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A new book reveals 50 distinctive terms from around the world, including a Swedish word meaning ‘the road-like reflection of the moon on water’.

It’s the country’s best-loved film, but after 75 years, has Gone with the Wind stood the test of time? Nicholas Barber watches it again and is perplexed.

As Peter Jackson brings his Middle Earth saga to a close, Nicholas Barber asks whether The Battle of the Five Armies is worthwhile or unnecessary.

For reclusive authors such as JD Salinger, shying away from publicity has never harmed book sales. Lucy Scholes peeks into a secretive literary phenomenon.

Dietmar Eckell travels the world to photograph plane wrecks where everyone survived. He told BBC Culture why he decided to find crashes with happy endings.

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the ghosts of fast food past, Chris Rock on racism and why it sounds like Hendrix wants to “kiss this guy”.

The Godfather Part II, which turns 40 on 12 December, is widely considered to be better than the original. It’s just one of many that deserve major respect.

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