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Fifty Shades and The Duke of Burgundy offer wildly different visions of S&M. How do film-makers create convincing erotic cinema? Lucy Scholes takes a look.

Western depictions of the Ottomans range from terrible foe to exotic paradise. How did artists get over their horror of the orient? Alastair Sooke reports.

Ahead of a huge retrospective at MoMA in New York, the exhibition’s curator looks back at the work of a truly unique artist.

From relaxed sensuality at Céline to sombre sculptures at Comme des Garçons – Susie Lau spots the most interesting looks on the catwalk in the French capital.

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