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The most iconic photos of the 20th Century

An exhibition at the Rijksmuseum documents the history of photography in the last century. Alastair Sooke discusses the growing importance of the medium.<p>“The 20th Century is the age of photography,” says Mattie Boom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. “More than painting or …

Amsterdam

Why the world still loves Charles Dickens

Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland. What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death? Lucinda Hawksley investigates.<p>In the winter of 1867 a work-weary Charles Dickens arrived in Boston harbour, following a long sea voyage from …

Literature

The 10 greatest Christmas movies

Time Travel

The 10 best films of 2014

Sony Pictures

What were the 10 best songs of 2014?

Greg Kot picks the tunes – some extraordinarily popular, some that should have been – that helped shape the year in music.<p><b>All of Me, John Legend</b><p>Sensitivity, John Legend owns you. He’s a loner at a piano with a needy voice. He sounds like he’s down on his knees pleading, “You’re my end and my …

Sam Smith

Arts and culture luminaries who died in 2014

The Arts

The 10 best books of 2014

Books

The 10 greatest feasts in art

Leonardo Da Vinci

The best dressed on the red carpet in 2014

Oscar de la Renta

Patria o Muerte: 7 Essential Cuba-Set Films

With a move meant to alleviate fifty-four years of tension, President Obama eased a number of travel and trade restrictions with the island nation of …

10 Great Movies About New Beginnings

The New Year is upon us. It's a time of new beginnings; a time to start over and make this year better than the last. That's the goal at least, …

Time Again: The Case for Time Travel on Film

This weekend is the U.S. premiere of "Predestination," a film adaptation of the classic Robert Heinlein story "All You Zombies" that stars Ethan …

Time Travel

Fantastical buildings that were never built

From the planned centrepiece of Hitler’s New Berlin to a 4-km-high (2.5 mile) steel structure that was to rise above Tokyo – Jonathan Glancey looks at architects’ impossible dreams.<p>When Berlin fell in May 1945 British and American interrogators were particularly keen to speak to Albert Speer, the …

Skyscrapers

Must-See Horror Movie #3: Stephen King's '1408'

Unwilling to accept that there is any better holiday than Halloween, we've been celebrating the creep factor at Signature by looking at horror films …

PhD in Hollywood: The Fascinating 'Fearless Criminal'

We are fascinated by criminals, in part because they seem impervious to fear. Riveted to movies, television screens, and detective novels, we watch …