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El artista que hipnotiza Instagram imitando logos de marcas

La serena y perfecta caligrafía de Seb Lester se convierte en fenómeno viral con sus mini clips en los que reproduce emblemas reconocidos.<p>Seb Lester …

Why is Woody Allen still popular?

The filmmaker has outlasted many in the industry – and survived scandals. Lisa Schwarzbaum explores why he continues to appeal to so many.<p>Woody Allen is a man of habits. For over half a century, the stand-up comedian, writer and filmmaker has been true to his nerd glasses and his fashion-resistant …

Woody Allen

Can literary talent be inherited?

Three notable pairs of mother-daughter writers suggest writing ability can be passed down through generations. For Mother’s Day, Jane Ciabattari investigates.<p>The art of novel writing isn’t often a family business. The combination of talent and perseverance required, plus the good fortune to be …

Books

Maleficent: What do fairy tales really mean?

Maleficent is the latest in a long line of fantasy adaptations. Hephzibah Anderson looks at their dark, sexual messages – and why we’re fascinated by them.<p>Once upon a time, an animation studio known as the Walt Disney Company cast a magical spell, allowing it to seize control of the fairy tale …

Does modern art hate religion?

For centuries, the church was a powerful force that shaped art – but this has changed. Alastair Sooke explores what the future holds.<p>It is often said that art galleries today are the new cathedrals – places that people visit to replenish the spirit in a secular age. But for many centuries, …

Why are exorcisms so fascinating?

Each year, Hollywood releases at least one new film about demonic possession. Nicholas Barber explains why these movies are still so popular.<p>It’s the same old story. Someone starts gnashing their teeth and scratching the furniture. Someone else declares that they’ve been possessed by a demon. A …

Horror

The 10 greatest stained-glass windows in the world

The moustache: A hairy history

From the lustrous whiskers of England’s medieval knights to Magnum, PI and Movember – Lucinda Hawksley charts the changing fashions of the hirsute upper lip.<p>Throughout history facial hair has fallen in and out of fashion. Hairy faces have been lauded, derided, immortalised in art and even …

Eleven untranslatable words

Norwegians have a word that means ‘to sit outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer’. BBC Culture meets an artist fascinated by languages’ unique terms.<p>In 1983, the writers Douglas Adams and John Lloyd compiled The Meaning of Liff, “a dictionary of things that there aren't any words for yet”. It …

Adult piano lessons: Never too late to learn?

When Clemency Burton-Hill returned to piano lessons as an adult, she found herself in good company. Grown-ups everywhere are learning the instrument to relieve stress, focus their minds – and for the sheer joy it brings.<p>They say that youth is wasted on the young, but it’s nothing compared to piano …

Piano

Twin Peaks: What made it so good?

It’s nearly 25 years since David Lynch brought his vision of small-town kooks and serial murder to TV screens. BBC Culture serves up a cherry pie filled with its key ingredients.<p><b>Americana</b><p>Twin Peaks expresses a vision of America filtered through the genre tropes of Hollywood film and TV storytelling …

Death: The last taboo?

The week’s best arts and culture reads – exploring the rituals surrounding death and burial, a new biography of Leonard Cohen and Pussy Riot in translation.<p>Pussy Riot in translation<br>Sophie Pinkham | Dissent | 13 August 2014<br>Review of Masha Gessen’s book, Words Will Break Cement, discussing Pussy …

What’s age got to do with it?

Three decades ago it wasn’t unusual for older acts to find success in the pop charts – but that is no longer the case. Greg Kot explains why.<p>Thirty years ago this September, Tina Turner’s wait was over. She finally had a number one single with What’s Love Got to Do With It. After a bitter break-up …

Is Borges the 20th Century’s most important writer?

Jorge Luis Borges’ mysterious stories broke new ground and transformed literature forever. Everyone should read him, writes Jane Ciabattari.<p>Reading the work of Jorge Luis Borges for the first time is like discovering a new letter in the alphabet, or a new note in the musical scale. His friend and …

Artists and their pets

Why won’t English speakers read books in translation?

Literature from other languages makes up just two or three per cent of English publishers’ output – why is the figure so low? Hephzibah Anderson investigates.<p>Some call it the two per cent problem, others the three per cent problem. It depends on which set of statistics you use and, as with most …

Can any composer equal Bach?

Nearly 300 years after his death, Johann Sebastian Bach is still the gold standard in classical music. Clemency Burton-Hill explores why that is.<p>On BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast show we have a daily feature called Bach Before 7. Every weekday morning, just before 7.00, we play a piece of music by Johann …

NYC’s Abandoned 18th Street Subway Station on the 6 Line

The 18th Street subway station was originally on the IRT Line, formerly sandwiched between 14th St-Union Square and 23rd Street. After World War II, …

The Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Have you ever taken a tour of the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. We’re sharing all …

The Top 10 Secrets of the NYC Subway

The New York City subway carries many secrets, like any extensive system that was built over time. But it also comes with quite a bit of lore — from …

An Illustrated World of Coffee – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Mr. Porter, an online retailer of high-end menswear, published a lovely interactive map of global coffee trends this summer in the journal section of …

Coming to America: The Wilfa Svart Presisjon

Meet the Svart Presisjon (Black Precision) from the Norwegian housewares company, Wilfa. You may have seen photos of it floating around the internet, …

What these 7 tiny restaurants in NYC lack in size, they make up for in personality! http://ow.ly/wOcul

We went around looking for the prettiest subway entrances we could find in Manhattan and Brooklyn: http://ow.ly/x15Ox

Dogs at War: Judy, Canine Prisoner of War

For centuries military dogs have played important roles on the battlefield.<p><i>Editor's Note: This is the third in a five-part series.</i><p><b>The sea was slick with oil, littered with debris, and crowded with panicked men who moments before had been aboard the S.S. Van Warwyck when it came under attack.</b><p>But …

Test-Tube Meat: Have Your Pig and Eat It Too

Don't kill the pig, say Dutch researchers—just grow its cells in the village meat factory.<p>Here's one vision of the future of meat: We manufacture it from stem cells in giant "bioreactors" of the sort you might find in a modern pharmaceutical factory. The cells come from a contented pig that lives …

Honeybee Dances Map Healthy Landscapes

Waggling insects could give information that leads to better land-use practices.<p>Honeybees are all about sharing: When a foraging one finds a great place to eat, she performs a dance for her nestmates that charts a course to the source.<p><b>Now the bees' moves are giving scientists a map as well—one that</b> …

Where to set-jet Game of Thrones

Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).<p>The story follows the fortunes of …

TV Series

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …