Detail. Sandro Botticelli. ‘Cristoforo Landino presents his Disputationes Camaldulensesto Federico da Montefeltro’
©Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica

The Ottomans in Renaissance art

European images of the Ottomans offer a revealing insight into how the all-conquering empire was perceived in the west

The Life of a Song

Scene from 'Shrek'
In an age of artistic credibility, The Monkees were unashamedly plastic, the original manufactured boy band
John Bonham in 1972 ©Getty Images
Like a fair amount of Led Zeppelin’s material, the song had its origins in the American blues, an old tune of 1929
Matthew Bourne at the Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog
©Alex Bonney

Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ revisited

Fans of the German electro pioneers are getting serious with a reinterpretation of a seminal album — and a conference

An Edouard Denis Baldus photograph of flooding in Lyon (1856)
©Wilson Centre for Photography

Photography at its infancy on show at Tate Britain

Tate Britain hosts an exhibition that offers a rare chance to see images made by one of the medium’s very earliest processes — salt and silver

Wim Wenders at the Berlin Film Festival
©Christian Jungeblodt

Wim Wenders on the pull of America

The German film director talks about the draw of the US throughout his 50 years of film-making

Wafaa Bilal’s ‘Canto III’ (2015)
©Lawrie Shabibi Gallery

The Armory rings in the changes

New York’s oldest modern and contemporary fair opens next week with a special focus on Middle Eastern art

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed in 'Catch Me Daddy'

Catch Me Daddy — film review

Brilliant cinematography turns this story into gold

Lillete Dubey and Richard Gere in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — film review

Anglo-Indian sequel repeats the formula

'White God'

White God — film review

The dog is the star of this Cannes prize-winning film

Maika Monroe in 'It Follows'

It Follows — film review

A promising premise turns into ho-hum horror

Ralph Fiennes, centre, in 'Man and Superman'
©Johan Persson

Man and Superman, National Theatre, London — review

Ralph Fiennes’ performance isn’t enough to carry Shaw’s play

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