Douglas Gordon’s ‘24 Hour Psycho’ (1993)
©Antonia Reeve

25 years of Scottish contemporary art

‘Generation’ is an ambitious series of exhibitions – despite some puzzling omissions

Culture columns

I bet that Rubens, when he made his own copy of Titian’s great work, would have taken a photo if he could
Fiesta del Cine 2013...MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: People queue to buy tickets outside the Princesa Cinema on the second day of Fiesta del Cine on October 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. The Fiesta del Cine 'Film Festival' lasts for three days with around 3000 cinema screens around Spain selling tickets at 2,90 euros. On the first day interest from the general public rose 550 % from the previous Monday. This is the fifth year the festival has been held and it is hoped that the low prices and high interest from the public may boost the struggling the Spanish film industry. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) ©Getty
I don’t really want to watch movies in a heritage setting or Imaxed on the moon
John Cale, photographed in New York last year
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John Cale: rock and drones

How a contentious weapon of war is subverted in the Velvet Underground veteran’s new London show

Photograph of a mother cradling her lifeless child, dating from c.1850 to c.1860
©Stanley B Burns and the Burns Archive

The macabre at the Morbid Anatomy Museum

A new and resplendent temple of weirdness has opened in Brooklyn, New York

David Bowie in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (1976)
©British Film Institute

‘Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’, London

Antonia Quirke on Britain’s eccentric contributions to sci-fi coming soon to the British Film Institute

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Like the orchestra itself, the programme joined hands across national borders by featuring an Israeli and a Syrian composer

‘Looking for Paul’, Edinburgh

Part making-of documentary, part self-admonishing mea culpa, its narrative is as gripping as any soap opera

Fabrizio Rongione and Marion Cotillard in 'Two Days, One Night'

Two Days, One Night – film review

An uncharacteristically gentle film from the Dardenne brothers

Scarlett Joansson in 'Lucy'

Lucy – film review

Scarlett Johansson acquires a superbrain in Luc Besson’s film

The Police Officer’s Wife – film review

Amid the frustrations, there is fine filmmaking here

Sarah Wayne Callies in 'Into the Storm'

Into the Storm – film review

Actors are dwarfed by special effects in this disaster movie