Charlton Heston as Moses in Cecil B de Mille’s ‘The Ten Commandments’
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Gospel according to Hollywood

As Tinseltown rediscovers religious epics, Randy Boyagoda explores the Bible’s shifting place in our cultural lives

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Montage of petrochemical plant and crucifix
In 2011, actor Michael Sheen returned to his home town in Wales to star in a modern version of the Passion play
– Sarah Hemming
Police surround an ambulance on the pitch at Hillsborough ©Getty
Simon Kuper, writing in 2009, on how a football tragedy redeemed the game
Illustration by James Ferguson of Jagdish Bhagwati
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Jagdish Bhagwati

The economist with a reputation for skewering his enemies talks about who he’s backing in India’s elections, and whether he’s given up hope of winning a Nobel Prize

‘Zulma’ (1950) by Henri Matisse
©Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014

Matisse: The Cut-outs

Tate Modern’s new show of the artist’s late works is a visually stunning triumph, writes Jackie Wullschlager

GHL210064 View of London, published 1647 (engraving) (facsimile copy) (detail) by Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607-77); London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; Czech, out of copyright
©London Metropolitan Archives

Shakespeare at war

A lady as potent as a lord: The story of the battle that led to the creation of the Globe theatre

©Jim Davies

Biking in Bhutan

A new cycling trip through the remote Himalayan kingdom provides the ideal way for visitors to immerse themselves in its traditions and culture

Street style images
©Silvia Olsen

The power of yellow

The colour of daffodils and Easter sunshine, yellow is now being worn to stand out in the workplace

‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’

Thomas Piketty’s economic, social and political history of the evolution of income and wealth

The view from the hotel Alila Jabal Akhdar
©Chris Caldicott

Oman’s Green Mountain

The Arab state has a glut of luxury hotels on the coast but attention is moving inland, where a dramatic new property opens next month

Illustration, The Diary: Constantine Phipps
©Luke Waller

Constantine Phipps

The novelist delights in folk music, rhyming couplets and train journeys

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Short-cut to summer shirts

The crop-sleeved shirt has a mixed reputation but this season’s looks are cool and sophisticated

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