The Bugatti Type 57 SC is known in the trade as La Voiture Noire.

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The villa sits on the side of the island

A unique sea-front Sicilian villa owned by famed fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on the island of Stromboli has been placed on t(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Isabella Rossellini: “They sent me so many flowers on my 40th birthday, it was a morgue. I knew I was dead.” Photograph: Peter Lindbergh/Lancome

In 1982, Isabella Rossellini became the world’s highest paid model by signing an exclusive deal with the cosmetics company Lancôme. In an era where th(...)

On August 21st, 2015, Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani boarded a high-speed train headed for Paris, armed with an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter and(...)

Graffiti in Brazil depicting the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi. It reads: “Peace, abandoned”. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

‘Must Christ be crucified in every generation for the benefit of those who have no imagination?” The question posed by Bernard Shaw in his play St Joa(...)

Luke Evans as Dracula in Dracula Untold

So, you think you’re British, bus-mates? Have a gawp at this. It is September 2013 (movies take a long time to finish) and we are trundling fro(...)

Rome, Open City/Rome, Città Aperta 2:08

As the SS close in, engineer and communist Giorgio Manfredi enlists the help of Don Pietro Pellegrini, a Catholic priest who is also (...)

Before Midnight

There is, at the start of Richard Linklater’s satisfying conclusion to a beautifully balanced romantic trilogy, a fine (almost certainly accidental) j(...)