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Why the British are obsessed with the Cotswolds

Getty Images Equestrian events – such as the one shown here at Blenheim Palace – are central to certain sections of Cotswold society (Credit: Getty

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The film that shows women’s periods are still a taboo

Akanga Film Productions A Malay coming-of-age film about a girl who becomes a monster after her first period has been censored in its home country.

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Pixar sequel could be this summer’s best Hollywood entertainment

Disney Inside Out 2 “glimmers with diamond-hard truths about the complex business of being a human” – and has one of the year’s best punchlines.

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The world’s first global sporting celebrity

Getty Images After the French Open unveiled a new roof for their court named after Suzanne Lenglen – its concertina-style design inspired by her pleated

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How Saving Private Ryan’s D-Day sequence changed the way we see war

Alamy (Credit: Alamy) Today marks 80 years since the momentous World War Two Allied operation – and back in 1998, Steven Spielberg’s brutally immersive depiction

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‘I thought, my God, they’re ready for us. They know we’ve arrived’ – How WW2’s D-Day began with a death-defying mission

IWM (B 5067 (Credit: IWM (B 5067)) Eighty years ago on 6 June, D-Day, the largest land, air and naval operation in history was unleashed

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The radical 1970s roots of wellness

Alamy The ‘wellness’ boom of the 1970s was encapsulated, albeit cynically, in Don Draper’s spiritual retreat at the very end of Mad Men (Credit: Alamy)

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Eight of the best films of 2024 so far

14 hours ago By Nicholas Barber and Caryn James A24 BBC Culture film critics Nicholas Barber and Caryn James pick their highlights of the year

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This adults-only screwball comedy about a quick-witted stripper is like a ‘more believable Pretty Woman’

Courtesy Cannes Film Festival US director Sean Baker’s latest film exploring the world of sex work has been greeted rapturously at the Cannes Film Festival

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Why are Cannes standing ovations so weirdly long?

Courtesy of Cannes Along with the red carpet, sunburned film critics and warm rosé, awkwardly long standing ovations at premieres are one of the Cannes