TOK: The Arts
Victorian love saga still pulls in the crowds
A film version of ‘Wuthering Heights’ has cast a striking new light on Emily Brontë’s classic novel. Such adaptations are more popular than ever. What explains their enduring appeal?
Satirists targeted for taking on the powerful
As Private Eye celebrates its 50th anniversary in the UK, French society has united to support firebombed satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Laughing at politics has a long and controversial...
Shakespeare was Fakespeare, says new film
William Shakespeare is the author whose work has captivated us for centuries. Or did someone else, better educated and worldly, write his plays and poems – and is it for Hollywood to decide?
How to make a speech to change the world
A 16-year-old boy is making headlines today after a brilliant speech at a political conference, and with No Pens Day tomorrow, we offer our top tips on the art of public speaking.
'Boring' pop fuels booming classical sales
The music world is being shaken by a new breed of young composers, producers and performers. And – to the surprise of many – they're all devotees of classical music.
Longest running radio show wants you!
Desert Island Discs offers celebrities the chance to choose their favourite music. Now it's asking everyone to join in the game. Will you take up the radio's oldest music challenge?
Eight marriages, two Oscars and one remarkable life
The papers may have been full of the Budget yesterday. But they were also full of a 79-year-old called Elizabeth Taylor. Why?
World Book Day: salute a revolutionary object
Books are both loved and feared for their power. Often banned by religious and political tyrants, they can be a true force for change. Why is it important to celebrate intellectual freedom?