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The twice-awarded director boasts an enduring celluloid output that has fuelled Oscar night nominations, and wins, for over 40 years.

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Videos

While the Fires Burn

06 Dec, 2017

In this extract from a forthcoming film portrait, photographer Daniel Schwartz shoots in the Karakoram range in Pakistan, documenting the disappearance of glaciers around the world.

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Features

Decoding the Pyramids

21 Sep, 2018

What can Giza’s treasures tell us about Ancient Egyptian civilization?

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Features

Science into Art

03 Nov, 2017

The history of 'Joseph Banks’ Florilegium' encompasses Captain Cook’s 'first voyage', and the revelatory scientific discoveries that came out of it.

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Dr Sandra Piesik believes that we urgently need to start embracing local building traditions to help protect the environment.

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Features

The Time of the Androgyne

27 Oct, 2017

Fashion and pop culture are rife with androgynous imagery but, look carefully, and it was there all along…

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Author Interviews

The End, Our Only Friend

03 Nov, 2017

Artist, writer and founder of the Morbid Anatomy blog, Joanna Ebenstein opens up about our relationship with the Grim Reaper

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Author Interviews

Licking History

18 Oct, 2017

Weird tales from forgotten nations fill a phantasmagorical stamp collection located in Norway.

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Features

#FindFranklin Bookshop Competition

13 Oct, 2017

We've teamed up with Books Are My Bag to celebrate the launch of our new children's book about a book-loving dragon and his friend.

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Stalls and carts - whether the vendors lining the ancient Silk Road trading route, the oyster stalls of Roman London, or the Aztec food markets encountered by the Spanish conquistadores - selling indigenous, ready-to-eat snacks have been a feature of city life for millennia. What’s changed is the seriousness with which street cuisine is made, and served.

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