Origins of a diva: Grace Jones film delivers the naked truth

In the public imagination, if you ignore the time she assaulted Russell Harty on his chat show, Grace Jones is an austere presence, a cyborg’s impersonation of a disco diva; all digital cheekbones and robotic allure. There have been several different iterations of the Jones persona over the years -...

Your chance to carve out a new emoji for sculpture

Art-loving smartphone users already have emojis for paintings, palettes and pencils, but they'll soon have a symbol for sculpture too. A major new competition launched by Art UK, to mark World Emoji Day, is asking the public to design and vote on a new mini-graphic to represent the art form. Talthybius, David...

Six of the best: RIBA announce the Stirling Prize shortlist

It is the country’s highest architectural accolade. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced its shortlist for the Stirling Prize and six buildings have been chosen for their design, innovation, inspiration and sustainability. The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners The Macallan Distillery and Visitor...