She was the angry, androgynous runaway who got chatted up by Allen Ginsberg and had a grand love affair with Robert Mapplethorpe. And at 66 Patti Smith shows no sign of mellowing. Simon Hattenstone spends a gothic afternoon at home with the punk legend
'Johnny Depp owes me – he pinched my whole look in Edward Scissorhands'
Do antidepressants hamper the creative process, or are they the answer to tortured artists' prayers? Alex Preston recalls his experiences of Prozac and asks others how the drug affected their own work
John Harris welcomes a fierce and valuable book that charts the sell-out of pop culture since the 1980s
Simon Goddard offers a thrillingly unusual slant on how David Bowie transformed himself into the rock god Ziggy Stardust, writes Alex Larman
The latest chapter in the history of Bowieology sets out to identify Ziggy Stardust's true antecedents and legacy, writes Sukhdev Sandhu
This is a masterly and indeed monumental biography, some 800 pages long, a memorable portrait of the age as well as the composer, says PD Smith
The award-winning film director picks her cultural highlights of the moment, from Michael Haneke's Amour to The Book of Mormon. Interview by Corinne Jones
The murder of Stephen Lawrence shocked Britain and forced the country to take a hard look at itself. On the 20th anniversary of his death we ask Robert Beckford, Helen Oyeyemi, Diane Abbott, Ashley Walters, Kele Okereke and Estelle what impact his death had on them and society
The band inspired dissidents and musicians and, a new book claims, meant more to youth in the USSR than in the west, says Ed Vulliamy
Graphic artist considered 'the best album designer in the world'
From a Paul McCartney biography to Bill Browder's high-profile account of crossing the Kremlin, here is the business getting UK publishers excited at 2013's event
Bernardo Bertolucci, Jeanette Winterson and Paul Weller also among 75 public figures revealing favourite works