Iranian cartoonist opens up about her captivity

In her first interview to Western media since winning her release, Atena Farghadani talks about the horrific conditions behind bars in Iran and how she plans to continue producing political art, even if that means going to prison again

We're living in a pimp state

In her controversial new book, Kat Banyard claims that the sex trade – increasingly tolerated and regulated by governments – is inherently sexist

Martin Creed: Still an angry artist

The Turner Prize winner's new exhibition, which reflects his often angry reaction to politics, is set in the carefully manicured gallery Hauser and Wirth, in Somerset

Musicians turned artists

Should musicians stick to their music, or should we allow them to spread their wings to other mediums – even if they're not that good

Photos of teenage bedrooms in the 90s

There’s a strange abstraction about the aesthetics of the near past. Look at bedrooms from the 1920s and you feel like you’re simply taking in historical information, but gaze on ones from just a couple of decades ago and you’re met with the odd realisation that a period that felt devoid of character while you lived through it had just as defined a look and corresponding temporal paraphernalia.

How Glasgow became an art capital

In recent years, the Scottish city has become a cultural powerhouse. On the eve of its biennial art festival, Hettie Judah travels there to find out why

Steve Lazarides is bringing graffiti art to the gallery

Call it street art, guerrilla art, or neo-graffiti, it's not the sort of stuff that should ever end up in a gallery, right? But that's exactly where Steve Lazarides has put it – to spectacular effect. And, as the man behind Banksy tells Susie Mesure, his critics can go hang