Where have I seen that face before?
A face full of snails might not be your average person's idea of an expensive salon treatment, but that's just what Japan's high society have been shelling out for lately - at a cost of £65 for a five minute session.
Plus: How life became art during the protests in Turkey and a detail about new vampire movie Byzantium for the audience to stick their teeth into
The Week in Books
Justin Bieber’s fans may complain about a two-hour wait, but it was a different story for those in line to see Stephenie Meyer, the author of the bestselling Twilight novels.
As parents carve pumpkins and children reach for the face paint ready to trick or treat, ever wondered where the traditions come from?
The boy wizard has grown up and Twilight is ending – so we need a new mythical creature to go crazy for. Gillian Orr makes the case for water babes
Having begun to digest the first batch of DLC for Skyrim, I felt a slight sense of transformation come over me. Hair began to fall out, and my skin grew paler. I even began to appreciate the music of Annie Lennox. My teeth suddenly became sore and sharp, and I was no longer able to indulge in garlic-based meals.
A lesbian sex scene helped make ballet thriller Black Swan the most complained-about film last year.
Sci-fi films portray women as warriors or wimps but true-to-life characters are all too rare, says Emily Jupp
She made her name in the long-running vampire saga, but now Kristen Stewart is relishing playing a very different kind of role. Emma Jones meets the 'kick-ass' heroine of the new Snow White
There are few big contenders for the Palme d'Or in this mediocre year
Tim Burton's stalwart star gives good fang, but this gothic comedy feels about as fresh as stale garlic