Half-love letter, half-biopsy, Charlie Lyne's documentary analysis of teen movies is full of flashes of madness.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
It was less “Remembering Elvis”, more “Praising Bill Kenwright”.
Oscar Isaac exploits his unique charisma and mutable appearance in two of the biggest films released this awards season.
Margeret Forster's sensitive new study of a life in real estate is more than simple autobiography.
A new book on warrior women reveals the true origins of a pervasive popular archetype.
Tamsin Greig stars in the innovative Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, while the Tate Modern wallet incident presses us to ask: what is art?
The William Hill 2014 Sports Book of the Year covers the rape trial of an Australian Rules footballer -- but also raises broader questions about how to resolve a culture clash.
Suzanne Moore learns to drive and finds an accidental therapist.
There’s nothing else like this unnervingly quiet drama on our screens right now.
Film posters are addicted to showing a faceless woman from behind, with her legs framing the real hero.
Are queer and black voices being excluded from games?
Misogyny both creates and thrives on women’s intellectual insecurities, implying that dissent merely signifies one’s inability to access a greater, higher truth.
From jealousy to cowardice to greed, the power of vices is to inspire virtue.
“Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were sexy, but only with their feet, like butterflies.” – Clive James
From bonus tracks to signed T-shirts to private concerts, do we end up here, selling not just the finished record, but every moment of the process?
Our cartoonist Tom Humberstone reflects on the Charlie Hebdo shooting and subsequent debates.
There is little to surprise a seasoned awards-watcher in this year’s nominations – Ryan Gilbey gives his verdict.
Despite strikingly similar prodigies and deranged mentors, Whiplash and Foxcatcher offer two very different takes on the mentor/pupil relationship.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s series pushes its provocative and surreal comedy even further in its second season.
Ben Lerner’s second novel tries to emulate Walt Whitman’s democratic “I” in an age when economic imperatives trump democracy. It is a clever and timely work — as much the story of the novel’s construction as the novel itself.
Michel Houellebecq’s novel imagining his country under Islamic rule featured on the cover of last week's Charlie Hebdo. But it's not the satire you'd expect.
At this rate, the self-funded seven-inch may well make a comeback.
Anita Anand's Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary explores the life of an overlooked but important campaigner.
Marlon James's latest novel on Bob Marley and December '76 is more true for being fiction.
How credulous does Chris Chibnall think we are?
One of South Africa's most accomplished prose stylists gets a timely reissue.
William Blake’s “infernal method” is revealed in an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
There was a bit more to Agincourt than a dozen Rada graduates standing around between two curtains.
Two very different biographical works give surprising insight into the great composer's character.