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.
In many ways, January diets are as self-indulgent as the Christmas binge.
Failing hardware and Withnail occupy Nicholas Lezard.
Another Soho landmark bites the dust.
The physicist is held up as an example of what you can achieve in life if you have a disability, but he was only diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was 21 – his career was set in motion while he was still able-bodied.
Are we about to enter an “age of games”?
The trend for using long-dead actresses to front campaigns aimed at female consumers is at best tasteless and at worst insidious.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Rod Stewart laps it up in the BBC's first History Hour of 2015.
Tracey Thorn fills the airwaves with audiobooks, articulate teens and Caitlin Moran.
"It's not the vulgarity that makes you want to puke so much as the asininity" in BBC season of wealth.