Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
BBC Radio 4's Natural Histories.
Accounts of The Jam, the Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper and Belle and Sebastian come from the back.
Seiobo There Below, translated by Ottilie Mulzet, is László Krasznahorkai's most recent novel in English.
The sudden death in the last scene of Monday's Game of Thrones was a cliffhanger, nothing more.
Jam, not bombs.
Three new books explore the modern information assault - and how to survive it.
What did Shaw admire in Nietzsche? In the absence of God, both were seeking a purpose.
In his memoir Instrumental, it feels at times as though Rhodes is daring you to dismiss him, to find his story trivial or inferior.
Over the past 30 years, virtually all of Kundera’s innovations have been either imitated or overtaken. Kundera's challenge is to outlive his own novelty.
The so-called new nature writing has become a publishing phenomenon, but how much do its authors truly care about our wild places?
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May