Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
The Ben Uri gallery's latest exhibition explores 100 years of Jewish art in London.
Hadley Freeman's readings of 1980s films escape the anxiety of snobbery, but more daring would have been welcome.
What seems like “political comedy” is more commonly a piss-take of personality types, and there are rich pickings when it comes to the current British left.
We talk the new Pixar film Inside Out, discuss Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet and approaches to fandom, and read comics series The Wicked and the Divine.
Is literature therapy, comfort food, or a route to self-knowledge? Four literary critics – Alberto Manguel, Michael Hofmann, James Wood and Clive James – pick up where Montaigne left off.
Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?
He made his name / From being bulletproof.
Mistress America and Trainwreck both look at the lives of young women - but neither quite pull it off.
As Great British Bake Off contestant Nadiya's casket crumbled, viewers learnt an important lesson in how to move on from failure.
Almost 23,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Roland Emmerich's new film about the Stonewall rebellion of 1969.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May