Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
NS pop critic Kate Mossman talks to the former Sex Pistol about Ed Miliband, Ukip and “men’s dangly bits”.
Children get the best TV this year, says Rachel Cooke.
Wonder Woman is riddled with contradictions: sexless, yet sexy; strong, yet vulnerable; a feminist hero created by a man.
Ryan Gilbey casts an eye over the Christmas fare.
Handing out the gongs.
Tom Watson sits through the best and worst video games so you don’t have to.
Breaking Bad’s power lies in its chilling vision of a society in thrall to the market.
From the artist Margaret Keane, the subject of the new Tim Burton film Big Eyes, to Courtney Love and Mary Shelley, our society is always ready and willing to listen to denials of female authorship, even where they are based on the flimsiest of evidence.
Lord Sugar’s rather laboured hunt for a new business partner finally finishes.
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