Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
The greatest offerings from the only new film genre to have emerged in the last 50 years.
Tracey Thorn’s Off the Record column.
I found it easy to keep my nostalgia in check. Tampering with evidence? Fitting up? Weird comments about “menopausal” shoplifters? No, thanks.
While it is no hardship to gaze upon ravishing images of the landscape as its autumnal glow vanishes under an icy crust, there’s not much to keep the intellect thrumming over the course of 196 minutes.
Antonia Quirke on Radio.
Once upon a time, the food of Venice was considered the finest in Europe, “specialising in wild boar, peacock, venison, elaborate salads and architectural pastries”.
The visitors who have filled the precincts of the Tower of London since August have been deeply moved by the great crowd of ceramic poppies planted in its dry moat – but moved by what, exactly?
Art schools used to be a place where the socially and intellectually marginal could distinguish themselves. Now, with unattainable entry requirements and a hefty price tag, they’re becoming a dwelling place for commercial interests and the children of the international elite.
Down and Out with Nicholas Lezard.
The winner of this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for her book H is for Hawk chronicles a life-changing week.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May