Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
For every stab at dirty realism in Fury, there is a sanitising touch to make everything clean again.
With its 1990s Cher wigs, glossy modern make-up and Disneyfied London, even a lustful Samuel Pepys can’t save ITV’s The Great Fire.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Egotism and self-flagellation.
From baseball to the Roosevelts, the film-maker Ken Burns has devoted a career to resurrecting America’s history.
On self and voice in new novels by Rachel Cusk and Will Eaves.
The tenderly shaped ten-minute broadcast included an interview with the California highway patrolman who had taken Dean to task over speeding. Two hours later, Dean was dead.
In 2010, Jón Gnarr became mayor of Reykjavik by accident. Four years later, he’s relieved it’s over.
From De Niro’s snarl to DiCaprio’s sinewy wildness, no director has explored masculinity as acutely as Scorsese, writes Tom Shone
Museums were once places of scholarship – now they intervene in war zones and world politics.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May