BoJack Horseman: Sometimes after binging on episodes I wish that I lived in a world of anthropomorphic animals and I consider dressing my cat in clothes

One of the oldest artworks in the world is a 32,000-year-old ivory statuette of a man with a lion’s head from the Stadel Cave in Germany. I thought I’(...)

Marti Noxon, left, and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the creators of the Lifetime drama UnReal,  about a reality dating show, recycles some painfully dark moments. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

We’ve gorged on 15 years of reality television now (if we controversially date it from the first series of Big Brother) and we’re all feeling a little(...)

Someone who looks like Vince Vaughn is lying in bed staring at a water stain on the ceiling of his mansion. He is recalling, at length, how his dru(...)

Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

A CGI limousine navigates an enchanted city of glowing animated skyscrapers and huge shimmering portraits of Marty Whelan, before stopping at a cin(...)

Annie Clark  of St Vincent: “I find that sometimes my ears are my biggest asset – and my ears are the things that will always keep my body reaching and they will always reach for things that I’m not quite able to play”

Annie Clark makes joyous, angular, soulful pop music which is unashamedly arty. “Why should I be ashamed of artiness?” she says, sounding right(...)

US president, Barack Obama, with  Marc Maron in his garage recording studio after recording an episode of WTF. Photograph: courtesy  the White House press office

Barack Obama went to a comedian’s garage to have a bit of a chat. You can listen to it below or by clicking here (wtfpod.com). In the interview, which(...)

““I know EVERYTHING!!!!” Jack Black tries out his new superpowers of chess in the 1999 pilot for ‘Heat Vision and Jack’

On Monday on Sky Atlantic, Jack Black stars alongside Tim Robbins in geopolitical crisis satire The Brink. Though Black has cameoed in many sit(...)

Patrick Freyne at the Wellington Testimonial in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ah, Dublin: coddle; Old Mr Brennan; Molly Malone; Bang Bang; field marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. We don’t tend to think of (...)

Personal brushes with addiction: Johann Hari. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Johann Hari, who has just published a book about the drug war that is filled with tales of redemption, doesn’t want redemptive narratives about his ow(...)