The Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The crowds that gathered on the steps of the Paris Opera yesterday morning for Stella McCartney’s winter show included star guests: her father Paul, W(...)

Well-known journalist David Carr has died aged 58. Photograph: Andrea Morales/The New York Times

David Carr, a writer who wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times and th(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In print, Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North was a beautiful, deeply affecting n(...)

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Whether we wanted it or not (I’m saying “not”), we have, over the last five years, seen the development of a new genre of film. Harry Potter and th(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

True Detective. Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Photograph:  Home Box Office, Inc

True Detective (Sky Atlantic, Saturday) is the story of two policemen with the same head (granite face, sensible side-parting) who in flash-forward(...)

Apparently, Brian O’Driscoll played his last game for Ireland last month.

You might not have heard, but Brian O’Driscoll is retiring from rugby at the end of this season. The Leinster outside centre – who will m(...)

Following a lead: Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. Photograph: HBO

Spoiler alert: this column discusses details of the cu(...)

Out of the Furnace 2:30

Responsible Russell Baze (Christian Bale) visits with local rogue Petty (Willem Dafoe), in order to settle a debt owed by Russell’s feckless younger b(...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)