Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Ryan Gosling’s deadened quality suits a character who (we assume, anyway) is not a paid-up member of the human race. Photograph: Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros/AP

It is jarring to consider that the gap between Blade Runner and today – 35 years – is about the same as that between Blade Runner and the high era of (...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

Siri made flesh: Detective Richard Madden and telepath Holliday Grainger, a psychic search engine

Robots that are indistinguishable from humans. False memories implanted by sinister agents. A police force that can arrest you for crimes not yet comm(...)

In 1992, Oxford’s Radiohead were one of the most least-likely-to bands around, but within six years they were the exact opposite. Underperforming 199(...)

Careful now! Knifing out an avocado’s flesh risks seriously wounding the hand. Photograph: Victor De Jesus/UNP/PA Wire

It’s a bit early for silly season. Is it not? Still, who can resist this story about the increasing problem of “Avocado Hand”? According to articles I(...)

Werner Heisenberg

One of the more annoying grammatical errors of our time is a tendency to confuse “may” and “might” when speaking of the past. You’re watching football(...)

The sun sets over Worthy Farm in Somerset as music fans start to arrive for the Glastonbury Festival. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Can a Glastonbury away from Worthy Farm truly be Glastonbury? We may find out in 2019 after founder Michael Eavis this week revealed his team is plan(...)

Why are they doing this? Why does the birdy sing? Why does the lion roar? Jedward enter the Big Brother House: Photograph: Channel 5

Over the weekend, someone released some Jedwards into the Celebrity Big Brother All Stars house. This year’s catchment of obscure goons has already b(...)

Master of the steely gaze and the vice-tight facial clench Rufus Sewell (left) in The Man in the High Castle

I’ve got a hot take, and it’s this: 2016 was a disappointing year. I know, this scorching insight seems too hot to handle, but hear me out. The world(...)