Cultural life: Jared Leto, actor and musician
Friday 17 May 2013
I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. I really liked Restrepo – it's very powerful and immediate and it takes you right into the battle of the Afghanistan war in a way I hadn't previously experienced.
The soundtrack to The Last Temptation of Christ by Peter Gabriel: it's ethereal and evocative, simple and beautiful.
Punchdrunk's Sleep No More was interesting because it was interactive. It normally wouldn't be at the top of my list of things to see, but I liked that it was breaking with convention.
I read a book about the history of antibiotics in the Thirties called The Demon Under the Microscope by Thomas Hager. I was battling out a cold when I happened to stumble upon it. I think so many of us take for granted the ability to get well quickly and easily.
I collect art. Dan Colen's work combines irreverence and simplicity in a way that's both jarring and playful. Damien Hirst did the cover of our new album. I'm also a fan of Jonathan Yeo's work.
Thirty Seconds to Mars' album 'LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS', is out on Monday. They play Download, Donington Park, Leicestershire on 16 June (www.downloadfestival.co.uk)
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from Conchita Wurst
Dheepan, film review: Palme d'Or prize goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Game of Thrones, The Gift, Season 5, Episode 7: Why two of the show’s most iconic characters just met
Eurovision 2015: Estonia seemingly enters Louis Tomlinson from One Direction
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland