It's a bouquet of 3D film, opera, and electronic music
The Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell and his wife have co-translated an acclaimed book, written by a Japanese child, about his experience of growing up with autism.
Hugh Grant said last night it was "fun" to bring out a darker side for his multiple roles in the screen adaptation of Cloud Atlas, rather than the bumbling English gent he normally plays.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Monty Python star Terry Gilliam have joined forces to encourage new audiences to go to the opera.
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry was rushed to hospital last night after being injured while filming her latest movie.
If, like me, you have trouble sleeping; if at night your brain starts fidgeting in your skull like a recalcitrant toddler, pin-balling from one deranged thought to the next without a care for the exhausted body that houses it, then the radio is probably your best friend.
From terrific tablets to slick smartphones, David Phelan selects the hottest hardware for your Christmas wish list
They had the big stories, but where were the big laughs?
And neither is Mark [Mitchell's character in Channel 4's Peep Show]. But I'm shy about revealing which other elements from his character are actually mine, as he's such a terrible, selfish loser. I console myself with the thought that at least I've always known what I wanted to do – Mark has no such clarity.
Three London friends come to terms with their various losses and meet to wrangle, wittily and touchingly, over the deepest questions of belonging and identity. This year's Man Booker winner finds bold and wrenching humour within its solemn themes. However adept at all the skills of comedy, and however immersed in ideas of Jewishness, this novel bristles with a passion and zest that defy all label-stickers.
Howard Jacobson richly deserved his Booker prize, but so many other novels divided cultured opinion
Australian novelist Peter Carey could become the first author to win the Man Booker Prize three times after it was announced he was on this year's shortlist.
Chris Morris's debut film, co-written with Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show / The Thick of It), features a cell of bumbling jihadists from the Midlands.
David Mitchell attracts both deep popular affection and critical awe. In Edinburgh, Arifa Akbar talks to him as the Booker race looms
The Man Booker Prize announced its longlist last week. But there are plenty of other books to admire...