From Frank Zappa’s son to the Waterson folk dynasty, music runs in the blood – and the new generation are living up to their famous names
Jokes, party hats and useful and not-so-useful goodies, crackers are all part of the Christmas fun. Here’s our pick of the best
Movements are similar to flowing traffic on a congested motorway - but can work in any direction
Book published for capital's famously unfriendly travellers
The eighteenth-century courtyard at Somerset House presents 900-metre-square ice rink with one of the most remarkable skating scenery in London.
The Week in Books
Helen Fielding seemed unfazed by the drama as she signed copies of her book
The Smiths frontman appears to have patched up relations with his publishers, Penguin, following a reported last-minute disagreement
Where are you now and what can you see?
Here's all you need to make sure your day by the sea is stylish and problem free... just make sure to bring them home with you
Are you a fondler? Or do you keep your hands to yourself in a bookshop? The question is seen as a vital one for publishers keen to preserve the traditional paper book. Why? Because a tactile, finger-friendly cover can often mean the difference between a strong seller and one that bombs at the tills, or so the thinking goes.
It's all over the place – but there is much to savour in this irresistible adaptation
From Cold War to counter terrorism, the thrills go on
Charlie Brooker's smart sci-fi drama wasn't quite the social-media satire it hoped to be
So January's over: and here's why it's now OK to feel chipper. Spring is coming. Maybe tonight's the night you'll break a month long detox. It's Friday. And these facts, collected by Ink Tank blog, will (temporarily) make you feel like the world is a brain-meltingly wonderful place (which it might be).