Louis Theroux, surely TV's most affable and engaging provocateur, is back with a DVD of his most recent excursions into the lesser-trod alleyways of human society. 

The radio star

Tuesday March 20, 2012

In early 2005, a friend of David Byrne's told the Talking Heads frontman she missed hearing what he played in his office. So in April that year he started his online radio show.

Grinderman (album giveaway)

Monday March 19, 2012

Would've loved to have been sitting at the kitchen table when Nick Cave turned to his bedraggled, bearded mate Warren Ellis, clapped him on the shoulder, and asked if he wanted to make a cosmic clash of classic rock and classic-al.

Ben's Books: Habibi

Friday March 16, 2012

Turns out Benjamin Law (he of book writing, television guesting and article penning fame) can also read like a champ so we've convinced him to file fortnightly lit reviews. First up is Habibi by Craig Thompson.

Bye bye Britannica

Thursday March 15, 2012

After 244 years of printing the world's brain trust Encyclopaedia Britannica's hardbound books are history.

In the right hands sushi is the apogee of humankind's culinary creations. Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono has the right hands.

Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Dave Eggers, Kirsten Schaal and Amy Sedaris dish out advice in this new book published by The Believer

White Rabbit Gallery

Friday March 09, 2012

Nestled in the back streets of a quiet Sydney suburb sits one of the world's largest collections of contemporary Chinese art.

Headhunters (ticket giveaway)

Wednesday March 07, 2012

This slick, new Norwegian crime caper is part of a new wave of Scandinavian crime fiction winning massive audiences.

Photographer Bill Cunningham rides a bike around New York taking pictures of nice outfits for a living. It's not a bad deal.