TfL’s Uber ban is anti-women, anti-youth and anti-London

I’m not really into politics but the decision to ban Uber today has shocked me more than pretty much any…

Philip K Dick: Five of his best books

The author who inspired Blade Runner wrote with an extraordinary prescience about the future

Move over Bond – Kingsman are the real spy masters

The film franchise is perfect for those who miss the wit and eccentricity of old 007 movies

BAE Systems’s Taranis, an armed, unmanned combat aerial vehicle which can fly unseen by radar and fire on targets on land or in the air

We cannot afford to sit back and watch: robot wars are something to fear

From Lethal Autonomous Weapons to tiny nano-drones, the warfare technology in development is thoroughly alarming

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Unlike father, unlike son: the Whitehalls double act

One’s crabby and conservative, while the other is genial and impeccably PC. No wonder Jack and his dad Michael make such compelling TV

Jordan Peterson and the transgender wars

The psychology professor is in trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age

A handy guide to the Tories for the under-10s

The Conservatives used to have big ideas and shout a lot; now they’re frightened of looking silly

London Film Festival 2017’s most pretentious previews

Cate Blanchett’s multiple manifestos, an art house Jungle Book and a moonwalking Islamist are on their way to LFF

Autumn 2017: The best new TV shows to catch

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Star Trek and a return to the Blue Planet are all on the way

Exhibition preview: Basquiat at the Barbican

Boom for Real is Britain’s first major Basquiat show

The Amateur Drinker: Is fizz worth all the fuss?

After a lifetime of abstinence, Paul Burke has decided to hit the bottle and find out what he’s been missing. This week, he gives prosecco a go

California revisited – and this time with the kids in tow

Mark Piggott and his family head off on an epic journey in search of spectacular beaches, a total eclipse and free wi-fi

How being a junior doctor prepared me for a career in comedy

Adam Kay on swapping delivering babies for telling jokes

The Work review: Folsom Prison blues on screen

A powerful documentary that goes behind prison walls

Gallery: Mario Testino at Sotheby’s

Artwork from the acclaimed photographer’s private collection is going under the hammer

When visiting Berlin, go west

West Berlin is becoming more trendy, but the ambience of the old city remains

Five films to see in September

What to watch in cinemas this month

In search of the food that Maggie munched on

Why are we so hungry to discover what famous people eat?

Exhibition preview: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

A National Gallery blockbuster exploring the influence of the Arnolfini Portrait

Don’t sneer at selfies

Kim Kardashian and van Gogh have more in common than you might think

A trip to Dracula’s birthplace won’t bleed you dry

The Transylvanian citadel that’s perfect for a budget break

How safe is a holiday to Turkey?

Political turmoil and terrorist attacks led to a decline in tourism, but holidaymakers are returning to the country

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival