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

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

Open all year: London’s hidden gems

A selection of beautiful buildings and museums that are open to the public all year round

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 Man Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

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

Open House London 2017: the best buildings to visit

The doors to the capital’s architectural gems are being thrown open once again

Gallery: Mario Testino at Sotheby’s

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

Five films to see in September

What to watch in cinemas this month

10 brilliant things to do in September

Your essential guide to the month ahead

Exhibition preview: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

A National Gallery blockbuster exploring the influence of the Arnolfini Portrait

Don’t waste your money on Mayweather-McGregor

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor won’t be worth the hype or the pay-per-view fee

Five exhibitions to plan ahead for

An eclectic array of exhibitions to visit in the coming months

Plays to book ahead for

Secure your tickets for these upcoming theatre gems

Don’t sneer at selfies

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

Edinburgh’s other festival

Venture beyond the Fringe for the excellent Edinburgh Art Festival

The Diary: Things to do in August

Your essential what’s on guide for the month ahead