Films to watch in October

Blade Runner returns and Stalin kicks the bucket

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

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

Comedy shows to book ahead for

Katherine Ryan, Michael McIntyre and Greg Davies are heading out on the road

Seven brilliant things to do in October

Including London Film Festival, Oktoberfest and opera at the V&A

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Five pretty good Larry David moments

From ice cream etiquette to Larry’s tribute to a beloved aunt

Rock stars through the lens

David Montgomery and Gered Mankowitz share the stories behind their famous photographs of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and other rock ‘n’ roll stars

Gallery: Turner Prize 2017 exhibition

The work of this year’s nominees has gone on display at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery

The 60s underground press revisited: Barry Miles Q&A

A new book and exhibition are honouring the legacy of the magazines that formed a key part of 1960s counter-culture

As the left surges back, Marxism’s bloody legacy is covered up

Monuments to the victims of fascism exist everywhere, but communism’s victims are hardly remembered at all

The Age of the Outraged is killing all my best gags

It’s difficult enough to pen a joke that ‘lands’, but getting it past the censors is even worse

Exhibition preview: Autumn at Serpentine Galleries

Off-kilter photographs and iPhone enhanced paintings are going on show at the Hyde Park gallery

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

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