5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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TV: RIPPER STREET (Season 4)

When: 22 August (BBC2)


Everyone knows that you can viably catch up on three seasons of a TV program, but four seasons is an insurmountable task. To that end, you should have a binge on the critically lauded Ripper Street before it escapes you grasp forever.


Set in the London East End in the late 18th century, it follows police officers covering the district which has been hit by the grizzly murders of Jack the Ripper. The fourth series has already premiered on Amazon Prime, but you don't have that, so catch it on BBC 2.

EXHIBITION: David Bowie - Unseen Photographs

When: Now (Snap Gallery, 12 Piccadilly Arcade)


Do a Google image search of David Bowie, and you'll lose hours without even knowing. The late pop icon's incredible outfits and incarnations are a joy to behold, and his face never seems to run out of angles.


Which is why we suggest you pop down to Snap Gallery to check out some never-before-seen photos, taken by Gerald Fearnley, the friend who photographed his first ever album cover.

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MOVIE: POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING

When: 26 August


There was a moment in time, not too long ago, that YouTube existed solely for Lonely Island music videos. Then they went on a hiatus, and people started watching make-up tutorials and spot-popping videos instead.


Anyway, the boys are back – in this hilarious send-up of "inspirational" official pop-star biopic blockbusters.

BOOK: AMY SCHUMER - THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO

When: 25 August


Fearless and candid, Amy Schumer's work has always boasted a level of honesty that other comics struggle for.


This autobiography is sure to be no different, as she details her rise to becoming one of the most successful stand-ups in the world, as well as the fall-out that much of her risque material has often produced.

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ALBUM: DE LA SOUL - AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY

When: 26 August


Hip hop trio De La Soul's first album in seven years, it was actually funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Damon Albarn, David Byrne, Estelle, Justin Hawkins, Little Dragon, Roc Marciano, Pete Rock, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, and Usher.