5 Things Every Man Needs To Know About This Week

​​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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EXHIBITION: Bedlam: The Asylum

When: Now (buy tickets here)


It's easy to forget that insane asylums – an otherworldly concept long resigned to horror movies and thriller novels - are a fairly recent and harrowingly regrettable embodiment of our country's attitude towards mental health.


And a new exhibition, focused on South London's Royal Bethlem Hospital – nicknamed Bedlam, for short – looks to shine a light on the legacy of asylums, and how our understanding of mental health has progressed since that point.

TELEVISION: HALCYON

When: Syfy UK, 26 September


So it's a show about virtual reality that - get a load of this, meta lads – will utilize virtual reality headsets.


Five VR episodes will be exclusively available on Samsung & Vive platforms. It's based around a classic murder mystery scenario, but the plot hardly seems to matter. It seems inevitable that virtual reality will have a huge influence on our media over the coming decade, and this could prove a nice little taster of what's to come.

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BOOK: Jason Coles' Golden Kicks: The Shoes That Changed Sport

When: 22 September


Sportswear and mainstream fashion have become synonymous – and nowhere is this more evident than on the shoe stands of our nation's high streets.


Jason Coles' 'Golden Kicks: The Shoes That changed Sport' looks to track the journey that iconic sports sneakers have made over the past century, including the people who made them, the athletes who wore them, and the fans who crave them.


Featuring a foreword by Stan Smith (of tennis and staple Adidas trainer fame), this is as authoritative a guide as you'll find on the streetwear phenomenon.

ALBUM: How To Dress Well - Care

When: 23 September


The Chicago-born singer songwriter returns with his fourth studio album in the space of six years, as he looks to transform critical acclaim into bonafide mainstream success.


We've had a little listen, and while it's a far-sight poppier than 2014's incredible "What Is This Heart", we reckon it still delivers enough melody-drenched melancholy to perfectly soundtrack the next few weeks of darker nights.

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MOVIE: The Infiltrator

When: Now


Bryan Cranston stars as federal customs agent Robert Mazur, as he attempts to bust notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's money-laundering operation without being shot in the face by hundreds of bullets.


It's all based on Mazur's autobiography, who had to use an undercover alias (Bob Musella) to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Think of it as a big screen Narcos spin-off, featuring the long-awaited return of Bryan Cranston's enviable Ned Flanders tache.