WHAT TO SEE
Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues
OK we realise it isn't out this weekend, but given the kind of news hounds we know you are (and just in case you aren't among the millions of people to have viewed the trailer), we wanted to bring you the scoop that the sequel to Mr Will Ferrell's Anchorman is out next week. This time, Ron Burgundy and his merry band of wide-lapelled newsmen, Brian Fantana (Mr Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (Mr David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Mr Steve Carell), bounce back from a post-1970s slump to enter a new fray: cable news.
Out on 18 December in the US and UK and 19 December in Australia. anchormanmovie.com
WHAT TO HEAR
Because the Internet by Childish Gambino
He may split the hip-hop community for having the audacity to work a day job - Childish Gambino, better known as Mr Donald Glover, plays Troy in NBC's cult comedy series Community - but that doesn't mean his new album won't be as unabashedly inventive and clever as always (not many rappers casually drop the word "onomatopoeia"). For starters, the CD version comes with a lenticular cover, and he's already released an eye-catching video starring adult star Ms Abella Anderson for his single "3005", though the irony of his album title was certainly not lost on Mr Glover when a second track, "Sweatpants", was leaked online a week before release.
Out now. childishgambino.com
WHAT TO READ
Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler and the Warsaw Uprising by Alexandra Richie
The Warsaw Uprising is one of the most valiant stories of WWII - and also one of its most devastating. After the Nazis destroyed the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw in 1943, the Polish Home Army decided to make a stand and resist them when they threatened to deport Warsaw's remaining residents in 1944. They held out for more than 60 days, despite scant support from the Western Allies, but were ultimately defeated in what turned out to be one of the most brutal military episodes of the Führer's demonic reign. Using primary sources, esteemed historian Ms Alexandra Richie pieces together accounts of those who lived - and died - in the struggle.
WHAT TO CLICK
As well as steadying the choppy European economy, or bringing other less financially prudent neighbours to their knees (a view very much dependent on how close to the Mediterranean you are), German Chancellor Angela Merkel also does a nice line in trendy bowl haircuts, as this appreciative Tumblr demonstrates. Using a single, wistful image of her that, even before it has been tinkered with, could happily appear on an early Belle & Sebastian record, various contributors have treated Ms Merkel to the kind of hip graphic and illustrative treatment that shows just how down with die Kinder she really is.
WHAT TO ATTEND
Foo Fighters in Mexico City
After announcing their extended hiatus from band life, Mr Dave Grohl and his hairy cohorts are going back on their word and making a mega-comeback this week in Mexico - announced in dramatic style on their Facebook page via a picture of a blood-spattered guitar and plectrum. The band played a first date on Wednesday but then added a second - tomorrow - which could be a good opportunity to hear snatches of material from the new album that has been promised for next year. And if that weren't enough, they'll also have The National in support, so there'll be plenty of high-quality stadium rock to go around.
13 December, Foro Sol stadium, Mexico City. foofightersmexico.com
WHAT TO WATCH
The Short Game
Netflix has already shown discerning judgment with its programming choices, first with Mr Kevin Spacey's critically acclaimed remake of political drama House of Cards, and then by snapping up the new series of Arrested Development. This week it ventures forth into documentaries with an exclusive film released today. The Short Game follows eight of the planet's best golfers - who all just happen to be seven years old - as they compete in the junior world championships. If that whets your appetite for real-life action, Netflix also has the rights to the much talked about documentary series The Square, about the Tahrir Square protests in Egypt, which it will air next year.
Available on Netflix