WHAT TO SEE
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Kitsch? Indulgent? Who cares! The latest cinematic wonderstuff from Mr Wes Anderson is out this week and it's one of his biggest treats yet. The very fact that so many actors return to work with him again and again must give some indication that his films are as much fun to make as they are to watch, though it is Andersonian newcomers Mr Ralph Fiennes as renegade concierge Gustave H and Mr Tony Revolori as lobby boy Zero who steal the show in this caper about Monsieur H's predilection for sleeping with rich old lady guests - one of whom (Ms Tilda Swinton) bequeaths him a rather generous thank you.
Out on 7 March in the US and UK. grandbudapesthotel.com
WHAT TO HEAR
G I R L by Pharrell Williams
Copy editors around the world will be gritting their teeth about the audaciously spaced title of Mr Pharrell Williams' new album, but the rest of us are pretty pleased. If you thought last year was big for the hepcat in the hat, what with his scene-stealing guest appearances on Mr Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and his own single "Happy", then hold on to the brim of your Vivienne Westwood buffalo - the new record is a sexy, soulful, funk-driven tribute to all things womankind (arguably, he has some amends to make after that video) with cameos from Mr Justin Timberlake and Ms Alicia Keys to boot.
Out now. pharrellwilliams.com
WHAT TO READ
Uganda be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
Ms Chelsea Handler has a new book out. Either it will be the sort of thing that excites you, or it won't - but rest assured that whichever category you're in, the queen of the chilly putdown doesn't care. In what is sure to be a frank and funny collection of stories - if her 2008 memoir, Are you there, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, is anything to go by - the acerbic comedian and talk-show host goes a-wandering and proves she is as likely to find mischief in the heart of Africa is she is in Hollywood. She'll also be doing an accompanying live tour, should you be feeling brave.
Out now. chelseahandler.com
WHAT TO CLICK
Not to be confused with top-end street-art gallery picturesonwalls.com (though the similarity in name is doubtless no accident), this blog celebrates wall interventions of all kinds - from witty scribblings on toilet doors to large-scale ad-hoarding desecrations. Although it describes itself as "An idiot's guide to art made by idiots", many of the scrawlings are decidedly un-stupid: take for example the cheery "Anarchy rules!" written in marker pen on a piece of corkboard, to which a Biro-wielding smart aleck responded "No, by definition it doesn't"; or the cardboard packaging case printed with the code "OB1" that someone has suffixed with "Kanobe" (and yes, spelling errors in off-the-cuff funnies are forgiven).
WHAT TO ATTEND
This is an historic edition of the Whitney Biennial art exhibition as it will be the last to take place in the Manhattan museum's current Mr Marcel Breuer-designed building; its swanky new downtown headquarters, designed by Mr Renzo Piano, open in 2015. The focus of the show, however, is far from fusty: three external curators have been invited to oversee a floor each, with more than 100 artists (twice the 2012 haul) vying for visitors' attention. The works on display will range from a dance performance by New York-based choreographer Mr Yve Laris Cohen and a film from mostly African-American troupe Yams Collective to provocative paintings by Chicago's Mr Elijah Burgher.
From 7 March to 25 May, Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York. whitney.org
WHAT TO WATCH
Mr Brad Pitt's production company is behind this slick and sinister new drama about a Missouri town whose deceased inhabitants come back from the dead, seemingly alive and well at the age they were when they met their untimely ends - even an eight-year-old boy who died 32 years ago. If you happened to catch the excellent French TV series Les Revenants then the premise may sound familiar, though this show is being described as "inspired by", rather than a direct remake of it (confusingly, an English-language version titled They Came Back is also in the works). Either way, it should make compelling viewing.
Starts Sunday 9 March on ABC