This weekend I'll be packing my swim suit, sun block, and sunglasses into my usual DJ tool fitted travel bag. I'll be heading to the iconic Balearic Island that is Ibiza, to join my fellow Radio 1 DJs for my first 'BBC Radio 1 in Ibiza' experience.
So here we are, August 2013, slap bang in the middle of BBC Proms territory. Whilst the Royal Albert Hall in West London plays host to the biggest names in classical music, the British Film Institute in South London shows the screening of series 2, show 1 of Top Boy- Channel 4's gritty drama about inner city street life.
Rather than breaking ground with any real analysis of this government's welfare reform or new insight into life on benefits, Nick and Margaret chose to cater to the lowest common denominator. Rehashing unhelpful myths about "benefit scroungers", this series reinforced exactly the kind of prejudices it claimed to combat.
So the third series of Luther is done and dusted, and what a finale. By now you've either seen it, about to watch on catch up, or have wandered onto this section by accident. Safe to say there are mild spoilers ahead.
The gig before ours - or event, would be more accurate a word - was a talk by Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University. I met him afterwards and we took a picture together; my later tweet said "science meets music," but then he was a musician previously, so that has already been done.
Over the course of 6-8 months, 25 young people with mental health disorders were asked to film their lives, for a groundbreaking documentary. In January of 2013, I was one of those people to be asked. At first, I couldn't think of anything worse than putting an iPhone in front of my face, especially during my worst moments.
Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O'Dowd as a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy. But Guest didn't do it alone as British actor and filmmaker Jim Piddock co-created the funnyman's version of Who Do You Think You Are?...
Since Marion Bartoli won the 2013 Women's Singles at Wimbledon last Saturday, the internet has been awash with analysis of the French star. But the vast bulk of the digital wave has been not discussion of her style, her power, her focus... and no coverage appears to have taken issue with the other party to the conversation: former world number one (female) tennis player Tracy Austin.
Nobody, not even the clinically obese, should be forced to feel ashamed of their body. If anyone tells us otherwise, the shame must be theirs, not ours.
Women are first and foremost human beings, and to consider them solely in relation to familial roles is deeply chauvinistic. We don't, in India or anywhere else, only exist as mothers, daughters and wives, and should not have to be considered as such to be safe in the presence of men. It's that simple.
Blu Ray, as a medium for distributing feature films, is dead. It was the last mainstream physical format. We will not see its like again, etc. Taken from us too soon, it never properly escaped from the shadow of its older brother DVD, largely because unlike DVD the advantages presented by Blu Ray never particularly outweighed the disadvantages.
The Telegraph, the Times and the Daily Mail all headlined their Andy Murray Wimbledon victory stories with the assertion he was the first Brit champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Er, wrong. Four women have won the title for the UK since but a few news editors didn't seem to think it was worth investigating the success of our female players.
The nation is on a high, with scenes of jubilation and a seemingly overwhelming sense of adoration for a man who has worked tirelessly from childhood to become a national hero, ignoring his critics and proving them wrong in the most emphatic of fashions... We should not forget however, that in Laura Robson and Heather Watson we already have two very viable candidates for the role of future champion.
There are worrying signs already for the inheritor of the poisoned chalice that is the Old Trafford hot-seat. David Moyes has been gathering his own people about him as he sets forth to put his own stamp on the Man U machine - but Moyes will be grimly aware that The Ghost of Alex Ferguson Past is the least of his worries.
Why are the British press largely keeping Snowden's leaks at arm's length? It's impossible to give a comprehensive answer to this question, but here are a few suggestions.
I read about Channel 4's decision to broadcast the call to prayer and I was bouncing off the walls. The provocation is essential. Whilst Nesrine Malik over at the Guardian argues that this is "busy-bodying do-goodery" and the MailOnline calls it a divisive and cynical stunt, my counter argument is that this goes beyond just the non-Muslim community. The provocation is also important for mainstream Muslims.