Listed here are the various cultural things I've liked recently.
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson - I really enjoyed this novel, nice one Chris.
Day by A.L. Kennady - this book won a pile of prizes but also got a load of stick, personally I think its a remarkable achievement.
The Sound Approach - http://soundapproach.co.uk/ brilliant books and recordings about bird sounds.
The Etymologican by Mark Forsyth - this is good fun, recommended for pedants (like me).
Eats shoots and leaves (or even Eats, shoots and leaves) by Lynne Truss - highly recommended for pedants of punctuation.
The Killing - on DVD
The Wire - on DVD
Black Books - on DVD
Still Game - on DVD
Gavin and Stacy - on DVD
Outnumbered - on DVD