Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

Patrick Stewart LobsterLily Allen (remember her?) has a new song. It is called Hard Out Here. When it was released the initial reaction was very positive, but it’s now being critiqued for its problems with race. One of my favourite cultural commentators Ayesha Siddiqi weighed in on the racism in Allen’s video.

Insomnia is the worst, but here are seven German words about sleep that are quite lovely and interesting.

Science explains why sex feels good.

Does this adorable tapestry tell the history of Doctor Who? Probably!

On living with an invisible illness. Warning: tears may happen.

Dustbuster-esque invention could save women’s lives through difficult births.

It’s funny how we look back on Soviet propaganda and think it’s weird how all that happened but we have Tony Abbott as our Prime Minister so who’s laughing. Not us!

Writing is good for your health. Take that, society.

Alec Baldwin is being ridiculously offensive again.

To finish on a positive note, Patrick Stewart explains why he wore a lobster costume in the bath. Like he even needs to explain.

Happy Friday x