We’ll keep the cat in Catford

The smart new money hasn’t poured in yet, but that makes this London borough affordable and practical

Do parents really matter?

Everything we thought we knew about how personality is formed is wrong

Cheeky’s nail bar at The Ned

The Square Mile hipsters

The fashionable private clubs springing up in the heart of the City

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

Gentrification had already started in Islington, so eccentrics like Frankie Fraser and Mike Calvert stood out a mile

Gallery: Rankin showcases British military heroes

The photographer’s latest project, For Queen & Country, puts injured servicemen and women in the spotlight

Five of Leonard Cohen’s best songs

The Canadian singer-songwriter has died at the age of 82

Watch: First trailer for Trainspotting 2

The follow-up to the 90s cult classic will be released in cinemas in January 2017

How Bushwick went the way of Williamsburg

Once-gritty Bushwick is now the trendiest place in New York City, writes Jane Mulkerrins

Gallery: Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition

The latest collection of paintings by the newly-crowned Nobel Laureate is set to be unveiled in London

The Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

Crime fiction is finally getting the critical respect it deserves

Could a crime novel triumph for the second year in a row at the Man Booker Prize?

Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliant

Stav Sherez explains why Lee Child’s creation is worthy of critical respect and picks out five must-read Reacher novels

5 exhibitions to see

From Caravaggio to Turner Prize nominees, there are some fantastic exhibitions open across the UK this autumn and winter

The secret to a happy marriage is a laughing matter

Romance has got nothing on humour when it comes to ensuring wedded bliss

Why golf is hot right now

Golf is on a high thanks to the Ryder Cup, Olympic gold and suitcase-related mayhem

Yanks spanked: 5 of Europe’s greatest Ryder Cup wins

Darren Clarke’s men can take inspiration from these memorable triumphs

The end of the ironing age

With technology steaming ahead, it could be time to say goodbye to our irons

The spruced-up Centre Point casts an ugly shadow over London

The luxury flats in the redeveloped tower are an insult to a city in the grip of a housing crisis

Gallery: David Bowie’s art collection

The Starman’s private art collection is going under the hammer in November

The fight for Notting Hill

Some locals are determined to preserve its soul in the face of bankers, MPs and planners

Stilettos, feminist? You’re fooling yourself

I have a pile of press cuttings about women who maim people with shoes; there have been 150 violent crimes…