Culture

Britain’s best ice rinks

With Christmas fast approaching, glittering ice rinks are popping up in cities and at attractions up and down the country.…

20 Nov 2019

Terry O’Neill captured celebrity from the start

His photographs defined the democratic post-war age. Stephen Bayley hears the stories behind previously unseen pictures

18 Nov 2019

All hail the new CofE: The Church of Extinction

Join Extinction Rebellion in eradicating the fumes of human sin and worshipping planet earth

13 Nov 2019

Olivia Colman will make monarchists of us all – The Crown series 3 reviewed

Gogglebox’s Mary Killen gives her take on series

12 Nov 2019

The best family shows to see this Christmas

There’s plenty on at the theatre to delight the whole family this winter

12 Nov 2019

What to see at the theatre this winter

Here’s what to see in the West End this winter, from A Christmas Carol to the National Theatre’s fantastical take on Neil Gaiman

7 Nov 2019

London’s theatres are falling apart

‘Don’t clap too hard. It’s a very old building,’ washed-out Archie Rice said in John Osborne’s The Entertainer (1957).  London’s West End…

7 Nov 2019

What to watch on Netflix this November

From The Crown to The Irishman, Netflix viewers are in for a treat this November

6 Nov 2019

What’s on in London this November

Make the most of the festive season in the capital

1 Nov 2019

Interview: Toby Stephens on why Hollywood trusts English actors

Toby Stephens reveals why his new West End play makes jokes about disability and how Hollywood trusts English actors

31 Oct 2019

The six best crime series on Netflix

From true crime to scandi noir, Netflix is awash with top notch crime programmes. Here’s what to watch.

24 Oct 2019

Is your fad speak up to date?

Our culture is changing at a rapid pace. It wasn’t very long ago, that people felt part of their community,…

24 Oct 2019

A brief history of royal run-ins with the press

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are certainly not the first royals to suffer from a PR crisis

23 Oct 2019

4 alternative ways to leave the EU

Perhaps it’s time to think outside the box on Brexit

22 Oct 2019

Why I regret inventing the innocent smoothie brand

Now all brands spend their lives trying to sound zany, matey and nice

22 Oct 2019

If Britain’s young love Europe so much why aren’t they learning the lingo?

The sharp decline in the number of Brits learning a language suggests that remainers’ love of Europe is only skin deep

18 Oct 2019

Why Coleen Rooney should not be seen as a victim

The dispute between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy shows us how today’s WAGs operate more like CEOs

16 Oct 2019

Inside Britain’s best libraries

The stories behind these iconic libraries are often as interesting as the stories they contain

15 Oct 2019

How “cancel culture” got out of hand

Can anyone remember life before Brexit? In the years immediately BBB (Back Before Brexit), it seemed we were suffering from…

11 Oct 2019

A woke guide to climate change protesting

Visionaries who foresee the coming apocalypse are taking action. Will you join them?

10 Oct 2019

The only way to stay in love with London is to leave it

The trick to mastering London is to avoid the hassle of living there and yet pop in for the perks

3 Oct 2019

Five books to read this Autumn

This autumn, the headline news in books is the release of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The…

3 Oct 2019

7 films to prepare you for a no deal Brexit

From stockpiling to learning to reconcile with the enemy, these films will prepare you for every eventuality

3 Oct 2019

London art fairs to look forward to this autumn

With its impressive roster of art fairs, October is the best month of the year for snapping up an artwork of your own

2 Oct 2019

The best art galleries outside of London

From Bath to Margate, here’s where to get your culture fix away from the capital

1 Oct 2019

Why I don’t regret my decision to be childless

Children are an ongoing irritation for those of us who have chosen not to have them

26 Sep 2019