Culture

Cape Verde: the Atlantic’s scorching secret

Cape Verde deserves to come out of the Canary Islands’ shadow

3 Mar 2017

Camera action: Rankin’s top photography tips

The acclaimed British photographer on the importance of experimentation and atmosphere

2 Mar 2017

Prue Leith: a perfect choice for Great British Bake Off

New presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding face a tough task replacing Mel and Sue

1 Mar 2017

Why Enid Blyton is still the queen of children’s books

75 years on from the first Famous Five story, the appeal of these old fashioned adventures shows no sign of abating

28 Feb 2017

The welcome return of the Nokia 3310

Increasing numbers of people are rejecting flash gadgets in favour of retro technology

27 Feb 2017

Is ‘duty free’ really duty-free?

Bargain hunting for booze can be a tricky business at airports

27 Feb 2017

Oscars 2017: in pictures

Highlights from the 89th Academy Awards

27 Feb 2017

Oscars 2017 winners: the full list

And the winners are…

27 Feb 2017

How to make simple Scotch pancakes

An easy recipe to try on Pancake Day

24 Feb 2017

Oscar winners who claim to be ‘humbled’ should have their awards taken away

Multi-millionaire film stars must choose their words carefully when picking up prizes

23 Feb 2017

Princess Diana’s dresses go on display at Kensington Palace

Diana: Her Fashion Story charts the Princess of Wales’ evolution as a style icon

22 Feb 2017

Be warned, your webcam is watching you

Cyber criminals are turning our computers and mobile phones against us in increasingly sinister ways

22 Feb 2017

Banya: the hot and cold comforts of a Russian sauna

Banya is an Arctic sauna experience that involves intense heat, ice baths and a light whipping

21 Feb 2017

Gallery: London Fashion Week round-up

London Fashion Week has showcased creations from the dazzling to the downright bizarre

20 Feb 2017
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Give millennials a break. We’ve had it hard enough

Older generations should remember how much millennials have had to put up with

20 Feb 2017
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I’ve ditched my bag and discovered true liberation

Everyone should discover the freedom that comes with leaving their bag behind

17 Feb 2017

Mayweather-McGregor: boxing’s billion-dollar con

When this mega-fight takes place in August, Floyd Mayweather will cruise to victory

15 Feb 2017

How designer cafés are cashing in on Instagram obsession

Everything at Ralph Lauren’s coffee shop is designed to look good on social media

14 Feb 2017

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

13 Feb 2017

Gallery: Baftas 2017

Mel Brooks received the Bafta Fellowship, while La La Land picked up five awards

13 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day presents that actually convey true love

Buy these presents for your beloved and your dignity will remain fully intact

9 Feb 2017

Donald Trump, take note: every gentleman’s wardrobe needs a decent dressing gown

As a chronic fence-sitter, Donald Trump’s presidency has up until now been met with my most forceful shrug. Yet things…

8 Feb 2017

Exhibition preview: David Hockney at Tate Britain

The six-decade spanning retrospective opens on February 9

7 Feb 2017

Save the Super Bowl from lefty rants

Lady Gaga is performing this year’s half-time show – an anti-Trump diatribe is surely on the way

3 Feb 2017

It’s time Bob Dylan dropped the Frank Sinatra act

Dylan’s dalliance with the ‘great American songbook’ has gone on for long enough

2 Feb 2017
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Can opera heal you?

It’s soothing and calming and artist Joshua Sofaer believes opera can also help boost health and wellbeing. Jackie McGlone reports for Benenden

1 Feb 2017