Culture

Interview: AP McCoy on betting, boobs and boozing at the Cheltenham Festival

The 20-time champion jockey discusses life after racing and what inspired him to write Jilly Cooper-style bonkbusters

10 Mar 2017

CNN presenter calls on women around the world to ‘step up’

Christiane Amanpour was speaking at an International Women’s Day event in London

10 Mar 2017

Exhibition preview: Howard Hodgkin at National Portrait Gallery

The death of the revered British painter comes shortly before the opening of a major new show in London

9 Mar 2017

Tailored suits: the ultimate buyer’s guide

Everything you need to know about splashing out on a bespoke suit

8 Mar 2017

Exhibition preview: Cure3

Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Peter Blake put art in a box to raise money for Parkinson’s charity

8 Mar 2017

The death of the album has been exaggerated

The remarkable resurgence of vinyl shows there’s life in the LP yet

7 Mar 2017

A Strictly spectacular night at Banqueting House

Darcey Bussell hosted a fundraising event in aid of Borne, the premature birth charity

3 Mar 2017

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

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