Culture

The heartbreaking true story behind Netflix drama ‘When They See Us’

This true story of judicial injustice and lost childhood is gripping from start to finish

6 Jun 2019

Discover new art and secret gardens in London this weekend

Fill your weekend with secret gardens, Italian opulence and seaside cocktails

6 Jun 2019

Black Mirror: what does Brooker’s new series tell us about ourselves?

From smart phone addiction to internet dating, Brooker is about to turn his lens on us again

5 Jun 2019

Interview: Clare Balding

‘I hope that this summer can change people’s attitudes to women’s sport, and help to give girls real aspirational role…

31 May 2019

Five artworks to see in London this summer

London is packed with great restaurants and wondrous works of art. Here’s our guide to pairing paintings with places to…

29 May 2019

How to be a British MEP (when you know you won’t last long)

You’ll be gone before you know it thanks to Brexit so you might as well have fun while you’re there

26 May 2019

Is the Chelsea Flower Show really that eco-friendly?

In her flower show Notebook, Ursula Buchan asks whether Chelsea’s gardens are part of our ‘throw away’ culture

24 May 2019

Social media likes are a sign of mediocrity

Instagram recently announced plans to trial a total removal of the like function, to safeguard youth from the pressures of competing…

22 May 2019

Game of Thrones: the final episode reviewed

“Happiness writes white.” Henry de Montherlant My least favourite part of Peter Jackson’s magisterial Lord of the Rings trilogy is…

21 May 2019

A guide to the Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Come rain or shine, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been an institutional fixture in the British gardening calendar for…

21 May 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…

20 May 2019

Cannes red carpet: I miss the fashion drama before Me Too

Remember the old days of the celebrity fashion circuit? The flash-in-the-pan scandals: the worst dressed lists, the clothes that gave…

17 May 2019

Interview: Jonathan Maitland – the man who put Boris on stage

The last time playwright Jonathan Maitland wrote about the Conservative party – back in the quiet years of Coalition government…

17 May 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this week

What to do Music will burst from the Barbican and out across Culture Mile’s architectural gems as part of Sound Unbound…

16 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 reviewed

“Evil men don’t get up in the morning saying ‘I’m going to do evil.’ They say ‘I’m going to make…

14 May 2019

Be kind to millennials: you may end up working for them

“Be nice to nerds,” said the author Charles Sykes, “you may end up working for them.” It’s often misattributed to…

14 May 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

What to see Head to the Garden Museum’s new exhibition on acclaimed Cornish painter Ivon Hitchens. It’s impossible not to…

10 May 2019

Call him Boris: a guide to naming the royal baby

When I was born, my mother wanted to call me Ruskin. My father wouldn’t allow this, believing that other children…

8 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 reviewed

I spent the first ten minutes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 sulking that the Night King and…

7 May 2019

The best theatre shows to catch this summer

The next few months look set to be an exciting time for London’s theatres – both in the West End…

7 May 2019

The death of democracy: a user’s guide

Democracy is dying. David Lammy MP thinks that some Tory MPs are turning into nazis. Commentators are writing about the…

7 May 2019

Can the Obamas conquer Netflix?

What do a kids’ food show, the abolition of slavery and a Chinese-owned factory in Ohio have in common? They’re…

6 May 2019

The London Fix: what to see and do this weekend

What to see Stanley Kubrick, The Design Museum This exhibition on the iconic director of The Shining opened to rave reviews last…

3 May 2019

7 reasons why ‘protestivals’ beat festivals

This month’s protest organized by Extinction Rebellion became the largest single act of civil disobedience in modern British History with…

2 May 2019

Percy pig turns vegetarian

On Wednesday, Marks and Spencer announced that their cult sweet-treat, Percy Pigs, had gone completely veggie. The fruit flavoured, smiling…

Has Jordan Peterson lost his spark?

For the poor souls who paid to live-stream the Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek debate, the $15 ticket price must…

1 May 2019