Culture

Britain’s best bars for playing games

Bars and cafés across the UK are encouraging people to embrace their competitive side

31 Mar 2017
a pilot in front of a WW1 Centenary Aircraft

Learning to fly: a beginner’s guide

Flying lessons are not as expensive or time-consuming as you might think

30 Mar 2017
May 1936: Jose, Oscar and Eduardo Aguilar, sons of the Venezuelan Legation counsellor, leave Waterloo Station in London for home, wearing smart suits

The evolving style of the suitcase

The best modern suitcases combine practicality and craftsmanship

29 Mar 2017
Legs of young sportswoman with fitness tracker on hand in black leggings sitting on the floor in gym

Why leggings deserve to be grounded

United Airlines should not be pilloried for enforcing its dress code

28 Mar 2017
Cabin crews in Singapore Airline leaving Changi Airport after flight has landed

The world’s most luxurious airports

The airport experience doesn’t always have to be a nightmare

27 Mar 2017

From warhead to sore head

I was drop-dead drunk and arguing against my own side about nuclear weapons. On live TV

23 Mar 2017

The mystery of the disappearing men

On falling victim to the infuriating practice of ‘ghosting’

23 Mar 2017

Is Ivanka Trump a restrainer, or an enabler?

The unofficial but crucial role of Ivanka Trump at her father’s White House

23 Mar 2017

The other sexual double-standard

Why is self-love for women so cool and feminist? For men it’s seen as sad and sleazy

23 Mar 2017

Tesla’s Model S makes all other cars seem obsolete

This is to the luxury family sedan what the iPhone is to the Nokia

23 Mar 2017

What it’s like to be on Mastermind

From the first phone call to the semi-finals

23 Mar 2017

The Russian way of lying

A philosophical perspective on post-Soviet propaganda

23 Mar 2017

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

23 Mar 2017

The frock that rocked a nation

How a TV reality show about wedding dresses almost brought down the 40-year-old Marxist government of Angola

23 Mar 2017

Fighting Isis to the bitter, bloody end

Conversations with victims and warriors at the siege of Mosul

23 Mar 2017

Why I’ve written my last Latin tattoo

A Cambridge classicist on a trend he helped to fuel, and why he wants it to end

23 Mar 2017
A pair of Master and Dynamic MW50 On-Ear Headphones

An epic quest for the ultimate wireless headphones

The wait for Apple’s AirPods was excrutiating, so I found my audible pleasure elsewhere

21 Mar 2017
A bunch of flowers by Flowers by Hayford and Rhodes

Mother’s Day presents that aren’t a load of old rubbish

A guide to gifts that won’t leave mum feeling angry, or even disappointed

20 Mar 2017
Passengers queue at an airport to board a plane

I pity the fools who queue to get on planes

It doesn’t matter how long people stand at the departure gate, they’ll still end up in their allocated seat

15 Mar 2017
A visitor looks at a selection of paintings, at the press view for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2006, the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition showcasing work by unknown and emerging artists

How the Royal Academy is dramatically reinventing itself

To mark its 250th anniversary next year, the RA is to undergo an extensive redevelopment

14 Mar 2017

Bet on new stars being born at Cheltenham Festival 2017

Thistlecrack will be missing, but there are plenty of other horses worth backing at this year’s Cheltenham

13 Mar 2017

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