Culture

What to watch on Netflix this month

From Amy Adams’ sci-fi film Arrival to Idris Elba’s new drama, here’s our guide on what to watch during a night in

7 Mar 2019

How should the royals respond to trolling?

‘Trolling’ began as satire and rapidly morphed into an excuse for abuse. Alex Krasodomski-Jones unpicks this strange cultural phenomenon

What’s so silly about silly mid-off?

Test Match Special broadcaster Daniel Norcross unravels the language of cricket

5 Mar 2019

Brexit Fatigue: a diagnosis

Brexit fatigue is sweeping the nation. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch out for

4 Mar 2019

Alison Jackson: art for the fake news era

The queen of fake photography talks to Robert Jackman about the seductive nature of the celebrity exposé

4 Mar 2019

Nando’s, Victoria: peri peri & politics

Benedict Spence follows in Chuka’s footsteps and finds out what all the fuss is about at Nando’s

28 Feb 2019

How London colonised the Cotswolds

London’s Cotswold chic, as seen at Daylesford and Soho Farmhouse, offers a strangely sanitised version of country life

28 Feb 2019

The best political comedy for 2019

A perceived left-wing bias and a reliance on lazy gags means that political comedy doesn’t always enjoy the best reputation…

27 Feb 2019

London’s best vintage cinemas

From leather sofas in the electric to hidden Art Deco gems, why go multiplex when you can have chic and unique?

27 Feb 2019

The art of switching off: how to go phone-free

Could a 5:2 phone diet be the answer to our smart phone addiction?

26 Feb 2019

Olivia Colman blew a raspberry and so should we

Here are all the childhood mannerisms we should resurrect in adulthood

25 Feb 2019

10 political words for our time

From potemkin to policy wonk, here are 10 political words that will get you through Brexit and beyond

Bristol’s Best Restaurants

From Wapping Wharf to the Victorian Lido, Alice Hancock guides you through the best of Bristol’s food scene

21 Feb 2019

The rise of sports tourism

From Dutch fans travelling to the UK to watch premier league football to test match cricket holidays in the Caribbean

21 Feb 2019

David Bailey: the man behind the lens

From The Beatles to Andy Warhol, William Cook meets the architect of some of the most iconic portraits of the sixties

20 Feb 2019

8 things Londoners love to hate about London

Obviously, London is terrible: the job opportunities, the diversity, the cultural abundance, the unexpectedly high proportion of green space. Ugh.

19 Feb 2019

Get to know our Seasonal Cook Clementine Hain Cole

From Rome to Daylesford, Clementine Hain Cole introduces readers to the wonders of Seasonal food

18 Feb 2019

Winter notebook: sailing the English Channel

This narrow stretch of water teams with ships in winter and possesses a language and character all of its own

14 Feb 2019

Alter egos: from Bowie and Beyoncé to Marcel Duchamp

Artists across the decades have used alter egos to bring their art to life from Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp to Grayson Perry’s Claire

13 Feb 2019

How to write a love letter

A letter might seem old fashioned but committing words to paper creates a sense of permanence that is all too rare in our culture

13 Feb 2019

A 21st century Grand Tour of European art

Here are a series of weekend breaks to Europe’s finest galleries to reinvent the Georgian grand tour for the modern era

12 Feb 2019

Why men like me are fed up with dating apps

The dating app meat market is turning us all into merchandise

11 Feb 2019

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Whether it is Tea, Travel, Books, Blooms or a bicycle ride – help is on hand to find the perfect gift

6 Feb 2019

Brexit: what your drink says about your politics

If you are ever in doubt about a person’s europhilia or euroscepticism, look no further than the drink in their hand

6 Feb 2019

A winter notebook: Sicily

Acclaimed writer Horatio Clare on winter in Sicily – from snow-capped Etna to the Ballaro market in Palermo

5 Feb 2019

The Seasonal Cook: cavolo nero, fennel & chickpea soup

Winter soup doesn’t have to be bland: an injection of Italian flavours can transform it from a staple into something superlative