Culture

A tale of two Glastonburys: what the village thinks about the festival

Glastonbury village is a world away from the festival that made its name and the relationship between the two is far from harmonious

28 Jun 2019

Try a wine car boot sale in London this weekend

From a wine festival in King’s Cross to Karaoke in Borough, here’s what to see and do in the capital

27 Jun 2019

A woke guide to holidays

Spend a week with polar bears and share the results on Instagram. Embark on a colonial guilt tour. Help Britain reduce its international plastic burden by taking all your rubbish home with you.

26 Jun 2019

Last orders for Soho’s infamous Coach and Horses

The eighties were renowned for their drunkenness and much of it took place at this iconic Soho drinking hole

25 Jun 2019

London’s best animal experiences

Living in London can make you feel far from nature. But these five animal experiences will put you back in touch with the animal kingdom in no time at all.

24 Jun 2019

Why algorithms are destroying the music industry

Ed Sheeran made his name through live gigs but now it’s algorithms that determine who and what we listen to

24 Jun 2019

London has a new night market

Our guide to what to see and do in the capital this weekend, from food and bars to theatre

20 Jun 2019

The surprising day jobs of famous authors

The careers of our most famous authors are often surprising. Stephen King was a school janitor before becoming a bestselling novelist and Hillary Mantel was a social worker.

19 Jun 2019
Comedian Jo Brand

How to tell a joke in 2019

Jo Brand got into hot water with her joke about Nigel Farage, so what are the new rules for modern humour?

18 Jun 2019

Watch a floating movie and swing into the 1920s this weekend

Check out this week’s London Fix for a bitesize roundup of what to see and do in the capital

13 Jun 2019

Tory Leadership contest: who reads what?

Jeremy Corbyn famously doesn’t read books but how do the Tory leadership candidates fare? From Fantastic Mr Fox to the Fountainhead, we reveal their favourite titles.

13 Jun 2019

6 reasons why women aren’t funny

Women can’t possibly be funnier than men and here’s why.

12 Jun 2019

London’s secret gardens

Avoid the crowded parks this summer and discover the city’s hidden gardens

12 Jun 2019

A potted history of political drug use

From Winston Churchill to William Wilberforce, drug use has always been rife in British politics

11 Jun 2019

Love Island is great entertainment but is it exploitative?

While the Jeremy Kyle Show came under fire for its ethics, Love Island has survived unscathed

10 Jun 2019

 What Can Greta Teach Us?

Greta Thunberg is the 16-year-old school girl who is teaching the adult world a lesson. Politicians across the Western World…

7 Jun 2019

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