Culture

The sugar tax has given working lunches a bitter taste

Office canteens are now best avoided thanks to Government nannying

26 Jul 2018

Summer reads for 2018

The finest literary fiction, bestsellers and crime novels to take on your holidays

25 Jul 2018

How the Cabinet might spend their holidays

Will the PM be using her free time to do some walking or cooking?

24 Jul 2018

The allure of the Loire Valley

Enjoy a right royal experience in one of France’s most stunning regions

18 Jul 2018

How Charles Dickens tried to silence buskers

Street music is a common part of London life, but in the 19th century it survived high-profile attempts to ban it

17 Jul 2018

Salzburg Festival: High-brow culture in a historic city

The annual celebration of theatre, opera and classical music is the perfect excuse to visit a stunning corner of Austria

12 Jul 2018

How crime fiction murdered its competition

This month’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival celebrates a genre that is outselling its literary rivals

10 Jul 2018

Why have we whitewashed outlandish interiors?

House-hunting was getting James Innes-Smith down – until he discovered an outrageously designed gem from the 1970s

9 Jul 2018

10 films to see this summer

Featuring an Incredibles comeback, Jason Statham fighting a mega-shark and Spike Lee’s KKK comedy

9 Jul 2018

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury

4 Jul 2018

It’s time young women stopped being so nice to each other

The Love Island generation has been infantilised by social media – and their lame ‘girl code’ is the result

2 Jul 2018

Portugal beyond Lisbon and the Algarve

Avoid tourist hotspots and discover a country awash with historic sites and stunning landscapes

26 Jun 2018

What does it take to get a horse to Royal Ascot?

Camilla Swift visits Andrew Balding’s Park House Stables in the build up to the famous meeting

19 Jun 2018

The art that got away

Throughout history, masterpieces have been stolen or destroyed, but it’s the ones that vanish which hold a special fascination

13 Jun 2018

Kant vs cant: How liberals lost their way

Liberalism must remember its roots

13 Jun 2018

My ‘Cat Person’ memories

The hit New Yorker story reassured me I was not alone in making bad decisions about who to sleep with

13 Jun 2018

Horrible bosses, not just sexual abusers, are on the run in Hollywood

The #MeToo movement has a new abuser in its sights: the studio screamer

13 Jun 2018

The portrait that Churchill couldn’t face

When Graham Sutherland’s painting was unveiled in 1954, it was dismissed as ‘filthy’ by its illustrious subject

13 Jun 2018

Eddie Marsan: The unsung anti-hero

Why does one of our most in-demand actors always play the villain? Lloyd Evans asks him

13 Jun 2018

How a grand estate is going back to its roots

One family is returning thousands of misused hectares in the Highlands back to their former natural glory

13 Jun 2018
‘Harth’, by Amba Sayal-Bennett, courtesy of Carbon 12

The new exhibitionists

Some of art’s biggest names on the rising stars to look out for in 2018

13 Jun 2018

Vienna: A modern city with history at its heart

The Austrian capital is a stunning place to visit – and without the crowds of Europe’s major cities

12 Jun 2018

An English gent is getting greyhound racing back on track

With dog tracks closing across the country, Lord Hesketh is on a mission to revive the sport

11 Jun 2018

How I learned to love champagne

A champagne-sceptic develops a taste for expensive fizz thanks to a flying visit to Mallorca

7 Jun 2018

How Britain helped inspire the Negroni

A brief history of the cocktail of the moment – and how to make the perfect version

6 Jun 2018

A trivial history of the World Cup

From the physio who had to be stretchered off to Gary Lineker’s unfortunate accident

5 Jun 2018