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I’ve ditched my bag and discovered true liberation

Everyone should discover the freedom that comes with leaving their bag behind

Mayweather-McGregor: boxing’s billion-dollar con in the making

If this mega-fight does finally happen, Floyd Mayweather will cruise to victory

How designer cafés are cashing in on Instagram obsession

Everything at Ralph Lauren’s coffee shop is designed to look good on social media

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Valentine’s Day presents that actually convey true love

Buy these presents for your beloved and your dignity will remain fully intact

Donald Trump, take note: every gentleman’s wardrobe needs a decent dressing gown

If the president doesn’t own a ‘bathrobe’, it’s a worrying sign

Exhibition preview: David Hockney at Tate Britain

The six-decade spanning retrospective opens on February 9

Alastair Cook: five of his best moments as England captain

Cook has stepped down after a record 59 Test matches in the role

Save the Super Bowl from lefty rants

Lady Gaga is performing this year’s half-time show – an anti-Trump diatribe is surely on the way

It’s time Bob Dylan dropped the Frank Sinatra act

Dylan’s dalliance with the ‘great American songbook’ has gone on for long enough

We need to stop being obsessed with lifestyle trends (especially Danish ones)

Hygge sounded just fine when it was called ‘being cosy’ – society’s infatuation with buzzwords is out of control

Desert Island Discs at 75: six memorable political castaways

A selection of political highlights from the Desert Island Discs archive

Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko strives to give the hearty cuisine of the Basque Country a refined edge

Can you learn to ski in six hours?

A new class promises to get novices skiing in just one day – but is it just a crash course?

Oscars 2017: full list of nominations

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 26

Britain’s best rooftop bars and restaurants for winter

Enjoy gourmet food and corking cocktails from up on high

Exhibition preview: Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

The major retrospective, featuring more than 250 works by the Swiss artist, will open in May

Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

Protesters will make what should be a civilised occasion a bitter spectacle

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

Whale watching: a perfect escape from the madness of American politics

Victoria, in Vancouver Island, is like nowhere else in the world

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

The smartest suit trends for 2017

Double-breasted jackets and denim will lead the sartorial way this year