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

How crime fiction murdered its competition

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

Why have we whitewashed outlandish interiors?

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

10 films to see this summer

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

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

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

Portugal beyond Lisbon and the Algarve

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

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

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

Eddie Marsan: The unsung anti-hero

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

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

‘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

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

How I learned to love champagne

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

How Britain helped inspire the Negroni

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

I’m tired of being tired of London

Julie Burchill on why she might have got London wrong

Five films to see at Sheffield Doc/Fest

What to watch at this year’s edition of the long-running documentary festival

Romania: Europe’s most overlooked holiday destination

From stunning nature to fine wine, Stephen McGrath on Romania’s under-appreciated delights

The best cabin holidays in Britain

Get away from it all with these luxurious rural escapes

Why you are never too old for online dating

Dating tips for the over-50s courtesy of expert Kate Taylor

Gstaad: A Swiss holiday for all seasons

There is plenty more to Gstaad besides skiing and celebrity visitors

Never trust a man in a smart suit and no tie

Patrick West on why it’s time for the neck tie to make a comeback

Don’t worry Meghan, it doesn’t matter who walks you down the aisle

My father skipped my wedding – and it wasn’t the end of the world

A culinary adventure in Cambodia

From tarantulas to red tree ants, the cuisine of Cambodia throws up some wild options

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan should be wary of a transatlantic culture clash

From the best man’s speech to sentimental sing-alongs, somethings might get lost in translation on the big day