June 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

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

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

Getting up close to gorillas

Toby Young treks into the volcanic region of central Africa in search of mountain gorillas

A surprisingly magnificent Montrachet

A hint of asparagus, then a rush of marmalade. This was a truly wonderful bottle of wine

Frida Kahlo in 1939

A feast fit for Frida Kahlo

Great Mexican food has finally come to London

Have we reached peak coffee?

The coffee industry is in the sights of environmentalists and public health campaigners

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

Timely art

Some horophiles believe the art of the watch lies only in the mechanical heart that makes it tick. But for…

My ‘Cat Person’ memories

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