Is Ivanka Trump a restrainer, or an enabler?

The unofficial but crucial role of Ivanka Trump at her father’s White House

The other sexual double-standard

Why is self-love for women so cool and feminist? For men it’s seen as sad and sleazy

What it’s like to be on Mastermind

From the first phone call to the semi-finals

The frock that rocked a nation

How a TV reality show about wedding dresses almost brought down the 40-year-old Marxist government of Angola

Fighting Isis to the bitter, bloody end

Conversations with victims and warriors at the siege of Mosul

Why I’ve written my last Latin tattoo

A Cambridge classicist on a trend he helped to fuel, and why he wants it to end

The wish list

Above 1. Theo Fennell fire opal and diamond orange blossom ring, £ 11,000 2. Cartier Amulette de Cartier ring, £2,120…

The Russian way of lying

A philosophical perspective on post-Soviet propaganda

My love affair with single malt whisky

It’s taken me by surprise, but this late-blooming passion is all-consuming

Beware the cult of ‘natural wine’

Many, if not most, of the reds taste like flawed cider or rotten sherry. Whites can be better but have no aftertaste

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Stage your very own Easter rising — bake hot cross buns

Ignore the tempting shop displays… these buns will come up plump and round

Altitude and attitude

Das Central, Solden, Austria (Above) Solden has much more to offer than just skiing. When the snow melts, you can…

Bath time: wild ­elephants roam ­southern Sri Lanka

Paralysed in paradise — or how I didn’t see Sri Lanka

A broken heart is not an asset in this tranquil haven (even if the hotel provides a surrogate boyfriend)

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

Gentrification had already started in Islington, so eccentrics like Frankie Fraser and Mike Calvert stood out a mile

Tesla’s Model S makes all other cars seem obsolete

This is to the luxury family sedan what the iPhone is to the Nokia

Warren Buffet says this is ‘by far the best book on investing ever written’

Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor, really understood how markets work over the long term

The mystery of the disappearing men

On falling victim to the infuriating practice of ‘ghosting’