Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Move over Bond – Kingsman are the real spy masters

The film franchise is perfect for those who miss the wit and eccentricity of old 007 movies

BAE Systems’s Taranis, an armed, unmanned combat aerial vehicle which can fly unseen by radar and fire on targets on land or in the air

We cannot afford to sit back and watch: robot wars are something to fear

From Lethal Autonomous Weapons to tiny nano-drones, the warfare technology in development is thoroughly alarming

Unlike father, unlike son: the Whitehalls double act

One’s crabby and conservative, while the other is genial and impeccably PC. No wonder Jack and his dad Michael make such compelling TV

Jordan Peterson and the transgender wars

The psychology professor is in trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age

A handy guide to the Tories for the under-10s

The Conservatives used to have big ideas and shout a lot; now they’re frightened of looking silly

The wish list

Sparkling jewellery

Ecole Lesage: the embroidery school for haute couture

Inside Ecole Lesage, an artisan workshop that provides exquisite needlework for the top fashion houses

As the left surges back, Marxism’s bloody legacy is covered up

Monuments to the victims of fascism exist everywhere, but communism’s victims are hardly remembered at all

Ignore the killjoys waging war on sugar

Scoffing cake and sweets is now talked about in the way that glue-sniffing was when I was a kid

The best Rioja has lost the right to its name – thankfully

Like many other drink lovers, I haven’t really taken this Spanish wine seriously. Until now

It’s all the Raj: the rise of posh curry

Cheap-as-chips beer and vindaloo at your local curry house is becoming a thing of the past

Let them eat game

Should surplus pheasants go to food banks? It’s a nice idea, but guns should always take their birds home

My time in the Big Brother house wasn’t quite the horror show I’d imagined

Despite having to share loos and even a bed, how could I say no to a free three-week holiday?

Okayama Castle, which was completed in 1597. Its black exterior has earned it the nickname ‘Crow Castle’

Towering Tokyo draws your gaze endlessly upwards

The 38-storey Aman Tokyo is the perfect base from which to explore this stunning city’s high life

The Aman Le Mélézin

Snow work, all play: Courchevel’s Aman Le Mélézin reviewed

A disillusioned skier is tempted back to the slopes by one of the region’s most luxurious hotels

Why Warren Buffett’s early advice is still essential reading

The Oracle of Omaha was ahead of his time in understanding that we teach the wrong kind of capitalism

Singles-only parties should be disastrous. They’re actually divine

Guests are there for the craic – and the relief of all being in the same boat together