Nine books to read this autumn

The best new novels and non-fiction to curl up on the sofa with

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

London’s best art fairs

Where to go if you want to buy – or just gawp at – some fine art

The great second places

Mark Mason celebrates the people and things forgotten by history for not quite finishing first

London Film Festival 2018: Five under the radar gems

Tickets are at a premium for the best films at LFF – but here’s a selection still available to book (if you’re quick)

Meet the queens of cryptocurrency

James Delingpole on the women shaping a male-dominated industry

Stop talking! Men who overshare are not seductive

Do I look like a woman who relishes too much information?

The Pompidou Centre, Paris’s great blemish

From no angle does this ostentatious building fit in with its surroundings, nor did it occur to its architects that it should

How the Oscars became a casualty of the streaming wars

An award for achievement in ‘popular film’ is being considered for the Oscars – but the Academy is behind the times

Terry O’Neill captured celebrity from the start

His photographs defined the democratic post-war age. Stephen Bayley hears the stories behind previously unseen pictures

Maggi Hambling: ‘You can’t make art without love’

The outspoken artist talks to Mary Wakefield about letting go, drinking in Soho — and why we should be rude to friends

In search of the real Frankenstein

Was a Somerset scientist and his daring electrical experiments the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece?

Open House London 2018: the best buildings to visit

The doors to the capital’s architectural gems are being thrown open once again

Gallery: Courtauld Impressionists

A stunning exhibition at the National Gallery featuring Manet, Seurat, Van Gogh and more

A hungry history of the Houses of Parliament

From William Pitt the Younger’s passions for pies to Margaret Thatcher’s favourite tea room

10 TV shows to watch this autumn

Doctor Who, Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs and a new John Le Carré adaptation are heading to the small screen

Plays to book ahead for

Must-see shows including Martin McDonagh’s new play and a Game of Thrones star taking to the stage

I’ll miss my mornings with the magnificent Grimmy

Nick Grimshaw is leaving Radio 1’s Breakfast Show after six years – and his compelling irreverence will be sorely missed

A walk in Emily Brontë’s footsteps

For fans of Wuthering Heights, a visit to the wiley, windy moors that inspired it is a must

Summer reads for 2018

The finest literary fiction, bestsellers and crime novels to take on your holidays

How the Cabinet might spend their holidays

Will the PM be using her free time to do some walking or cooking?

How Charles Dickens tried to silence buskers

Street music is a common part of London life, but in the 19th century it survived high-profile attempts to ban it

How crime fiction murdered its competition

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

10 films to see this summer

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