The most delicious moments in literature

Laura Freeman, author of The Reading Cure, picks out her favourite examples of mouth-watering writing

Black Panther review: A superhero film with bite

Black Panther is an original, funny and defiantly African blockbuster

Exhibition preview: All Too Human, Tate Britain

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are the headliners of Tate Britain’s upcoming show

A beginner’s guide to birdwatching

Essential tips for catching sight of Britain’s stunning array of birds

Six films to watch in February

Lady Bird, Black Panther and The Shape of Water are among the films to catch this month

Eight exhibitions to see

Old Masters, Victorian photographers and Francis Bacon all feature in our round-up of the best current and upcoming exhibitions

Gallery: Grammys 2018

Bruno Mars won six awards at the ceremony in New York

Early Man review: a football comedy that doesn’t hit the back of the net

A team of prehistoric footballers take to the pitch in the latest stop motion animation from Aardman

The rotten king with an exquisite taste in art

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition reunites paintings from Charles I’s legendary collection

Oscars 2018: full list of nominations

The nominations are in for this year’s Academy Awards

How to get hooked on fly fishing

A beginner’s guide to tackling fly fishing for the first time

The artist who lived with war and Warhol

Philip Pearlstein on his memories of flat-sharing with Andy Warhol and how military service prepared him for life as an artist

Gallery: Monet and Architecture

An upcoming National Gallery exhibition brings together Monet’s paintings of buildings, bridges and other architecture

The dying art of owning a decent pen

Why you should never leave home without one

10 TV shows to watch in 2018

From Patrick Melrose to Alan Partridge

National Trust hidden gems

William Cook on the unheralded National Trust properties that keep drawing him back

Bafta Film Awards 2018: full list of nominations

Joanna Lumley will host this year’s ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall

Gallery: Golden Globes 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner on a politically-charged evening

John Paul Getty: a life of miserliness, mistresses and hotel hopping

To prepare for her role in All the Money in the World, Olivia Grant followed in the footsteps of the famously frugal billionaire

10 films to see in 2018

Three Billboards, The Incredibles 2 and Phantom Thread are all on the way

Molly’s Game review: a poker film worth gambling on

Jessica Chastain stars as the skier turned poker queen in Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut

10 most read stories of 2017

From Rees-Moggs’ millions to Gogglebox, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

The best books of 2017

Paul Auster, Philip Pullman and Jennifer Egan produced the landmark literature of the last 12 months

The best crime novels of 2017

The finest blood-spattered fiction of the last 12 months

The Last Jedi review: a wisecracking comedy hurtling through space

The verdict on the latest episode of the Star Wars saga