Culture

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

19 Sep 2018

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

19 Sep 2018

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

19 Sep 2018

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

19 Sep 2018

In search of the real Frankenstein

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

18 Sep 2018

Open House London 2018: the best buildings to visit

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

17 Sep 2018

Gallery: Courtauld Impressionists

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

14 Sep 2018

A hungry history of the Houses of Parliament

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

13 Sep 2018

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

12 Sep 2018

Alastair Cook: five of his best moments for England

Highlights from a record-breaking career

10 Sep 2018

Plays to book ahead for

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

28 Aug 2018

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

6 Aug 2018

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

30 Jul 2018

Summer reads for 2018

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

25 Jul 2018

How the Cabinet might spend their holidays

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

24 Jul 2018

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

17 Jul 2018

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 Jul 2018

10 films to see this summer

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

9 Jul 2018
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Edinburgh Festival 2018: Comedy shows to book now

Natalie Palamides, Dylan Moran and Arthur Smith are among the acts to catch at this year’s Fringe

5 Jul 2018

Sir Peter Blake interview: ‘I’m a jobbing artist, a journeyman’

The Pop Art pioneer chats to William Cook about childhood, the importance of drawing and teaching Ian Dury

4 Jul 2018

It’s time young women stopped being so nice to each other

The Love Island generation has been infantilised by social media – and their lame ‘girl code’ is the result

2 Jul 2018

What does it take to get a horse to Royal Ascot?

Camilla Swift visits Andrew Balding’s Park House Stables in the build up to the famous meeting

19 Jun 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

13 Jun 2018

Kant vs cant: How liberals lost their way

Liberalism must remember its roots

13 Jun 2018

My ‘Cat Person’ memories

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

13 Jun 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

13 Jun 2018