It’s hard to be a Trump fan in California

Living in a liberal utopia means keeping contrarian opinions to yourself

Thanks to roadkill, there is such a thing as a free lunch

‘Ethical carnivore’ Louise Gray on how to find and cook pheasant that met a sticky end

Watch: First trailer for Trainspotting 2

The follow-up to the 90s cult classic will be released in cinemas in January 2017

Gallery: Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition

The latest collection of paintings by the newly-crowned Nobel Laureate is set to be unveiled in London

A raw deal in a vegan paradise

At Notting Hill’s Nama the food comes clean, crisp and barely cooked

Emma Watson and Keira Knightley rule at Women of the Year awards

Laura Trott and Olivia Colman also picked up prizes at the awards hosted by Harper’s Bazaar at Claridge’s

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

How to make smoky pumpkin and bacon soup

A reviving and delicious recipe, just in time for Halloween

Mezcal: The Day of the Dead’s most potent spirit

Leave tequila on the shelf and give Mexico’s other fiery booze a try

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

A virtual trip to Sicily with Antonio Carluccio

The great Italian chef has the final word on the spag bol furore

Animal magic at the V&A

Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection is an exhibition in aid of a good cause

Five places to watch the US election in London

Bars and restaurants across the capital are staying up all night as America chooses Clinton or Trump

Crime fiction is finally getting the critical respect it deserves

Could a crime novel triumph for the second year in a row at the Man Booker Prize?

How to make cheat’s risotto

A recipe to follow when the thought of doing anything other than opening and closing the oven door is overwhelming

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

Of course women are angry drivers. We share the roads with men

A new study claims women are more prone to road rage than men

How to buy contemporary art

A guide to picking out the perfect artwork and the pitfalls to avoid

The secret to making perfect pizza at home

Forget dialling for a takeaway, here are six tips for making flawless pizza

Five reasons why the Jack Reacher novels are brilliant

Stav Sherez explains why Lee Child’s creation is worthy of critical respect and picks out five must-read Reacher novels

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

Barcelona makes London look like Luton

On a visit to the Catalan capital, Julie Burchill is reminded why she hates punk

We’ll never stop screaming for ice cream

From frozen flowers to breast milk, ice cream has a rich and surprising history

5 exhibitions to see

From Caravaggio to Turner Prize nominees, there are some fantastic exhibitions open across the UK this autumn and winter