Why have we whitewashed outlandish interiors?

House-hunting was getting James Innes-Smith down – until he discovered an outrageously designed gem from the 1970s

10 films to see this summer

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

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

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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

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

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

Recipe: Apricot tart

A sweet treat that’s perfect for the sunny summer months

London’s best rooftop bars for summer 2018

Where to drink in the capital when the sun comes out

Is it worth switching to sake?

Japanese rice wine is said to be a ‘clean’ option for drinkers – Jonathan McAloon gave it a try

Portugal beyond Lisbon and the Algarve

Avoid tourist hotspots and discover a country awash with historic sites and stunning landscapes

The best English sparkling wines

Homegrown fizz is giving champagne a run for its money

Recipe: Viennese Whirls with dark chocolate

A retro bake that’s ideal for beginners to have a go at

Sicily: Dramatic landscapes, delicious wines

The fertile ground surrounding Mount Etna is home to a remarkable group of wineries

The 50 best restaurants in the world 2018

Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana regained top spot in the annual list

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

Recipe: Cheese & onion quiche

When it comes to quiche, only homemade will do

Beware the drinks bores!

From Bloody Mary to craft beer, certain drinks attract those who do like to drone on

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

My ‘Cat Person’ memories

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

Eddie Marsan: The unsung anti-hero

Why does one of our most in-demand actors always play the villain? Lloyd Evans asks him

Have we reached peak coffee?

The coffee industry is in the sights of environmentalists and public health campaigners

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

The best places in London to watch the World Cup

From boisterous bars to rooftop venues, here’s where to catch all the action from Russia

Vienna: A modern city with history at its heart

The Austrian capital is a stunning place to visit – and without the crowds of Europe’s major cities

An English gent is getting greyhound racing back on track

With dog tracks closing across the country, Lord Hesketh is on a mission to revive the sport