Arts & Life

Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick
In Review

Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return

This ‘absurdly’ entertaining sequel is an ‘edge-of-your-seat, fist-pumping spectacular’
26 May 2022
Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?
Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Today’s big question

Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?

Comedian defends show by saying his ‘target’ was ‘trans activist ideology’
26 May 2022
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events, street parties and festivals
Jubilee Street Party
In Focus

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: events, street parties and festivals

A look at how the jubilee will be celebrated over the bank holiday in June
26 May 2022
The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel
Theo James and Rose Leslie
In Review

The Time Traveler’s Wife: a ‘problematic’ adaptation of the hit novel

Book was made into a 2009 film – and now Apple TV+ has had a go
26 May 2022
Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition
Image of Tom Hunter painting of woman
In Review

Reframed: The Woman in the Window – a thoughtful and ‘tightly structured’ exhibition

Dulwich Picture Gallery show mixes bona fide masterpieces with ‘intriguing oddities’
26 May 2022
Hotel Brooklyn Manchester: funky hotel that’s accessible for all guys and dolls
Hotel Brooklyn and Runyon’s restaurant in Manchester
In Review

Hotel Brooklyn Manchester: funky hotel that’s accessible for all guys and dolls

The hotel design is clever and the rooms are truly impressive
26 May 2022
The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK
UK housing
In Brief

The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK

The cost of renting is hitting record highs – but it’s not the same everywhere
25 May 2022

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Hôtel Byblos: a heavenly retreat in Saint-Tropez
The main entrance at Hôtel Byblos in Saint-Tropez
The big trip

Hôtel Byblos: a heavenly retreat in Saint-Tropez

This is one of the few hotels in France to be granted ‘palace’ status
25 May 2022
Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far
Amber Heard
In Depth

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far

Hollywood stars back in court after break in second libel case
24 May 2022
A look back at Johnny Depp’s wives and girlfriends
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Behind the scenes

A look back at Johnny Depp’s wives and girlfriends

Supermodel Kate Moss is due to testify in court about her relationship with the Hollywood actor
24 May 2022
Eight of the best burger restaurants in London
Hache burgers plus chips on a table
On the menu

Eight of the best burger restaurants in London

From haute cuisine to hand-food, these are the finest burgers to be found in the capital
24 May 2022
COMO Castello del Nero hotel review: a true taste of Tuscany
Hotel swimming pool
The big trip

COMO Castello del Nero hotel review: a true taste of Tuscany

The 12th-century property is in the heart of the Chianti region – with a wine list to match
23 May 2022
At home on a ranch in Costa Rica
Hacienda Montezuma
The big trip

At home on a ranch in Costa Rica

Hacienda Montezuma aims to give visitors a taste of ‘traditional Costa Rican country living’
23 May 2022
Recipe of the week: sweet scones
Scones with strawberries
On the menu

Recipe of the week: sweet scones

Serve with Devonshire or Cornish clotted cream, and English strawberry jam
23 May 2022
A weekend in Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne Bridge and the River Tyne in Newcastle
The big trip

A weekend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Everything you need to know for a city break in the north east party ‘Toon’
20 May 2022
Properties of the week: dreamy Italian homes for under €1m
Six gorgeous homes
The wish list

Properties of the week: dreamy Italian homes for under €1m

Featuring gardens with olive trees, swimming pools and a charming stone farmhouse
20 May 2022
Podcasts of the week: war reporters, hard news and big interviews
Podcast app on a phone
In Review

Podcasts of the week: war reporters, hard news and big interviews

Featuring The Line of Fire, The Ezra Klein Show and The Backstory with Andrew Neil
20 May 2022
The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight: an ‘endlessly readable’ book
People walk in the cemetery
In Review

The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight: an ‘endlessly readable’ book

Story explores psychic ‘precognition’ surrounding 1966 Aberfan disaster
20 May 2022
Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere
Rapunzel from Tangled side by side with Fragonard’s The Swing
In Review

Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere

Exhibition pairs drawings from Disney’s animations with rococo works from the Wallace Collection
20 May 2022
Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once
In Review

Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

The multiverse is back in this divisive cult hit
19 May 2022
This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama
Kenneth Branagh and Ophelia Lovibond as Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

This England: what to expect from Boris Johnson Sky drama

New TV series starring Kenneth Branagh will take viewers inside Whitehall as the pandemic unfolds
19 May 2022
UK summer food and drink festivals
Bakers on a stall at the Abergavenny Food Festival
On the menu

UK summer food and drink festivals

Eat, drink and be merry at these culinary-centric fiestas
19 May 2022
HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music
HowTheLightGetsIn festival
Why we’re talking about . . .

HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music

The festival returns to Hay-on-Wye from 2 to 5 June with an eccentric – and electrifying – bill of philosophers, scientists and artists
19 May 2022
Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?
Michael Gove
In Brief

Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?

The government was elected in 2019 on an ‘unrealistic’ pledge to build 300,000 homes a year
19 May 2022
Tried and tasted: 50 of the world’s best whiskies
Investing in whisky
In Review

Tried and tasted: 50 of the world’s best whiskies

Take a global tour of the whisky world – from Scotland and Wales to Finland and France
19 May 2022
Why a property renovation can be more than worth the disruption
Amy Chance
Advertisement Feature

Why a property renovation can be more than worth the disruption

After selling up in 2020, Amy and Ben Chance spent nine months designing their perfect home
19 May 2022
Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel
The cast of Conversations with Friends
In Review

Conversations with Friends: a disappointing adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel

Story follows a ‘love square’ between four millennials, who inhabit arty circles in Dublin
19 May 2022
Roti King Battersea: a masterful Malaysian eatery
The menu at Roti King in Battersea is ‘glorious’
In Review

Roti King Battersea: a masterful Malaysian eatery

This casual roti restaurant outclasses its developed-to-death Power Station home
18 May 2022
Six of the best headphones
Man wearing headphones sitting on roof
The wish list

Six of the best headphones

With prices ranging from £99 to £549
18 May 2022
Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel: an impressive country house
Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel in Gloucestershire
In Review

Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel: an impressive country house

Set in 12 acres of its own parkland, the hotel’s location is hard to beat
18 May 2022
A weekend in Dublin
The Ha’penny Bridge over the River Liffey at Temple Bar in Dublin
The big trip

A weekend in Dublin

Everything you need to know for a city break in Ireland’s capital
17 May 2022
Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant
The Shein app and website
Behind the scenes

Shein: inside China’s e-commerce fashion giant

The brand has gone from ‘low-cost apparel merchant to global juggernaut’ in less than five years
17 May 2022
Aston Martin DBX707: the fastest production SUV on sale
Aston Martin DBX707
Expert’s view

Aston Martin DBX707: the fastest production SUV on sale

A ‘true leviathan’, the 707 is a very different type of DBX
17 May 2022
23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022
TheHotel Terrestre swimming pool, which is outside in the sun
In Focus

23 magnificent hotels to discover in 2022

From a stylish retreat in Mexico to a sprawling Edwardian mansion in Cumbria
16 May 2022
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