Arts & Life

Review: Hotel Villa Marquis, Paris
Photo shows a view of the Eiffel Tower from a bathroom in Hotel Villa Marquis
The big trip

Review: Hotel Villa Marquis, Paris

Mere moments from the Eiffel Tower, this recently renovated property hits all the right rom-com notes
17 Aug 2022
Citroën C5 Aircross: what the car critics say
The UK price for the Citroën C5 Aircross 2022 starts from £26,175
Expert’s view

Citroën C5 Aircross: what the car critics say

Citroën’s family-friendly SUV has been treated to a facelift
17 Aug 2022
Best water filter jugs
Woman pouring water from a tap into a water filter jug
The wish list

Best water filter jugs

Produce exceptionally clean water and preserve minerals
17 Aug 2022
Why the Oscars is apologising to a Native American activist
Sacheen Littlefeather refusing to Marlon Brando's Oscar in 1973
Speed Reads

Why the Oscars is apologising to a Native American activist

The Academy says Sacheen Littlefeather faced ‘unwarranted and unjustified’ abuse at 1973 awards ceremony
16 Aug 2022
The best afternoon teas in London
Jurassic Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
In Review

The best afternoon teas in London

London’s afternoon tea scene is hard to beat – here’s the cream of the crop
16 Aug 2022
Villa Nai 3.3 hotel review: an olive oil extravaganza on the Croatian coast
Views of the coastline
The big trip

Villa Nai 3.3 hotel review: an olive oil extravaganza on the Croatian coast

Hotel has picked up global accolades for the oil produced from its 500-year-old groves
16 Aug 2022
36 hotels to book in 2022
Middleton Lodge
In Focus

36 hotels to book in 2022

Top places to stay include a rustic-chic Cotswolds pub and a grand villa in Lake Como
16 Aug 2022

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Luxury lilos
The wish list

18 gifts for those who have everything...

Featuring luxurious lilos and an adult micro scooter
16 Aug 2022
If money’s no object: luxury travel bucket list
Dubrovnik
The wish list

If money’s no object: luxury travel bucket list

Cruise through the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ or book a Finnish adventure
16 Aug 2022
Should Edinburgh Fringe have cancelled Jerry Sadowitz?
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Talking point

Should Edinburgh Fringe have cancelled Jerry Sadowitz?

Controversial comedian’s show pulled from world’s largest arts festival over ‘not acceptable’ material
15 Aug 2022
Wildlife spotting in the wetlands of Brazil 
Water lilies in the river in Sierra Amolar in the Pantanal National Park, Brazil 
The big trip

Wildlife spotting in the wetlands of Brazil 

The Pantanal wetland is home to a dazzling array of wildlife and the best place on Earth to see jaguars
15 Aug 2022
Chicken, pineapple and ’nduja bake 
Chicken, pineapple and ’nduja bake recipe by Ixta Belfrage
On the menu

Chicken, pineapple and ’nduja bake 

There is no greater union than pork and pineapple – add chicken and you’ve got a party
15 Aug 2022
How Salman Rushdie exposed fault lines between the West and Islam
Salman Rushdie at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2019
Expert’s view

How Salman Rushdie exposed fault lines between the West and Islam

Stabbing of The Satanic Verses author has stirred debate about censorship and religious violence
15 Aug 2022
Why The Satanic Verses is still controversial
Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses
Getting to grips with . . .

Why The Satanic Verses is still controversial

The attack on Salman Rushdie in New York came 34 years after the publication of his infamous novel
12 Aug 2022
Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest
Kalush Orchestra
In Depth

Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest

Glasgow is the frontrunner to host the famous competition
12 Aug 2022
Anne Heche ‘not expected to survive’ after LA car crash
Anne Heche
Speed Reads

Anne Heche ‘not expected to survive’ after LA car crash

The Six Days, Seven Nights actor has been in a coma since last Friday
12 Aug 2022
Best properties: scenic hideaways
Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire
The wish list

Best properties: scenic hideaways

Featuring an island in Scotland and a 17th century thatched cottage in Warwickshire
12 Aug 2022
Identical: young stars excel in show full of ‘theatrical wonder’
Emme Patrick and Eden Patrick in Identical 
In Review

Identical: young stars excel in show full of ‘theatrical wonder’

This tale of identical twins separated at birth has the makings of a ‘must-see phenomenon’
12 Aug 2022
30 of the best novels so far this year
Paperback books for sale at a market stall
In Focus

30 of the best novels so far this year

Including A Hunger by Ross Raisin and Acts of Service by Lillian Fishman
12 Aug 2022
Rental prices in London: the cheapest boroughs
A property in London
Digging into the data

Rental prices in London: the cheapest boroughs

Costs are soaring as people return to the capital after the Covid pandemic
11 Aug 2022
UK music festivals in summer 2022
Victorious Festival takes place at Southsea seafront in Portsmouth
In Focus

UK music festivals in summer 2022

Headline events include Victorious Festival and Creamfields North
11 Aug 2022
Edinburgh Art Festival: from oyster readings to Scotland’s Jackson Pollock
Alan Davie’s Mama Idol (1976): ‘an artist of biting power’
In Review

Edinburgh Art Festival: from oyster readings to Scotland’s Jackson Pollock

Highlights include a retrospective devoted to Alan Davie and a monumental sculpture by Tracey Emin
11 Aug 2022
29 of the best movies so far this year
Amber Midthunder in Prey
In Focus

29 of the best movies so far this year

New films to watch include Prey, Thirteen Lives, and Hit The Road
11 Aug 2022
The Sandman: ‘unfilmable’ comic book comes to Netflix
Gwendoline Christie and Tom Sturridge in The Sandman
In Review

The Sandman: ‘unfilmable’ comic book comes to Netflix

For the most part this is as ‘authentic an adaptation’ as might be expected
11 Aug 2022
Hotel Maison Colbert: an elegant Parisian palace with iconic views
Each of Hotel Maison Colbert’s 39 rooms is inspired by a Joaquín Sorolla painting
The big trip

Hotel Maison Colbert: an elegant Parisian palace with iconic views

This Meliá Collection hotel is an artistic haven in the heart of the French capital
11 Aug 2022
Leroy: a Michelin-starred east London staple reborn
Some of the starters of offer at Leroy
In Review

Leroy: a Michelin-starred east London staple reborn

This is a wine bar, perfected, with food that will take your breath away
11 Aug 2022
Raymond Briggs: five things you may not know
Raymond Briggs in 2004
Profile

Raymond Briggs: five things you may not know

The Snowman author ‘tried to avoid children’ and described himself as a ‘creative sociopath’
10 Aug 2022
Five of the best instant cameras
Man taking photo of mountain
The wish list

Five of the best instant cameras

From a £70 option with a photobooth setting to a £175 device that enables instant printing
10 Aug 2022
Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?
Bookshelves at a university library
Talking point

Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?

Institutions criticised for ‘cosseting students’ by axing ‘challenging’ texts
10 Aug 2022
How climate change might shape our holidays
Himandhoo, the Maldives
In Depth

How climate change might shape our holidays

As well as the method with which we travel, tourist hot spots are likely to change due to rising temperatures
10 Aug 2022
Volvo C40 Recharge: what the car critics say 
The Volvo C40 Recharge UK price starts from £44,800
Expert’s view

Volvo C40 Recharge: what the car critics say 

Volvo’s first pure electric-only car is comfortable to drive and has lots of safety features
10 Aug 2022
Palazzo di Varignana: enjoy some full-on Italian R&R
The glorious Palazzo Bentivoglio is the centrepiece of the resort
The big trip

Palazzo di Varignana: enjoy some full-on Italian R&R

Take time out at this plush and peaceful hideout in the Bologna hills
10 Aug 2022
Olivia Newton-John: a life in pictures
Newton-John with her fiance, guitarist Bruce Welch
In pictures

Olivia Newton-John: a life in pictures

British-born actor who played Sandy in Grease dies at the age of 73
9 Aug 2022
Bayerischer Hof: a seriously fun hotel with personality
Bayerische Hof in Munich is a family-owned and run hotel
The big trip

Bayerischer Hof: a seriously fun hotel with personality

Wonderfully eclectic, this is a charming hotel for a charming city
9 Aug 2022
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