Arts & Life

World Pasta Day: delicious and simple pasta recipes
Various pastas
On the menu

World Pasta Day: delicious and simple pasta recipes

Kimpton Fitzroy: is this London’s plushest pet-friendly hotel?
Hedgehog tucking into room service
In Review

Kimpton Fitzroy: is this London’s plushest pet-friendly hotel?

Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys
Succession: a ‘toxic joy’
In Review

Succession: the glorious return of the bad, mad Roys

Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini
Santo Maris Santorini
The big trip

Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini

Take a restorative break on an island that knows a bit about struggle and healing
11 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
Netflix show Squid Game
Expert’s view

Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel
Oil pipeline
Podcast

Dead ships, film strikes and pandemic travel

Why is the UN worried about a supertanker in Yemen? Will strikes cause a streaming video shortage? And what next for the ‘zero-Covid’ success stories?…
8 Oct 2021
Best properties: houses mentioned by Pevsner
Bellington House
The wish list

Best properties: houses mentioned by Pevsner

Nine stunning homes which feature in the German-British historian’s monumental architectural guides
8 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman
Miners pictured after their last shift at Kellingley Colliery, the UK's last deep coal mine, on 18 December 2015 in Knottingley, England
In Review

Book of the week: Black Gold by Jeremy Paxman

Paxman’s history of coal is told with ‘characteristic panache’
8 Oct 2021
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Summer Exhibition visitors looking at the collection
In Review

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

‘Refreshing’ show curated by Yinka Shonibare brings together 1,382 works created in every medium
7 Oct 2021
Dracula: The Untold Story
Image from performance of Dracula: The Untold Story
In Review

Dracula: The Untold Story

This ‘hypnotically’ watchable show presents an alternative history of the 20th century
7 Oct 2021
The Bond market: 007’s economic impact
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

The Bond market: 007’s economic impact

What the experts said about the film franchise’s latest blockbuster
7 Oct 2021
Britain’s most expensive streets
Kensington Palace Gardens
The wish list

Britain’s most expensive streets

New names sneak into list of priciest roads
7 Oct 2021
Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game
Squid Game
Tall Tales

Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Oct 2021
Hyundai i20: what the critics say
Hyundai i20
Expert’s view

Hyundai i20: what the critics say

The i20 appears ‘half-inched from a Marvel villain’s costume’
5 Oct 2021
Best saucepan sets for hearty home cooking
Saucepans
The wish list

Best saucepan sets for hearty home cooking

Featuring detachable handles, chic designs and ‘Thermo-Spot’ technology
5 Oct 2021
The new simplified UK travel rules explained
Heathrow arrivals
Getting to grips with . . .

The new simplified UK travel rules explained

Pre-departure tests axed for fully vaccinated arrivals from non-red-list countries
4 Oct 2021
How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month
Australians queue for vaccination outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre
The latest on . . .

How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month

Residents will be allowed to travel abroad after 80% of their home state has been vaccinated
4 Oct 2021
Fawsley Hall review: a sumptuous and historic staycation spot
Fawsley Hall exterior
The big trip

Fawsley Hall review: a sumptuous and historic staycation spot

With its authentic Tudor hall and uber-modern luxury spa, this hotel in rural Northamptonshire is one of a kind
1 Oct 2021
Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI
Beethoven statue in Germany
Stranger than fiction

Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI

Musicians, historians and scientists join forces to ‘create something that Beethoven himself might have written’
1 Oct 2021
Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships
Collage of podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: political power and sibling relationships

Featuring Power Corrupts, Siblings in Session, Scratching the Surface, Circular with Katie Treggiden and 99% Invisible
1 Oct 2021
Best properties: houses without stairways
Collage of houses without stairways
The wish list

Best properties: houses without stairways

Featuring wrap-around gardens, ocean views and an enclosed cobbled courtyard
1 Oct 2021
Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne
Boris Johnson poses with workers during a visit to Wilton Engineering Services
In Review

Book of the week: Broken Heartlands by Sebastian Payne

An ‘engrossing, warm and insightful’ guide to Labour’s evisceration in its traditional heartlands
1 Oct 2021
Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books
Sarfraz Manzoor
Expert’s view

Sarfraz Manzoor: my five best books

The journalist, broadcaster and screenwriter picks his favourite books
30 Sep 2021
Frans Hals: The Male Portrait - what the critics are saying
Frans Hals, The Laughing Cavalier, 1624
In Review

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait - what the critics are saying

Is new Wallace Collection show simply ‘pale, stale and male’ or an ‘exhilarating’ testament to a ‘dazzlingly bold’ artist?
30 Sep 2021
Sucre: a slice of Buenos Aires in the heart of Soho
Food at Sucre restaurant
In Review

Sucre: a slice of Buenos Aires in the heart of Soho

Open fire cooking and seasonal ingredients are at the centre of this Argentine eatery
29 Sep 2021
Rolls-Royce ‘Spectre’: the first all-electric Roller
Rolls-Royce Spectre electric car
In pictures

Rolls-Royce ‘Spectre’: the first all-electric Roller

British luxury car company’s entire fleet will be fully electric by 2030
29 Sep 2021
Who will be the next James Bond?
Daniel Craig at No Time To Die premiere
In Depth

Who will be the next James Bond?

007 producer says she sees Daniel Craig’s successor as male
29 Sep 2021
No Time to Die reviews: ‘It’s magnificent’
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

No Time to Die reviews: ‘It’s magnificent’

What the film critics said about Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond
29 Sep 2021
What is manifesting?
Stock photo of woman staring into the distance
Getting to grips with . . .

What is manifesting?

Gen Z social media users say the spiritual practice is changing their lives
29 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
​​Porsche Macan GTS: what the critics say
​​Porsche Macan GTS 2021
Expert’s view

​​Porsche Macan GTS: what the critics say

This petrol-powered SUV is ‘curvaceous and dressy without being indiscreet’
28 Sep 2021
The best SAD lamps for surviving the winter blues
Best SAD lamps for the winter blues
The wish list

The best SAD lamps for surviving the winter blues

With prices ranging from £45 to £179
28 Sep 2021
How safe are smart motorways?
Smart motorways
In Depth

How safe are smart motorways?

Investigation suggests technical failings are putting lives at risk
27 Sep 2021
Best properties: colourful houses
22 Old School Lane, Clifton, Somerset
The wish list

Best properties: colourful houses

Featuring striking townhouses and rustic cottages
24 Sep 2021
Lucian Freud: Real Lives at Tate Liverpool
Lucian Freud’s ‘Girl with a Kitten’ 1947  (The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images)
In Review

Lucian Freud: Real Lives at Tate Liverpool

This exhibition depicts ‘a nicer, less cruel side to Freud than the one that is usually served up’
24 Sep 2021
Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon The Diaries 1938-43
In Review

Book of the week: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon - The Diaries 1938-43 

Channon’s diaries are a ‘great work of literature’ by a less than great human being
24 Sep 2021
Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 
Elizabeth Holmes: on trial for fraud
In Review

Podcasts: food, the Theranos trial, and 9/11 

Featuring Kitchens, The Dropout, and 9/12
24 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
Universal Music: don’t stop me now…
Lucian Grainge is CEO of Universal Music Group
In Brief

Universal Music: don’t stop me now…

Investors are betting heavily that the ‘boom’ in music streaming ‘still has a long way to go’
24 Sep 2021
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