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Best properties: architecturally significant homes
Down Farm
The wish list

Best properties: architecturally significant homes

Featuring a Grade II former toll house, a topiary garden and a château-style facade
6 May 2022
Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose
Brick House, a 2019 bronze sculpture by artist Simone Leigh, exhibited at the 59th Venice Art Biennale
In Review

Venice Biennale: the usual silliness, but with a sense of purpose

The 59th festival of contemporary art signals an ‘epochal shift in attitudes’
6 May 2022
Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’
Mark Rylance on stage
In Review

Jerusalem: Rylance gives ‘the greatest performance of the century’

Back in 2009, Jez Butterworth’s play took the world by storm. Now it’s back
6 May 2022
Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom
Amy Bloom
In Review

Book review: In Love by Amy Bloom

A ‘sharply observed, often witty, eminently moving memoir’
6 May 2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey: A New Era
In Review

Downton Abbey: A New Era

A second big-screen helping of Julian Fellowes’ drama
6 May 2022
The ‘greatest’ women’s fight in history 
Katie Taylor trades punches with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden
Why we’re talking about . . .

The ‘greatest’ women’s fight in history 

The world’s top two female boxers faced off for the first time and produced an ‘unforgettable’ show
6 May 2022
The return of the Marcos clan
Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr with fireworks behind him
Global lens

The return of the Marcos clan

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr is the clear favourite to win next week’s election
6 May 2022
The tech stock rout: what the experts think 
Ark’s Cathie Wood: tech casualty
Expert’s view

The tech stock rout: what the experts think 

Brutal April, dot-bust redux and a re-balancing act
6 May 2022
Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’
Jodie Comer acts in Prima Facie
In Review

Prima Facie: ‘Awards will follow’

Jodie Comer's ‘ferocious yet forensic performance’ blows the audience away in Suzie Miller’s play
5 May 2022
Škoda Fabia: what the car critics say
Škoda Fabia 2022 car
Expert’s view

Škoda Fabia: what the car critics say

This fourth-generation Fabia is more aerodynamic and economic than its predecessor
4 May 2022
Memories of war in the Falkland Islands
Falklands memorial on top of a mountain
The big trip

Memories of war in the Falkland Islands

For a British tourist of a certain age, a visit to the battle sites is ‘spine-tingling’
2 May 2022
Recipe: balsamic pork kebabs with pesto dressing
Balsamic pork kebabs
On the menu

Recipe: balsamic pork kebabs with pesto dressing

Cook these tender kebabs slightly away from the fire, for a little longer than usual
2 May 2022
Is Joe Biden too old to rule? Exploring the greying of American politics
Joe Biden with his hand on his forehead
Talking point

Is Joe Biden too old to rule? Exploring the greying of American politics

The current Senate is the oldest in American history, with an average age of 64
29 Apr 2022
Best properties: splendid farmhouses
Low Greendale
The wish list

Best properties: splendid farmhouses

Featuring equestrian facilities, acres of mature grounds and substantial barns
29 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink
A crowd of protesters
Global lens

Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink

The country is only a few more ‘bad decisions’ away from disaster
29 Apr 2022
Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back
Interior of the Burrell Collection
In Review

Glasgow’s new-look Burrell Collection: one of Britain’s great museums is back

The unusual building has reopened to the public following a six-year, £68m refurbishment
29 Apr 2022
Northern Ireland election: is Sinn Fein poised for victory?
Sinn Fein's Michelle O’Neill’s election poster
Talking point

Northern Ireland election: is Sinn Fein poised for victory?

The current poll average puts its support at 24%, against the Democratic Unionist Party’s 19%
29 Apr 2022
Podcasts of the week: from French and Saunders to Vladimir Putin
Podcast app on a phone
In Review

Podcasts of the week: from French and Saunders to Vladimir Putin

Featuring Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?, Comfort Blanket and Taking on Putin
29 Apr 2022
Super-Infinite: the Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell
English poet and cleric John Donne
In Review

Super-Infinite: the Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell

This is a ‘thrilling reassessment of Donne’s oddly hinged career’
29 Apr 2022
A bumpy start to the season for Mercedes, Hamilton and Russell
Mercedes driver George Russell at the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Behind the scenes

A bumpy start to the season for Mercedes, Hamilton and Russell

Only four races in and Mercedes already look off the pace
29 Apr 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 
Elon Musk
Why we’re talking about . . .

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 

It’s hard to find a solid business case for the billionaire’s buyout of the social media platform
29 Apr 2022
Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage stars as Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
In Review

Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

‘Hats off’ to Nicolas Cage who stars as Nick Cage in this ‘batty comic caper’
28 Apr 2022
The battle over the Donbas
Ukrainian soldiers in a tank
In Depth

The battle over the Donbas

Russia’s main war aim in Ukraine is now ‘the liberation of the Donbas’
28 Apr 2022
Will India turn on its old ally?
Narendra Modi with Boris Johnson
In Brief

Will India turn on its old ally?

Boris Johnson did not return with much to show for his trip, with the Ukraine war a major ‘obstacle’
28 Apr 2022
Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics
Still of Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani in Chivalry
In Review

Chivalry review: an explicit but clever satire of Hollywood’s gender politics

Steve Coogan stars as a ‘slimy’ film producer in this #MeToo Channel 4 drama
28 Apr 2022
Theatre review: The Corn is Green
Still from The Corn is Green
In Review

Theatre review: The Corn is Green

Emlyn Williams’s 1938 play has not been seen in London since 1985
28 Apr 2022
‘Outright civil war’ in tennis as Wimbledon faces up to Putin
Russian player Daniil Medvedev is the world No.2 in men’s tennis
Talking point

‘Outright civil war’ in tennis as Wimbledon faces up to Putin

Furious tennis authorities condemn ‘discriminatory and unfair’ ban of Russian and Belarusian players
28 Apr 2022
Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer
Bulb Energy Ltd
The latest on . . .

Bulb Energy: the troubled hunt for a buyer

Nearly six months on – amid mounting embarrassment and expense – the need to offload Bulb is becoming pressing
28 Apr 2022
Six of the best tents
Tent with an ocean view
The wish list

Six of the best tents

With prices ranging from £40 to £729
27 Apr 2022
On safari in Tanzania’s new national park
Giraffe in Tanzania
The big trip

On safari in Tanzania’s new national park

Tanzania’s Ugalla River National Park is ‘a good news story’ that has been overlooked in the pandemic
25 Apr 2022
Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’
Artwork by a subway station
In Brief

Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’

Last week, a gunman set off smoke bombs and opened fire on a rush-hour train in the city
22 Apr 2022
Best properties: pretty cottages under £500,000
Beautiful cottage
The wish list

Best properties: pretty cottages under £500,000

Featuring thatch roofing, exposed beams and bee-friendly flowerbeds
22 Apr 2022
Power stations in space: how this science fiction concept is being ‘taken seriously’
Earth and space
In Depth

Power stations in space: how this science fiction concept is being ‘taken seriously’

Could space-based solar power be the answer to the world’s energy problems?
22 Apr 2022
Raphael at the National Gallery
Raphael painting on the wall of the gallery
In Review

Raphael at the National Gallery

Even the most grudging critics will be left in no doubt: this is a ‘superlative’ event
22 Apr 2022
An Accidental Icon by Norman Scott
Jeremy Thorpe leaving court
In Review

An Accidental Icon by Norman Scott

Scott’s memoirs tell the story of his disturbed upbringing and traumatic adult life
22 Apr 2022
Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’
Imran Khan on stage
Global lens

Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’

Ousted PM became a populist ‘cult leader’ who is ‘hero-worshipped’ by many
22 Apr 2022
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