In Review

Seven Park Place: sinful and sumptuous dining in St. James’s 
Saddle of lamb with turnips, onions and thyme is on the menu at Seven Park Place
In Review

Seven Park Place: sinful and sumptuous dining in St. James’s 

William Drabble’s creations are ‘exquisitely prepared’ and presented to a ‘uniquely flawless standard’
25 Jan 2022
Memoria
Tilda Swinton stars in Memoria
In Review

Memoria

‘Beautiful and mysterious’ arthouse film starring Tilda Swinton 
21 Jan 2022
Podcasts of the week: from running to demographics
Collection of podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: from running to demographics

Featuring Run to the Top, Room 5, Rethink Population and Hunting Ghislaine
21 Jan 2022
Book of the week: The Last Emperor of Mexico by Edward Shawcross
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico from 1832-1867
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Book of the week: The Last Emperor of Mexico by Edward Shawcross

Although Maximilian’s reign proved short-lived, it makes for a ‘jaw-dropping story’
21 Jan 2022
Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything
Hokusai drawing
In Review

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

Master printmaker‘s Japanese ink drawings put on display by British Museum for the first time
20 Jan 2022
Lubaina Himid at Tate Modern
Six Tailors, 2019
In Review

Lubaina Himid at Tate Modern

Retrospective exhibition confirms the artist as ‘an irrepressible witness to our times’
14 Jan 2022
Book of the week: The Sinner and the Saint
Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1861
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Book of the week: The Sinner and the Saint

Kevin Birmingham explores Fyodor Dostoevsky’s inspiration for Crime and Punishment
14 Jan 2022

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Boiling Point
Stephen Graham in Boiling Point
In Review

Boiling Point

Stephen Graham stars in a gripping one-take film set in a restaurant kitchen
13 Jan 2022
Anne: Hillsborough drama is almost too painful to watch
Maxine Peake as a ‘shattered woman’ in Anne
In Review

Anne: Hillsborough drama is almost too painful to watch

ITV series tells the story of Anne Williams’s battle for justice
13 Jan 2022
Native Manchester: an aparthotel with entertainment on its doorstep
The lounge at Ducie Street Warehouse
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Native Manchester: an aparthotel with entertainment on its doorstep

Ducie Street Warehouse has an unbeatable location and stylish interiors
13 Jan 2022
Podcasts of the week: US politics, Tove Janssen and riveting history
Selection of podcasts
In Review

Podcasts of the week: US politics, Tove Janssen and riveting history

Featuring The Coming Storm, Moominland Midwinter, Just William and Four Peaks Sound Walk
13 Jan 2022
The Week’s pick of the big exhibitions of 2022
Two cherubs painted by Raphael
In Review

The Week’s pick of the big exhibitions of 2022

Raphael, Cézanne, Sickert, Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois: this year promises plenty of big art shows
7 Jan 2022
Book of the week: Flying Blind by Peter Robison
Lion Air aircraft
In Review

Book of the week: Flying Blind by Peter Robison

The Bloomberg journalist investigates the tragic failure of Boeing’s 737 Max plane
7 Jan 2022
Licorice Pizza
Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in Licorice Pizza
In Review

Licorice Pizza

Unconventional romcom set in 1970s LA
6 Jan 2022
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! – a ‘riproaring return to form’
Nutcracker performance
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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! – a ‘riproaring return to form’

Originally staged in 1992, this adaptation has been revived for the first time in ten years
6 Jan 2022
The best albums of 2021
Tile of Adele, Self Esteem and Olivia Rodrigo
In Review

The best albums of 2021

From tear-jerkers to star-making pop anthems
30 Dec 2021
Don’t Look Up 
Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up
In Review

Don’t Look Up 

Sprawling apocalypse comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence
20 Dec 2021
Life Between Islands: a tender portrayal of Caribbean-British identity
Jah Shaka by Denzil Forrester, 1983
In Review

Life Between Islands: a tender portrayal of Caribbean-British identity

This is an ‘exhilarating’ and ‘thought-provoking’ Tate Britain exhibition
17 Dec 2021
The Play What I Wrote: a ‘daft and delightful’ celebration of Morecambe & Wise
Three characters from The Play What I Wrote on stage
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The Play What I Wrote: a ‘daft and delightful’ celebration of Morecambe & Wise

This stage comedy show is the ‘ideal winter warmer’
16 Dec 2021
The Hari: boutique bliss in Belgravia
The Hari hotel in Belgravia, London
In Review

The Hari: boutique bliss in Belgravia

This is the place to be for extraordinary, art-themed cocktails
15 Dec 2021
The Idle Rocks: lazy days in Cornwall 
The Idle Rocks hotel in St Mawes, Cornwall
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The Idle Rocks: lazy days in Cornwall 

This hotel in St Mawes offers a haven of peace and tranquility
14 Dec 2021
Podcasts of the week: the blood scandal, parenting, and phone sex
Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn posing for a photo
In Review

Podcasts of the week: the blood scandal, parenting, and phone sex

Featuring Bed of Lies, Parenting Hell, The Scummy Mummies and Operator
10 Dec 2021
Tried and tasted: Christmas DIY meal kits
Côte at Home Deck the Halls
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Tried and tasted: Christmas DIY meal kits

Traditional festive feasts and some unique menu options
10 Dec 2021
Sex and the City reboot ‘desperate to seem cool and relevant’
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth
In Review

Sex and the City reboot ‘desperate to seem cool and relevant’

Critics loved and loathed long-awaited revival that premiered this week
10 Dec 2021
West Side Story 
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story
In Review

West Side Story 

Steven Spielberg’s ravishing remake of the classic 1961 musical
10 Dec 2021
Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks – ‘a generally excellent book’
Patricia Highsmith posing for a photo
In Review

Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks – ‘a generally excellent book’

This book offers a fascinating window into the writer's inner life
10 Dec 2021
Peru: A Journey in Time at the British Museum
A mini gold llama
In Review

Peru: A Journey in Time at the British Museum

This is not a large show, but the exhibits – some on loan from Peru – are ‘exceptional’
9 Dec 2021
Life of Pi on stage: the ‘spiritual successor to War Horse’
Hiran Abeysekera on stage with a puppet
In Review

Life of Pi on stage: the ‘spiritual successor to War Horse’

What the critics are saying about this ‘phenomenal’ adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel
9 Dec 2021
House of Gucci 
Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci
In Review

House of Gucci 

Lady Gaga excels in Ridley Scott’s fashion soap opera 
3 Dec 2021
Book of the week: The Contrarian by Max Chafkin
Mike Pence, Donald Trump and Peter Thiel
In Review

Book of the week: The Contrarian by Max Chafkin

Biography challenges the image of Silicon Valley as a hotbed of idealism and progressive liberalism
3 Dec 2021
London’s best Indian fine-dining restaurants
Indian fine-dining in London
In Review

London’s best Indian fine-dining restaurants

Where to find the finest high-end curry in the capital
2 Dec 2021
Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
In Review

Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?

'World exclusive' interview with former US president raises profile of struggling channel
2 Dec 2021
Dürer’s Journeys at the National Gallery
Adam and Eve by Albrecht Dürer
In Review

Dürer’s Journeys at the National Gallery

To call this major new show ‘baffling’ would be an understatement
2 Dec 2021
Manor: a ‘breathtakingly inept’ satire
Image from Manor
In Review

Manor: a ‘breathtakingly inept’ satire

New ‘state-of-the-nation’ drama mystifies, bores and slowly enrages
2 Dec 2021
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