Celebration of the “Hallmark holiday” is at an all-time low in the UK.
Once upon a time, the food of Venice was considered the finest in Europe, “specialising in wild boar, peacock, venison, elaborate salads and architectural pastries”.
The visitors who have filled the precincts of the Tower of London since August have been deeply moved by the great crowd of ceramic poppies planted in its dry moat – but moved by what, exactly?
Art schools used to be a place where the socially and intellectually marginal could distinguish themselves. Now, with unattainable entry requirements and a hefty price tag, they’re becoming a dwelling place for commercial interests and the children of the international elite.
Down and Out with Nicholas Lezard.
The winner of this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for her book H is for Hawk chronicles a life-changing week.
Ed Smith’s Left Field.
Candidates hop on a plane to the city that never... invests.
Including: Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Grayson Perry, Alan Johnson, A S Byatt, Geoff Dyer, Alex Salmond, Kate Fox, William Boyd and Dave Eggers.
In later life the painter turned away from the light and towards himself.
Will Self’s Real Meals.
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