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Petrol threads: how fast cars influence fashion

    Petrol threads: how fast cars influence fashion

Ever since the first Curved Dash Oldsmobile rolled off a Detroit production line in 1901, car culture and fashion have enjoyed periods of creative synchronicity. The sense of freedom granted

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Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian crime writer, on his climbing addiction

    Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian crime writer, on his climbing addiction

Jo Nesbo is something of a Boy’s Own hero. In his late teens he was a professional footballer, before joining the air force and studying at business school with many

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How murders in Oklahoma led to the birth of the FBI

    How murders in Oklahoma led to the birth of the FBI

Between 1921 and 1926, at least 24 members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma were brutally murdered. The bodies would lay unclaimed and unmourned on the prairies, sometimes for

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Barry Guy, Vortex Jazz Club, London — from early music to avant-garde jazz

    Barry Guy, Vortex Jazz Club, London — from early music to avant-garde jazz

It had, said the MC, taken 33 years, 15 hours and 25 minutes for Intakt to showcase its artists in London. Now the Swiss contemporary music label is making up

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The cap may fit — but don’t wear it

    The cap may fit — but don’t wear it

A clear frontrunner for 2017 political photo of the year appeared last week. It depicts Jeremy Corbyn stepping out of the loo of a commuter train, wearing a blue suit,

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What one meal a day looks like in the far north of Cameroon 

    What one meal a day looks like in the far north of Cameroon 

The maize is cut short in Cameroon’s far north. So is the millet and sorghum. The government has decreed that these crops cannot exceed one metre in height, because they might

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Tinie Tempah: Youth

  Tinie Tempah: Youth

Tinie Tempah Youth (Disturbing London/Parlophone) Tinie Tempah has notched up seven UK number one singles, more than anyone else in

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How actors of colour are reclaiming British period drama

  How actors of colour are reclaiming British period drama

Naomi Ackie’s audition for the new film Lady Macbeth unfolded as auditions sometimes do. The actress, a young Londoner, arrived

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Master pieces? Jeff Koons on his first collaboration with Louis Vuitton

  Master pieces? Jeff Koons on his first collaboration with Louis Vuitton

It’s quite the fabulous marriage: Jeff Koons, the American artist and flower-puppy creator who claims the highest figure ever paid

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Weather and climate: in the eye of the storm

  Weather and climate: in the eye of the storm

In 1972, fresh from a physics degree at Bristol University, I joined the UK’s national weather service, the Met Office. I

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How long will our golden age of television last?

  How long will our golden age of television last?

For David Chase, HBO was the last port of call. He had spent the previous year shopping his idea for

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Lutoslawski, Tansman, et al: 39’45

  Lutoslawski, Tansman, et al: 39’45

Lutoslawski, Tansman, et al 39’45 Sinfonia Varsovia (Warner Classics) This disc lasts exactly 39 minutes 45 seconds. Somebody had their

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DVD: Sully — ‘An engaging feature’

  DVD: Sully — ‘An engaging feature’

Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2016 Warner Bros Tom Hanks plays Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who in 2009 landed a plane on

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Natalya: Undertaker will be missed

  Natalya: Undertaker will be missed

The Undertaker wrestles Bret “The Hitman” Hart with Shawn Michaels as the referee. (Courtesy of WWE ) When one of

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