Sue Gray’s report certainly can’t make anything worse

Have cake, get others to eat cake, still have to pay for cake

Downing street was caught in a trap of its own making

There will be no USSR riding to the rescue

Tasmania has banned gay spaces for discriminating against “gender identity”

Three sonatas by Brahms? The clarinet adaptation, to no surprise, doesn’t work

In What Do Men Want?, Nina Power crafts a peace treaty between the sexes

Old Europe lives on in the new world

While away the winter with would-be classics

The chance introduction that led to some extraordinary evenings with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

My formative years and future
tastes in all things were formed by
1950s and 1960s television,

A not-so-fond farewell to the “sophomoric male”, the man-child purveyor of infantile humour

Our values today are of consumerism and instant gratification, inherited from our Victorian forebears

An expensive evacuation of the Palace of Westminster has now fallen out of favour

Science needn’t be difficult and dull, but we must inspire people with its wonders

Frankie Ho runs into trouble in the literary world

We promise to respect Her Majesty’s life tenancy of Buckingham Palace

Warriors against cancel culture have been loudest in calling for a republic

The cult of Woke has old roots, deep in the mulch of evangelical intolerance

To strive, to struggle, to sweat, is to be human

Perhaps a little less introspection will see a renaissance of the troubled genre

The Lyrics: the autobiography Paul McCartney never wrote

An intellectual tries — and fails — to find deep philosophical justifications for the modern wave of tattooing

The joy of letting unexpected, accidental music in

Great times to be had in Canterbury despite occasionally clunky comedy and some scandalously overpriced wine

Two political thrillers reveal the intimate cruelties of life under dictatorship

Ignore the snobs, trip the light (music) fantastic and bask in the shameless joy of Classic FM

Green fingers are not always innate, they can be acquired

The grey areas of the law: trying to lead a life on the right side of The Poaching Act

The wondrous whiff of sex, spice and civet

Claudia Savage Gore feels a chill around the kitchen island