Boycotting the Crown and handbags at dusk

The pure, unappreciated entertainment of darts

Brunch provides the luxurious pleasure of a relaxed mid-morning meal until the ankle-biters arrive

Children are always unwelcome in Opera, except in The Magic Flute

Dinosaur skeletons have stalked their way out of the museum world and into that of well-heeled collectors

A trip to Ted Hughes’s “loneliest place”

Are the fine margins that win championships and make careers all down to luck?

The Critic’s Racing Awards

Stalag 17 followed by Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life is an ideal festive double-bill

Taylor Swift’s talent for ordinariness that makes her the most exceptional artist at work today