For now, the Smithfield Christmas auction is still going ahead. We can’t stop everything, can we?

Steve McQueen’s dramatisation of the 1970 trial of the Mangrove Nine is a triumph

Those of us who partake in open air swimming should be allowed to return to this miraculous prophylactic

Gawain Towler fondly recalls his local pub as it closes for the second time due to lockdown

I’ve succeeded in keeping Will in London… for now

The British Library’s new exhibition on feminism is like being hit with a rolled-up copy of Spare Rib

Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery (until 31 October)

Ainsworth’s fate was sealed not how he wrote but what he placed at the heart of his stories

Stoddard Martin delves into a world beyond police and courtroom, with its own code of right and wrong, in Gerald Jacobs’s Pomeranski

A brilliant, ambitious volume of art history — but physically difficult to read