Forget hoary folk tales and savour plump herring at its best, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

From the questionable calibre of candidates to clandestine cancellations, Michael Collins queries the future of this (not so) honourable tradition

Thomas Woodham-Smith treasures a classic antiques street market

How couples have changed their views on marriage in a post-Covid world

One of Britain’s most celebrated views will soon be dramatically changed

Opera really doesn’t need the help of activist directors when it comes to politics — it’s all there already

Patrick Galbraith describes the exhilaration of hunting