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Chef: Come Dine With Us review – hilarious and utterly meaningless culinary showdown

From the opening minutes of Chef: Come Dine With Us, the audience members know that they are unlikely to get away with sitting quietly in their seats. A chef in a green apron...

Howard Hodgkin's personal hoard of art to be auctioned

Tiles, carpet fragments, antiques, drawings and paintings voraciously collected by the late Sir Howard Hodgkin are to appear at auction. Sotheby’s has announced it is to sell about 400 items from a collection that...

On my radar: Stuart Braithwaite’s cultural highlights

Born in South Lanarkshire in 1976, Stuart Braithwaite fronted band Deadcat Motorbike and drummed for Eska before forming post-rock band Mogwai in Glasgow in 1995. The band, known for their slow-building instrumental tracks...

How guest Hans Christian Andersen destroyed his friendship with Dickens

It was not, to say the least, a successful visit. The burgeoning friendship between a pair of literary stars, Charles Dickens and Hans Christian Andersen, had looked set to last. But it could...

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water wins Venice Golden Lion

Guillermo del Toro’s monster thriller The Shape of Water has won the Venice Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion. A jury led by American actress Annette Bening chose the film from among 21...

Helen Macdonald: the forbidden wonder of birds’ nests and eggs

When I was small, I decided I wanted to be a naturalist. And so I slowly amassed a nature collection, and arranged it across my bedroom sills and shelves as a visible display...

Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen review – the baggage of the past in contemporary...

Still in his 30s, the brilliant American novelist Joshua Cohen has already published several novels, books of short stories and a masterpiece, Witz (2010), which is basically two-thirds David Foster Wallace to one...

Nadine Coyle: ‘None of the girls were really speaking to each other'

In an ideal world there would be a commemorative plaque above the entrance of Liverpool’s Echo arena. “Here ended Girls Aloud, the last great girl band” it would say. On 20 March 2013...

The food Network: play starring Bryan Cranston becomes immersive dining experience

Its intense plot may be enough to give anyone indigestion, but a new production of Network at the National Theatre is inviting audiences to watch the ferocious media satire while having a three-course...

Sydney Contemporary seduces with animated flowers, charcoal houses and a live dingo

About two thirds of the way through my self-guided walking tour of Sydney Contemporary, I ran into an artist friend. Conversations at Australia’s largest and now dominant art fair usually begin with asking...

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Charlie Rose staffers, in limbo

Charlie Rose has been notifying the staff of his "Charlie Rose...