Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The hot list: what’s coming your way in 2018

1 Bronx rapper Cardi B (the “strip club Mariah Carey”) emerged from Instagram to dislodge Taylor Swift from the top of the US charts. After two Grammy nominations, her debut album is due...

How Hitler could solve our housing crisis | David Mitchell

The residents of Bell End, like many of us, hope 2018 will bring a fresh start. To be clear, I mean the residents of Bell End, the street in Rowley Regis, not Bell...

Nigel Slater’s bread and butter recipes

I bake bread. Not every day, or even every week. I bake when I need to feel dough in my hands or to witness the pure joy of taking a handmade loaf from...

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to...

I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying hard...

Gardens: the A-to-Z of winter houseplants

A is for avocado Want more houseplants? Great. Post-Christmas funds limited? Understandable. So why not grow your own indoor tree from an avocado stone? Scrub the stone clean, wrap in damp kitchen paper, put...

The best board games for January 2018: Fog of Love; Legacy of Dragonholt

Welcome to our regular look at the best new board games. This month, we’re diving into two story-driven new releases – and two very different worlds of romance and sword-swinging adventure. Fog of Love ...

January’s cold, dark, wet and miserable – so cheer yourself up with a nightcap

A lot of you will have by now embarked on dry January (good luck!), but I’m adopting an alternative strategy: the one-drink-a-day regime. That could be anything of course, from a glass of...

The Golden Globes’ all-black protest dress code is confirmed – with even some male...

Do you remember the “mani-cam”? This was the miniature red carpet on which female Golden Globes stars were required to display their manicures – or rather, to walk their fingers down while conducting...

How to make the perfect broccoli and stilton soup

So entrenched is broccoli and stilton in my canon of classic soups – well up there with the likes of tomato, minestrone and chicken broth – that I’m slightly taken aback not to...

Look to the future: what does 2018 have in store?

International affairs Iran nuclear deal, 15 January We should know by mid-January how serious Donald Trump is about seeking a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme. The US president refused in October to continue...

Vegan Advise

Tunisia rocked by second night of protests over price rises

One person has died, 50 policemen injured and more than 200 people arrested in two nights of widespread and violent protests in Tunisia,...