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Eight iconic works of art inspired by stormy weather

Over the last week, Britain has been buffeted by thunderstorms, the humid August heatwave going out with a literal bang. However, as...

As The Crown is renewed, here are five of the best movie monarchs

It’s very clear The Crown is here to stay – at least for another two seasons, that is. Showrunner Peter Morgan’s protestations...

Three of the best film allegories of all time

An allegory is defined as “a story, poem, picture or movie that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a...

Five no-cook summer dips for a stress-free garden party

The last thing that’s on our to-do list in hot weather is to slave over a hot stove, but that doesn’t mean...

As Eurovision heads to America, here are the top ten entries ever

Ah, Eurovision: the contest Europeans love and Brits love to hate. (And just like the EU, it seems Eurovision probably doesn’t like...

London’s most iconic converted buildings

According to a recent report by Architects’ Journal, it’s actually more environmentally friendly to upgrade energy-inefficient structures than to flatten them. Their...

Five ways to pass the time during post-travel quarantine

Since UK travel restrictions have started to ease, there has been a lacklustre wave of foreign travel, with some hardy tourists taking...

Around the world in eight books

2020 is undoubtedly a bad time to be a traveller, but it’s a brilliant time to become a bookworm. While we can’t...

Lockdown has had surprising health side effects

As this unprecedented global health crisis comes to the end of its first wave, we can sit back and take stock of...

A quick guide to finding the perfect face mask

Since the start of the pandemic, face mask controversy has been the saviour of small talk. Uncertainty about whether they are effective,...