Latest Features

Act your shoe size, not your age

Bouncy castles, ball pits and climbing trees are no longer just kids’ stuff. Now the adults get to play...

Ross Noble

Ross Noble: "I considered living in the wild, eating snails"

Jane Graham

Ross Noble on failing to become a stuntman, losing everything in a house fire - and how school prepared him for hecklers

Women on top of the world

From Ghostbusters to Theresa May to Serena Williams, women are increasingly leaders in their field. Will it become the 'new normal'?

How computers are collecting our personal details

Writer Timandra Harkness explains 'big data' – and why we should be worried about who is collecting our personal information

App-etite for distraction

Travel apps for iPhone or Android can make your trip run much more smoothly. Tech guru Alan Lu picks five of his favourites

"A scientific, measured take on immigration was not undertaken. It just became: were you a racist or not"
"More children in poverty are in working families than in workless families. The strivers also need a hand up"
“Being called granddad for the first time was a brilliant feeling”
"I'm very proud to feature in the pictures at Heathrow," said the Big Issue vendor who is part of the airport’s ‘Welcome’ campaign
Youth homelessness charity Depaul appeals for those with a spare room to come forward
"Steve was a valued and well-liked member of The Big Issue vendor community and will be missed."
George, who sells outside the BBC HQ, joins Lords, artists and authors as the face of a new Historic England exhibition

Latest Reviews

Barry Lyndon – review

Edward Lawrenson

Stanley Kubrick’s best film isn’t A Clockwork Orange or 2001: it’s 1975 period drama Barry Lyndon that’s being seen with fresh eyes

Nao

Album reviews: There is no stopping Nao

Malcolm Jack

"For All We Know's production may leave a more lasting impression than the songs, but Nao is one of 2016’s most striking arrivals"

Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver: The top five missing persons novels

"A snaking, morally complex search for a missing son..." Tim Weaver selects his top five missing persons novels

Book reviews: The things we do for love

Doug Johnstone

Megan Abbott's You Will Know Me is a thrilling spin on the dangers of parental devotion