The channel that piqued my interest in politics could reduce youth disengagement – if given a chance
The remarkable story of the exuberant socialite who founded Russia’s only independent television channel
How Ukraine’s post-Soviet history has played out on the set of the Eurovision Song Contest
Following the big stories that shape the old continent can be tricky – but a host of brilliant podcasts have evolved to make deciphering complex European issues as easy as tuning in
Chess can develop valuable qualities such as resilience, focus and how to recover from defeat – at low cost
As an increasing number of people are being silenced for challenging the status quo, the Contrarian Prize recognises individuals who dare to be different
Propaganda against the market continues to grow, and with it increasing pressure to restrict its activities
After 21 years at the BBC, Andrew Marr is breaking free – and the corporation will undoubtedly hope he’s not kickstarting a trend
With the right ingredients, gastrodiplomacy in Brussels is proving to be the ideal conversation starter for ministers within and beyond the EU
Nicola Martorana is the discreet Sicilian tailor whose bespoke attire is worn by everyone from Michel Barnier and Pope Francis to the lobbyists and lawyers of Brussels
A new play set in former Yugoslavia serves as a reminder that in many ways the conflict of the 90s is still depressingly present
A new book traces the panicked period in which the US recognised a fascist regime as France’s rightful government
As the Scottish city gears up to hold Cop26, John Nicolson MP tells the story of his hometown and offers tips on where to visit, drink & dine
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel explains how the New European Bauhaus is fronting the next wave of cultural innovation
Why is a new European initiative drawing inspiration from a century-old German art school movement?
Can a Cornish eco hotel can live up to the glitz and glamour of the G7?
Olenka Hamilton weighs the Duchess of Sussex’s chances at presidential glory
Petronella Wyatt slams the government’s coronavirus cowardice – and teases her upcoming film role.
Forged in an era of political turmoil and ecological uncertainty. the album’s sentiments still resonate 50 years later
From stand-up comedians to serious analysis, these are the shows worth streaming
In The Assault on Truth, Oborne turns his eye to Boris Johnson, finds Ferdie Rous
We still have plenty to learn from the father of English literature and former MP, argues William Cash
Why Thomas Becket’s murder 850 years ago remains a cautionary tale for special advisers today, says William Cash
British espionage writer John le Carré has died aged 89. William Cash reflects on his legacy
Catering for the top man in the White House? You can give René Redzepi the night off– Mr Trump’s tastes are as basic as his politics
Adam Solomon on why Munich’s Bayerischer Hof is Merkel’s favourite power summit hotel
Contemporary, quirky and classic, William Cash reviews the Hotel Amigo – a converted 16th-century prison with an award-winning Italian restaurant.
The ongoing cull of political cartoonists by national newspapers has triggered new conversations about the status of this idiosyncratic art form.
William Cash sets out the case for a new seaside tsar and what needs to be done to reverse the decline of our coastal towns
Faced with a £200m revenue shortfall and under fire for dumbing down its role as a cultural institution, the beloved heritage organisation must not damage its reputation irrevocably
Tucked away in Wiltshire, Peter Mandelson read his way through lockdown, when he wasn’t zooming into the Lords
The acclaimed author of 15 novels, including Any Human Heart, debates how seismic events make their way into storytelling
Fresh from writing an account of Theresa May’s time in Downing Street, the historian finds time to talk about the state of the nation – and other matters.
The Establishment has been wrong before, notes Tim Congdon. Is it so crazy, he asks, to think that it might be wrong again?
Christopher Jackson meets the Harley Street surgeon whose busts of world leaders are winning him friends in high places.
The former cabinet secretary, now a Lords crossbencher, describes his life as a peer and the differing demands of serving under five prime ministers.
William Cash considers Boris Johnson’s Christmas break in Mustique and finds a prime minister’s choice of holiday location to be highly revealing.
Jacob Rees-Mogg’s languid pose on the Treasury bench launched a thousand memes on social media. Five observers interpret his body language for us.