Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie review – anatomy of a friendship | Kamila Shamsie

You don’t have to read past the opening pages of Kamila Shamsie’s new novel to figure out the theme. Zahra, the daughter of a popular cricket broadcaster in 1980s Karachi, thinks that... Read more »

The Baring, London N1: ‘A benchmark of where pub dining is heading’ – restaurant review | Food

En route to the recently revamped The Baring in Islington, I wondered if we need a newer, better word for “gastropub”, not least because nobody ever liked that word anyway. In the... Read more »

The Plant Club, vegan Italian food, London restaurant review

The words “vegan” and “pizza” together almost sounds like blasphemy. Add to that, “vegan mozzarella”, “vegan parmesan”, vegan… well, anything, and you could have an Italian uprising on your hands. While Italy... Read more »

Busy Being Free by Emma Forrest review – from Hollywood glitz to Trump-based celibacy | Autobiography and memoir

In 2011, Emma Forrest published a memoir, Your Voice in My Head, about her experience of mental ill-health. “I became, for a certain audience, the suicidal girl’s suicidal girl,” she writes in... Read more »

Walter’s, London: ‘So many reasons to go back’ – restaurant review | Food

Walter’s, 84 Park Hall Road, London SE21 8BW (020 8014 8548). Snacks £3.80-£5, starters £9.50-£13, mains £19.50-£26, desserts £7-£7.50, wines from £19.50 It was when they started playing the original recording of... Read more »

Tatale, London SE1: ‘Elegant, but defiantly homespun’ – restaurant review | Food

Tatale, a new pan-African restaurant, arrives on the London dining scene at a time when it cannot help but make competitors feel slightly drab. Recent flash new openings in the capital have... Read more »

All or Nothing: Arsenal, TV review — behind the scenes of the Premier League club

Tribal football fans will find anything to bicker and boast about — from which club has the best sponsors to the least despotic owner. And now as Arsenal become the third Premier... Read more »

Peaky Blinders: The Rise review – immersed in a criminally flimsy plot | Theatre

It is 1921 and the Shelby clan have made their way from Birmingham to London to conquer the capital’s underbelly. They have issued an invitation for a family meeting to which we... Read more »

London Stock Exchange backs review of fintech growth

Digital Banking Fintech Week London launched the independent review to address the fintech industry’s explosive growth and rapid decline. Image source: Raf De Kimpe/Fintech Week London. The London Stock Exchange is backing... Read more »

Wu-Lu: LOGGERHEAD Album Review | Pitchfork

On his 2021 single “South,” Wu-Lu (aka Miles Romans-Hopcraft) burst through a blocked emotional dam and into the spotlight. Raging against being priced out of his South London community, the Brixton artist... Read more »