Becky Hill: Only Honest on the Weekend review – a conveyor belt of blandness | Pop and rock

[ad_1] In a recent Guardian article that touched on the role of albums in the streaming era, the former head of Virgin EMI described them as an “artist appeasement tool”. It’s a crude way to look at the artform, but in the case of Becky Hill it might be apt. Hill has four Top 10 … Read more

Revisited: Why is Sex and the City coming back to our screens? | News

[ad_1] This week we are revisiting some of our favourite episodes from earlier in the year. This episode was first broadcast on 21 January. Rachel Humphreys talks to the Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman about the television show Sex and the City. Last week the US streaming service HBO Max announced that the series will be … Read more

Australia’s best sustainable architecture for 2021 – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Over the past two months, the Australian Institute of Architects has been commending the best buildings in every state with their chapter awards. The program wrapped on 2 July with the announcement of NSW’s architecture award winners. In the sustainable award category, architects are recognised for their innovative approaches to environmentally friendly design. Julia … Read more

August Design News: wooden bags, concrete coral, political pottery | Design

[ad_1] After a long break, the design world is coming to life again. London Design Festival (LDF) is back and bigger than ever this year. There will be three more design districts in the capital – including the Design District at Greenwich Peninsula. It is hoped this new development will become London’s new creative quarter … Read more

‘You can even do a wee on a shark’: readers’ best UK museums for kids | Day trips

[ad_1] Winning tip: An injection of knowledge, Leeds If you want children to become aware of not taking life for granted and help them to understand the contribution science, medicine and vaccinations can make to life in these times, the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a must. Recently given a huge makeover, it … Read more

Box of tricks: inside the home of Patrizia Moroso | Interiors

[ad_1] An Italian oasis to call home is on a lot of people’s wishlists. Few, however, would think to look for it in Udine, the northeastern city in the lesser-known Friuli-Venezia Giulia region – unless you’re Patrizia Moroso, that is. Despite the Italian design scene revolving around the Lombardy capital of Milano, it was here, … Read more

The Wiggles going ‘woke’ is a win-win: more role models for us, a bigger market for them | Children’s TV

[ad_1] Growing up in the 2000s, I was that kid who was obsessed with the Wiggles for a little too long. As my friends transitioned into Mario Cart and Yu-Gi-Oh cards, I was still following the Big Red Car wherever it went. So I was paying attention when the Australian children’s group announced this week … Read more

Why do so few men read books by women? | Books

[ad_1] The byline at the top of this piece reads MA Sieghart, not Mary Ann. Why? Because I really want men to read it too. Female authors through the centuries, from the Brontë sisters to George Eliot to JK Rowling, have felt obliged to disguise their gender to persuade boys and men to read their … Read more

Summer in the city: Lauren Oyler on a bike accident in Berlin | Books

[ad_1] Every summer when I come to Berlin, someone says, “Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?” No. I want to drink beer from the Späti (corner shop) and marvel at the sudden appearance of disparate architectures. But increasingly, there are heatwaves. If pressed, even these I can romanticise: everyone is carefree and dirty (even … Read more

The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit | Books

[ad_1] Last week, the Women’s prize announced a new award in partnership with Good Housekeeping magazine. “Futures” will provide promotional support to 10 female writers of fiction in the UK and Ireland who have published one book. The award, however, has an age limit of 35. It’s great to encourage young writers, so what’s the … Read more