A wild night in the ruins of Aleister Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema, Sicily
From Autoban to Oytun Berktan and beyond on the Bosphorus
…fame, Dame Nellie Melba and Dante
Three men and their mission to cast the spotlight on the dark side
"So it’s Beverly Hills, but not as you know it." Karen Krizanovich dines at Scarpetta
"It is a jolly down-to-earth place with no airs and graces, plenty of hen parties who will mistake your boyfriend for a stripper and scream if he pokes his head into the wrong room, and staff who will bend the rules to keep you happy"
Visionary author and artist and Glasgow cultural icon, Gray's artwork is the subject of a retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery
"In America, steak is always some muscular animal of the plains. It may be hearty, heavy, manly and bloody, but it is never fancy or foreign"
"There was a moment, earlier this year, that I realised I was so over-stressed, and so over London, that I felt I was one rush-hour journey on the Tube from going into full wild-eyed Marlon Brando meltdown"
"Stop. Start. Coffee. Toilet. Beer. Toilet. Small dog. Beer. Hat shop. Brightly coloured balloon. It was like trying to herd tipsy cats"
Stuart Semple takes his imagery from A Clockwork Orange and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Pippa Brooks finds the work… difficult
Karen Krizanovich thinks that critics are missing the point at Mayfair's Quattro Passi
The upstairs restaurant at Antidote in Soho is serving flawless food, and same day reservations are a doddle. What’s going on?, asks Rebecca Fortey
"All those English schoolchildren practising their shouting, and those sports teams with their XXXL kitbags. And those krrrrazee Homeland Security Guys! Who could resist?"
"The night could only have been worse had someone thrown themselves out of a window, and at that point the most likely candidate was me"
"So what was it like to actually drive? A bit like London’s DLR or Edinburgh’s new tram: you know you’re moving, but it’s so quite that you're just not really sure why"
“Were you thinking about Sweeney Todd? Lots of people think about Sweeney Todd.”
"Everywhere you look there’s colour and movement and BK greaseproof wrappers rolling along in the popcorn-scented wind"
It’s more than an oasis in SoHo, it’s an understated design statement. And very handy for Balthazar
"What is under there? It must be a monkey – or maybe a lemur? Even a sloth? Is it all an elaborate piece of CGI?"
"Worth mentioning here that said pancake stacks are mainly infused with Oreo cookies and shots of rum. Party on! But for the record, they also do a great egg white omelette"
Qatar Airways’ new A380 service from London sets the bar even higher for Business and First class – and there’s not a single gold tap in sight
"Beaumont would have retired in the 1950s and sold out to Hilton, had he, er, ever existed."
"I don’t like having to dodge out the way of phone-possessed imbeciles any more than I would like to be run over by cars – what’s why I don’t walk in the street"
"The Shard’s revolving doors are constantly turning with Yorkshire hen parties, blazer-wearing couples and Spanish tourists"
"I laughed and I cried all the way through All My Puny Sorrows, a comedy about suicide"
"Dwarika’s Krishnarpan restaurant is an exposé of the culinary history of Nepal, from Himalayan cuisine to Newari to the Thauru fare of the country’s lowlands"
To Derek Guthrie's considerable relief, Scotland's “best” restaurant has no connection with golf. Apart from the location
"I used to be scared of Wiltons on Jermyn Street. Not just intimidated. Proper scared."
"I want a trailblazing neighbourhood that’s beyond-hipster and is yet to have a Monocle store"