Expensive art and idiocy - Jeff Koons at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
From Los Angeles to Dreamland - a most offbeat beauty brand
"A proper ringing toast soothes the savage beast"
Swedish superstar chef Mathias Dahlgren redefines luxury
"Lashings of butter has been added to temper the sting, but this is the Indian subcontinent, where they like their hearty fare hotter than the Gates of Hell"
Dietrich, peanut butter cheesecake and Esther Rantzen. Corinna Tomrley visits the new St James Theatre, London’s first newly built theatre complex for over 30 years
"I’d love to go back. But I never will"
All aglow: flying the new Virgin Dreamliner, from London to Boston
"At some point in the mid-2000s I made the conscious decision to shift what I knew as 'central London' seven stops east along the Central Line from Oxford Circus to Liverpool Street"
"Maybe it’s all to do with Feng Shui. Or something"
A deranged Dusty Springfield, a weird surf and turf and a whole lot of feathers
From Kim Gordon to women behaving badly
"Luxury, luscious food, topped off with Garland DNA: the cabaret act that evening was Judy’s daughter, Miss Lorna Luft"
"Not so much Bondmobile, more Batmobile, the DB9 Carbon Edition is jet black inside and out, finished off with a layer of testosterone"
"This is filmic Brigadoon. Be there next year"
"Avenue G is, for me, that place in Glasgow: it’s like Cheers with coffee"
"Once upon a time, Mr Marks and Mr Spencer operated a grocers’ stall together, but the eponymous Rex and Mariano are likelier to be two people who’ve favourited one another’s Twitter feeds but never actually met"
A wild night in the ruins of Aleister Crowley’s Abbey of Thelema, Sicily
"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
From Autoban to Oytun Berktan and beyond on the Bosphorus
"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"