"There aren’t many authors who could compel me to read a five-page essay on the actor Russell Crowe, much less to read that essay twice"
"These miniatures are less doll’s house than haunted house"
A new novel from the onetime bad girl of American letters is disarmingly big-hearted, empathetic and moving – and haunted by past fictions
"Marc Newson’s Skybed is a rare opportunity to enjoy a design classic at 30,000 feet - but certain details on the flight I took could have used some tuning up "
Neil Stewart reviews Grant Achatz's radical reopened Alinea in Chicago
Neil Stewart travels through the 4000+ pages of Marcel Proust's masterwork via Brazil, Scotland, Turkey and Australia
A bewildering hour from San Sebastian, Asador Etxebarri has acquired near mythical status as the best grill restaurant in the world
Small plates, small room: so far, so standard Shoreditch. And yet Gunpowder is bringing something unique to the east London dining scene
Civilian arts editor Neil D.A. Stewart looks back over the last 12 months and gives us his take on the most impressive reads of the year