Christopher Beanland writes about architecture, the arts and the media.
16 September 2014 12:00 AM
12 August 2014 06:03 PM
Spectacular bridges are going up all over the world, with four planned in London alone
24 July 2014 10:00 PM
The stylishly shot series, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age
10 July 2014 09:15 PM
New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
12 June 2014 10:45 PM
As the BBC investigates tents in a Culture Show special, Christopher Beanland wonders if the earliest form of architecture could have us all pitching in
03 June 2014 05:29 PM
As this British seaside icon celebrates its 200th birthday, Christopher Beanland treads the boards of these often neglected structures
20 May 2014 12:00 AM
16 April 2014 12:00 AM
The Kelpies are the latest addition to Britain's growing army of enormous sculptures. But naysayers are asking what a pair of gigantic horse heads tells us about Falkirk?
Crimea raver: What will Russia think of the Autonomous Republic of Kazantip and its legendary music festival?
07 April 2014 09:35 PM
There’s one part Ukraine’s seized peninsula that Russia has ignored: the self-declared Republic of Kazantip, home to a decadent music festival
Sainsbury's wants to say 'bye bye' to its Greenwich supermarket, famously home of the Teletubbies. Can it be saved?
20 March 2014 06:52 PM
Sainsbury’s wants to demolish it, but campaigners are battling to save the eco-friendly store
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair