Christopher Beanland writes about architecture, the arts and the media.
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
14 March 2014 12:01 AM
Tate Britain's new exhibition on ruins tell us something about ourselves
01 March 2014 04:59 PM
Montreal’s architecture is an intriguing mix of abandoned buildings, grand visionary projects and underground passages. Christopher Beanland explores
26 January 2014 12:00 AM
If you went to the National Gallery and tore up a Titian, you’d be arrested. But what about blowing up a historic building which has defined a place and its people; a building in which sweet nothings have been uttered and lives altered? Go for it! It’s strange how our attitudes to destroying art and destroying architecture are so different.
14 January 2014 12:00 AM
The stark civic megaliths of the 1960s have been reviled for decades. Now, we are being seduced again by their concrete charms
Take a punth on it: From Veganuary to Decembeard – How each month of the year became a charity endeavour
04 January 2014 12:00 AM
Chloe Nicholls is one many people who will forego club-toilet vomiting, hangovers, and insufferable Bonnie Tyler karaoke renditions this month. "I'm actually looking forward to detoxing this New Year," she explains. "I've always wanted to do it." January was always a time of restraint – but lately it's become the atheist's answer to Lent, with huge numbers of people in Britain staying off the sauce for the duration.
24 November 2013 12:00 AM
The tech giants are getting architectural – but their plans are big, not clever
Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood as Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette win big - as it happened
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
- 1 Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
- 2 Scarlett Johansson new band 'already hit with legal complaint' from another The Singles
- 3 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia