Christopher Beanland writes about architecture, the arts and the media.
24 April 2013 08:00 PM
Chris Beanland rewinds with the film's director Josh Johnson.
03 April 2013 07:00 PM
The virtual currency has been making waves since 2009, but the financial crisis in Cyprus has seen people rushing to invest. Are these encrypted files really the future of cash? Chris Beanland reports.
Chew on this: UCL exhibition showcases the men who swallowed everything from knives to balls of hair
22 March 2013 07:00 PM
A macabre new exhibition at University College London looks at the 18th-century “extraordinary eaters” who would gobble up things one should not at sideshows. “They challenged their bodies to cope with swallowed knives, keys or balls of hair,” says curator Sarah Chaney, from UCL's Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines.
05 January 2013 12:00 AM
More Hollywood-friendly stars than ever are swapping screen for stage in 2013.
20 October 2012 12:00 AM
You might be having a bad hair day but you wouldn't give your hair much more thought than this. Yet hair is rich in cultural connotations.
04 October 2012 12:00 AM
The furniture store has opened the first part of its huge east London mini-city. But don't expect too many Billy bookcases
09 August 2012 12:00 AM
Some of the world's most famous buildings were – like much of the Olympic Park – not built to last. So why have they stayed put? Chris Beanland investigates.
21 July 2012 12:00 AM
24 February 2012 12:00 AM
To some, Robin Hood Gardens is an architectural treasure, to others, it's home. The local council wants to knock it down but resistance is fierce, as Chris Beanland discovers
25 January 2012 12:00 AM
The Icelandic star wants to educate as well as entertain
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands