Christopher Beanland writes about architecture, the arts and the media.
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
26 October 2013 12:00 AM
With Bosnia and Herzegovina qualifying for their first ever World Cup, football is playing a cruical role in binding a once bitterly divided nation
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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