Luke Blackall

Luke Blackall edits the i's Caught and Social column.

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Natalie Casey stars in In The Next Room

Director of 'the most orgasm-saturated play ever written' hopes for a royal visit

'In The Next Room or the vibrator play' is coming to London

Low-cost supermarkets bid for middle-classes as Aldi offers 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy worth £107 for bargain price of £29.99

Once, gourmets and bon viveurs might have looked down on budget supermarkets. Now they are more likely to be looking up where they could find their nearest store.

Man About Town: Through the keyhole and into the kitchen

There's a thrill to finding out what's going on in the kitchens of big parties

David Suchet plays Agatha Christie detective Poirot

David Suchet: 'Sign me up to Poirot the film'

David just called  – he wants his moustache back

Green day out: Copenhagen is hugely proud of the Tivoli gardens

Substance and style, I can see why Denmark is the happiest country on earth

Over a weekend there I didn’t have a bad meal or go to a restaurant I didn’t love

Director Diablo Cody attends the premiere of DirecTV's 'Paradise'

Diablo Cody says directing films is incompatible with motherhood

Juno writer says leaving her family would be irresponsible

Blue is the Warmest Colour's Léa Seydoux: 'The media made too much of the sex scenes'

Luke Blackall goes backstage at the BFI London Film Festival

Man about Town: Should you drink hard booze over dinner?

The industry want to get you to drink more by finding ways you can enjoy it at mealtimes

American TV evangelist Pat Robertson slams low-carb diets for 'violating' God's principles

Robertson was on a news programme discussing the importance of carbohydrates

Man about town: Marion Cotillard's publicist is rude - and she's not the only one

I know that the promotional roundabout is an exhausting one for actors, but it’s one reason they get to do the jobs that they do

Day In a Page

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice