Modernist dream, dystopian nighmare

From the post-war utopian vision of 'streets in the sky' to the image of crack addicts lurking in the shadows of urine-stinking stairwells, tower blocks have always divided public opinion. They are back again but this time, asks David Barnett, are they here to stay? 

Ethical gifts

From jewellery and bags to statement heels and winter wardrobe essentials, these unique gifts are not only super stylish – they're thoughtful, too, says Lizzie Rivera

Psychosis in Parkinson’s

Half of people with Parkinson’s disease experience hallucinations, paranoia and delusions. Mary O’Hara reports on a new hope that will cure psychosis without affecting other symptoms

The dark world of puppy smuggling

Little is being done to stop the illicit trade of puppies, despite the many voices campaigning against it. As Marie Carter writes, it’s a brutal industry that some dog lovers may be unwittingly supporting

In pop culture, there are no bad police shootings

Hollywood has promoted the very myths that result in our being shocked when we see an officer shoot a fleeing person or fire into a parked car, as well as an inflated narrative of valour that generates a near-automatic presumption of the guilt of those killed by police

The life and times of the fifth and final Mrs Brink

Afrikaner novelist Andre Brink married Karina Szczurek when he was 71 and she was 29. They were together for 10 years before he died on a plane, beside her, high above Africa. She has just finished writing her memoir, in which she recounts her life with South Africa's most celebrated and controversial novelist. Andy Martin went to Cape Town to talk to her about life after Andre

Wines of the week

Terry Kirby introduces you to three sparklings from Italy, Chile and Germany