Old dog, new trick: Sir Benjamin Slade’s wily scheme to give away his £7.5m estate. PLUS: Queen of green - Sian Berry’s eco-revolution; fluffy ideas - Skye Gyngell’s rice recipes; a rentboy writes - John Rechy, sex worker and novelist
* Close-up: The director Jim Threapleton on waterboarding and being 'Mr Winslet'
* Parties: Ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon’s matador paintings rock the art crowd
* Fashion: Designer Brian Atwood gives Bally shoes a racy makeover
* The Robert Chalmers interview: Just how eccentric is Sir Benjamin Slade, the right-wing aristocrat who wants to give away his £7.5m country pile?
* 'Environmental Viagra': Can London mayoral candidate Sian Berry get us hot under the collar about the Green Party?
Arts & Books
* Urban necromancer How Tristan Sharp is breathing new life into Liverpool
* Straight shooter Former child soldier Emmanuel Jal has no need to embellish his past to be taken seriously as a rapper
* Street artist John Rechy talks candidly about his dual life as literary sensation and Los Angelean street-walker
* Credo: The author Josephine Hart believes ‘ordinary people’ don’t exist
* Experience: When her husband was struck by a debilitating illness, the seventy-something Pauline Hyde took her mind off things... by writing a bonkbuster
* Style: Oz has a new wizard in Josh Goot, whose magically minimalist cotton knits have taken his homeland by storm
* Food: Rice might be a staple but it’s never boring, says Skye Gyngell (globe artichokes with Calasparra rice pictured left)
* Restaurants: Terry Durack samples the culinary skills of the Connaught’s hot new chef, Hélène Darroze
* Interiors: How the boutique owner Anna Park brightened up her life
* Gardens Emma Townshend opts for the easy life with euphorbias – the plants that take care of themselvesReuse content