The problem with ponderous electropop is that as soon as the meniscus of self-importance is pricked, it collapses into risibility, as on Depeche Mode's weakest album in some while.
The American golfer confirmed his relationship with the skier on Facebook this week
First day of first Test washed out by rain
ENO won’t be able to cash in on its new Verdi, which chooses polemic over pure passion
From flash sales to high-end boutiques, Britain's online design shops are booming. Trish Lorenz favourites her top bookmarks in time for Christmas
Don't go over the top with this season's latest shiny trend. Subtly is king when is comes to metallics, says Trish Lorenz
Look to the catwalks for atmospheric and geometric inspiration in your beauty regime this autumn
She transcended the vapid content to project an image of innocence
Scotland National Gallery, Edinburgh
Ten years ago when you walked into an estate agent you knew what to expect; rows of desks, sharp young men in sharp (ish) suits and hard young women in heels. Tack on to that a slight sneer at your proposed budget and a (never fulfilled) promise to call you when the right property came in, and the whole business of moving was liable to make your heart sink before you even put your house on the market.
1. Duct Tape
It doesn't just seal tears and cuts in your suitcase, but can also be used to waterproof things, cheaply and quickly, on the hoof.
The man who, 30 years ago, climbed a drainpipe and broke into Buckingham Palace, not once but twice, recalls the moment he came face to face with the Queen in her bedroom. Emily Dugan meets Michael Fagan
In recession-gripped America, society's most vulnerable find themselves living in long-stay motels, writes Guy Adams.
Hoppen on linear designs, lingerie curtains and her living room secrets in an exclusive interview with Annie Deakin
I wish I could sew, as I adore browsing fabrics (Timorous Beasties' urban toiles and sanderson-uk.com's 50s range are big loves). But where to stray from the beaten track for such delights?
Are we there yet? You can have a relaxed posh holiday with kids