After endless criticism over its aesthetic, its durability and even its accessibility for the disabled,Santiago Calatrava faces legal action as a result of alleged deficiencies in the construction
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The Ape & Bird: Restaurant review - Polpo's Russell Norman has pushed his little plates aside for his first pub
Sunday 29 December 2013
While using the Polpo cookbook the other day, I had a moment to think about why the book was one of last year's biggest successes. Perhaps because it has an innovative spine that allows it to lie flat; perhaps because it looks beautiful and the recipes work; perhaps because it is true to one, quite specific cuisine – the Venetian cicchetti (little plates).
Saturday 14 December 2013
Art Deco glamour, dusky hues, Prohibition-style tea room, personal attachés, Jack Kerouac, and sophisticated retreats
Saturday 23 November 2013
'I had no idea there are more than 120 natural springs in Budapest'
Monday 07 October 2013
Venice authorities will fit GPS devices and number plates on all the lagoon city’s gondolas to monitor their movements and prevent a repeat of the accident that cost the life of a German tourist in August.
Friday 04 October 2013
Friday 06 September 2013
Daniel Radcliffe's turn as Allen Ginsberg was one of the highlights of the 70th Venice Film Festival, where Britain made up for its near-invisibility at Cannes, says Geoffrey Macnab
Friday 30 August 2013
'Today, I am a free man,' says exasperated director Paul Schrader
Thursday 29 August 2013
Friday 16 August 2013
The world's oldest film festival is 70 years old and struggling against more modern competitors, says Geoffrey Macnab
Sunday 28 July 2013
The row over the presence of giant cruise ships in Venice’s lagoon was reignited this weekend after claims that a huge vessel belonging to the same company as the wrecked Costa Concordia sailed dangerously close to St Mark’s Square.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
The Italian socialist authors' sequel to Q has finally been translated into English after a four year wait. James Legge meets half of their number
Monday 10 June 2013
Garsington's 'Maometto secondo' is risibly directed but superlatively sung
Saturday 08 June 2013
A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse
Monday 03 June 2013
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
Friday 24 May 2013
V&A Museum, London
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Why are UK rail fares so expensive?
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'