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Zoe Pilger reviews feminist artist Sarah Lucas's first major solo exhibition

Louis McNally's landscapes of Scotland - picture preview

Louis McNally’s paintings of the Scottish landscape, towns and coast have a distinctive quality, sometimes reminiscent of Victorian artists but undoubtedly contemporary in style and effect.

The 10 best rosé wines

Summer, if we get one, is the perfect time for a chilled glass of the pink stuff, so here’s our pick of the finest current vintage of rosés from around the world.

The 10 best mugs

Think any old receptacle for your tea and coffee will do? Think again. Here are some jaunty designs and clever features that make the humble cuppa a reat treat...

The Watts Gallery: A fitting makeover for a Victorian hero

TheWatts Gallery was neglected and shabby. Now a £11.5m refit has restored its former glory, says Virginia Ironside

The 10 best Father's day gifts

Whether he thinks socks rock or is handy with the brandy, show your dad you dote on him this Sunday with one of these perfect presents.

The 10 best bookcases

Shelving doesn’t have to be boring. These stylish storage options are design statements in their own right, and show the chic way to get your house in order...

The 10 best rock DVDs

The rockumentary is a growing genre in film – the most successful ones capture the thrills, spills and chaos that bands thrive on. Watch with a bottle of Jack...

The 10 best hairdryers

If your grooming regime extends further than just wash-and-go, then you need a powerful, versatile hairdryer, like one of these, to create your style in no time...

The 10 best barbecue tools

Summertime, and the scent of sizzling sausages fills the air. But outdoor cooks need helpful accessories to ensure the food is tasty and safe. Here is our pick.

Art moves from the corridors of power to the walls of Whitechapel

Some of the works have adorned the walls of Britain's corridors of power for more than a century, seen only in passing by a privileged few.

10 best children's audio books

Audio books can be just as engaging a way into a love of books as bedtime reading. From Paddington to Pooh, here are some of our favourites.

The 10 best bottled beers

Fill up your cooler-box and savour some of the world’s best beers – from crisp South American lagers to fruity English ales – with these top ten tipples.

The 10 best jewellery boxes

From cheap chic to luxury leather, keep all your delicate chains, pretty bracelets and chunky beads safe with one of these treasure chests.

The 10 best iPad accessories

If you're a gadget fan or need some bolt-ons to make your tablet do what you want, this rundown of desirable and versatile extras is worth tapping in to.

The 10 best picture frames

From recycled materials, to digital screens, to bling that could rival a royal tiara, there’s a frame style for everyone. Get the picture?

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