Frump up the volume

Kitchen-sink chic is here to stay, but that doesn’t have to mean looking like Ena Sharples. Alexander Fury shows you how to pull off the dowdy look

US Open day two: Equal terms at Merion

On equal terms with Merion. In two days’ time that might just be enough to make a major champion of Luke Donald. A birdie at the penultimate hole of his second round helped ease the pain of the five bogeys in six holes that preceded it. As he put it: “I’m in a good place, excited to be in contention.”

Braff the medicine man has last laugh

All New People was a hit in New York and is coming to the West End. Its star and creator, Zach Braff, tells Alice Jones he's happy to leave Scrubs behind him

Zach Braff: Medicine man has the last laugh

All New People was a hit in New York and is now coming to the West End. Zach Braff, its star and creator, explains that the theatre is his dream life and he's happy to leave Scrubs behind

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Ready To Wear: You can't save the world while wearing a cape

No capes!" shouts Edna Mode, in the Pixar classic The Incredibles. "Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids. All was well, another day saved, when his cape snagged on a missile fin! Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on take-off! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! No capes!"

The 50 best womenswear

From high-street bargains to designer investments, Eliisa Makin selects the hottest trends for a cooling climate