Arts & Culture
Britain's Got Talent
Newest US-import The Voice has proved, quite spectacularly, that the era of the talent show still isn’t going anywhere (and probably never will). It has all the necessary ingredients: blow-by-blow Twitter hype, public-friendly judges and a healthy dose of drama. But what separates The Voice from its other talent(less) primetime counterparts is its no mockery, no sob story, no novelty (apart from the blind audition part) approach. This, we like. So, we’ve decided to embrace the new-era talent show. We’ve sussed out the off-screen/new format contests looking for you Britons that really do got talent.
Toronto International Film Festival Round-Up
Late-night dance parties with Madonna and George Clooney at the Soho House pop-up, 30° September poolside weather and juicy gossip – there’s a lot to love about the Toronto International Film Festival, which is becoming one of the most important dates on the film calendar.
Not A Cape In Sight
It’s been an age since anything from the world of comics has hit our radar (aside from the unrelenting throng of “summer blockbusters”). We can’t say we’ve minded the radio silence. But it has recently come to our attention that we might have been a little brash… That’s right: UJ is doing comics. Well, sort of...
Cannes in a Can
The suits are shiny, the yachts are gold and the lips are as inflated as the egos that trawl the Croisette from early morning meeting to late night party.
See Art, Sleep Art, Drink Art
As the art needle leaps enthusiastically into the red zone this week, maybe it’s time to nudge the ol’ social life back towards the cultural corner that we’ve been skimping out on. Naughty us.
Culture Service: London Hotels Invite you to Stay-In
Raindance shower? Check. Hot water bottles in chunky knit covers? Check. A discussion with Vivienne Westwood and Lily Allen on the future of retail in the downstairs lobby? It’s only a matter of time as London hoteliers are set to become our cultural navigators.