Nish Kumar meets Reni Eddo-Lodge: ‘I’ve come to you for reasons to be cheerful....

Nish Kumar and Reni Eddo-Lodge have distinct laughs: his loud and staccato, hers somewhere between a dry chuckle and a sweet hiccup. They might...

Siddhartha Mukherjee meets Henry Marsh: ‘When do you stop treating a patient? At 100?’

The year he retired from full-time practice, in 2014, Henry Marsh published Do No Harm, a likable and arrestingly honest memoir about his 40-year...

Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: ‘I would love to have told Trump: “Back off,...

Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a hotel room, giving a big television interview, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridge’s. While she waits outside on...

How architecture shapes our cities – and our lives

Life and style Inner life Communities which design their own buildings are more likely to be happy and healthy Within these walls: Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Demolition. Photograph:...

Snoopy sweatshirts and worms in the kitchen: what to buy this week

Life and style Most wanted Everyone’s favourite beagle is back and there’s a new clothing range from the wonderfully chic Lou Doillon, plus jigsaws, watches and...

The art of broken hearts: smashed mannequin to a bottled wedding dress

Relationships The Observer When a couple splits, there are always objects resonant with the love that’s been lost. But what should you do with the stuff?...

Alphabet art and French clothing for kids: what to buy this week

Life and style Most wanted Min Cooper posters and badges, Melijoe childrenswear, an egg microwave and fair wage clothing… these are some of the things we...

Nkechi Anele from Saskwatch: ‘I’ve hated my hair for most of my life’

Beauty Beauty and the books In our series Beauty and the books the singer and Triple J presenter talks about how coconut oil helped change her...
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