23 July 2016
Is civilised society breaking down, or does it just look like that from Donald Trump’s convention?
His ambition, his hunger, what was lost when they were sated – it’s all there in a single frame
By hook, crook or marriage, they are determined to avoid a personal Brexit
The ruins at Ninfa provide an incomparable structure for the gardener’s hidden artifice
Since when did Britain treat Polish nurses and German academics as hostages, to be kicked out in extreme circumstances?
Turkey in turmoil after failed military coup; French-Tunisian Muslim murders 84 by driving a truck into a Nice crowd
She has five months to redefine the Tories. And her new enemies are already licking their lips
Don’t you dare see what other customers think... you must consult an expert on chewing and eating
Are we really saying we don’t want Theresa May and Angela Merkel to develop an understanding?
Give us your money, or the centre-left gets it
Also in Any Other Business: Britain’s surviving unicorns, house-price falls, and Falstaff as an investment banker
Mary Gaitskill’s redemptive novel of horses, country living and two characters desperate for affection brings much welcome fresh air
Jon Hotten captures perfectly the essence of the English summer: a village green, and the sound of leather on willow
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s forthcoming festival is a wasted opportunity and exposes the anti-religious mindset of Britain’s art’s establishment
Plus: cartoon sentimentality and classic-lite dancing in Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake
Plus: Opera Holland Park treats Rossini’s La Cenerentola with exactly the right amount of seriousness
The film is held aloft by the loamy charm of Mark Rylance, who would make a great Scrooge or Prospero or God
For the Guardian’s reviewer, however, Kemp was engaged in some kind of macho death urge as he heroically lay his arse on the line in northern Syria
Plus: an offensive Moral Maze on Radio 4 and how gospel music spread to Oslo and Pakistan
Plus: saving a marriage with earplugs; thanking a generous host; phone etiquette
I summon an expression of wifely tolerance and try not to wish that I were in Wiltons with my clothes on
Can you tell your well-known hardy evergreen from your well-known delicacy of the table?