Gentrification

Arinzé Kene is a performer of great charm and charisma led astray by bad advice and public money

Blacktivist rhetoric and impenetrable symbols: Misty reviewed

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Arinzé Kene’s play Misty is a collection of rap numbers and skits about a fare dodger, Lucas, from Hackney. Lucas…

Not many hipsters, but we’re keeping the cat in Catford

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Our first hipster was a false alarm

Only two public figures had names prefixed by the word ‘mad’. Both were regulars at my local

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Meet two scary characters from Neil Barnett’s past

How Bushwick went the way of Williamsburg

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Once-gritty Bushwick is now the trendiest place in New York City, writes Jane Mulkerrins

Gentrification: the fight for Notting Hill

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The west London village is struggling to retain its hotness, finds Katy Balls

Cabbies’ enemy: a cable car across the favela

The first favela – and what it can tell you about Rio’s history

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Where are you going?’ demanded the boy on the wall. A walkie-talkie clipped to his denim shorts crackled, but there…

The Parliament Hill Café is awful. I’m sorry they saved it

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The Parliament Hill Café is a drab glass box at the bottom of Hampstead Heath, near the farmers’ market and…

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

The heart of Los Angeles feels like somewhere else entirely

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There’s a certain kind of Englishman who falls hard for Los Angeles. Men such as Graham Nash, who swapped the…

Vauxhall’s next for the hipster cavaliers

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Here in London’s least fashionable arrondissement we are bracing ourselves for a triple tsunami of international embassies, luxury high-rise flats,…

The home of Unicorn Poop ­ Cereal Killer Café (Photo: PA Images)

Class War are fatuous idiots, but at least they hate some of the right people

3 October 2015 9:00 am

I was unable to join the violent protests held by Class War at the Cereal Killer Café in London last…

‘Not to worry, just a gang killing’: the mantra of the metropolitan middle classes

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Another stabbing in my new neighbourhood, not with an axe or with a samurai sword this time, but a machete.…

The moral case for gentrification

27 June 2015 9:00 am

To gentrify or not to gentrify. That is the question, says Stephen Bayley

Gordon Ramsay joins in the posh invasion of Battersea

5 April 2014 9:00 am

London House is in Battersea, which some people call South Chelsea, but is more East Wandsworth to my mind; or…