Artist Romily Alice Walden couldn't find anyone in the UK to teach her the art of neon bending, so she upped sticks and moved to Berlin. In a time when our attention spans are limited and the finished outcome is infinitely more appealing than putting in the graft, there's something remarkable about self-taught artists. There are so many embodiments of pornography and sexuality." Social media has propelled the female body into another stratosphere, with advertising and exposure to celebrities more pervasive than ever before.
A few weeks ago and for the first time in over 20 years, I bought, made and consumed an entire bowl of Angel Delight. Butterscotch Angel Delight, to be precise, with an entire jug of full fat milk. Angel Delight, for whatever reason, is one of those foods I’d considered unthinkable for years.
The lob (long bob) is here to stay, and we have photographic evidence of our favourite celebrities proving just that. The lob can be styled for sophisticated events or worn in a chic "I woke up like this" way.
Condé Nast Traveller reports that passenger Joanne Catherall learned this the hard way after she was allegedly denied access to the business-class lounge for Australian airline Qantas, where a staff member vetoed her plush sheepskin boots. Catherall, a member of iconic synthpop band The Human League, tweeted details about the incident, which took place at the Melbourne Airport. "Denied access @Qantas business class lounge in @Melair Melbourne Airport apparently Ugg boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there although no problem in any of the other lounges so far.
If you've re-watched Sex and the City recently, you'll know the iconic HBO show remains clever, influential and very funny. Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha say things that probably felt OK when the series began in the late '90s, but just don't fly in the more enlightened pop culture climate of 2017. In one episode, Carrie even found taking the bus to be a come-down.
The district of Hart in Hampshire has been named the best place to live in the UK for the fifth time. The Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland finished second in the annual Halifax Quality of Life Survey, which ranks UK districts based on their residents' health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, and employment, as well as crime rates and weather. Rutland in the East Midlands, Wychavon in the West Midlands and Winchester in Hampshire - last year's best place to live - completed the top five.
Peter Jackson has admitted he blacklisted actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino after a "smear campaign" orchestrated by Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been at the centre of a criminal investigation by police in New York, Los Angeles and London after more than 50 women - including Judd and Sorvino - came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, assault and rape.
In a scene from last month's ITV show Gone to Pot, Pam St. Clement ( EastEnders ' Pat Butcher) took a slow, nonchalant drag on her joint. Sporting her trademark, bleach-blonde crop and black eyebrows, she looked incongruous among a group of nuns; nuns who also happened to be her suppliers for the day. She was joined by a squad of TV and ex-sporting stars for an American road trip that explored the weed scene in US states where cannabis has been legalised.
Europe’s safest and most popular airline, Ryanair, has come joint last in a Which? Readers of the consumer magazine rated it lowest out of 20 airlines, alongside Vueling of Spain — a sister carrier of British Airways. It also analysed Civil Aviation Authority punctuality data.
Since the allegations of sexual assault and abuse have been levelled at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates have opened on the entertainment industry. Since October, Kevin Spacey, Mario Batali, James Toback, Ed Westwick and many more men have been accused of abusing their positions of power against other people.
Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary attended a screening for The Last Jedi, and it was clear he still misses his mum. Journalist Veronica Miracle tweeted a video on Thursday night revealing she saw The Last Jedi with the famous pup, and that he had the sweetest reaction to seeing Fisher on screen. The late @carrieffisher's dog Gary just watched #TheLastJedi! He sat on Fisher's former assistant's lap during the film.
It's official: Mark Wahlberg is the most overpaid actor of 2017. It was revealed that Wahlberg earner more than $68m [£51m] for the year, something that accumulated from making so much money for his performances. Because he had such large-scale bombs at the box office, he raked in only $4.40 (£3.30) at the box officer for each dollar spent on his work.
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without festive programming. Some families, we've heard, take it so seriously that they create a full timetable based on their favourite listings in the Radio Times, which becomes a sacred text at this time of year.
Two masterpieces by Renaissance painter Raphael have been discovered in Vatican after 500 years — and they have been hiding in plain sight all along. Experts believe the female allegorical figures of Freedom and Justice – depicted on the walls of the Room of Constantine in the papal apartments – are the work of the master painter. Raphael was previously understood to have sketched the outlines of the images covering the reception room, but the actual paintings were thought to be painted by a group of lesser-known artists.
This little beach resort with a population of 30,000 is the third most Googled place on Earth