Life & Arts

Am I becoming a homebound hermit dad?

A few months after my son was born, I quit my job to write full-time. This was great news for me, my family and my old job, as they had no idea how much stationery I’d been stealing. The result has been mostly lovely, allowing me to do freelance commissions, start my book and write the gently humorous column you now [...]

Is my baby about to lose his cute thigh-rolls?

At six months old, our son is nearly unrecognisable from when he was first born. It’s odd looking at pictures of him as a tiny baby. In some, he’s days old, with sallow, jaundiced skin and eyes so big he looks like an anime seal calf. It’s also noticeable that he was a little underweight, as those features of [...]

What lies ahead for video games in 2019?

Video games are a fast-moving form of art and entertainment, and that makes the games industry a notoriously difficult one to predict. Sure, new Fifa and Call of Duty games will arrive every year and sell predictably well, there’ll probably be a new Assassin’s Creed, and Nintendo will usually deliver a fresh take [...]

Climate change ravages Turner’s majestic glaciers

A Royal Academician has followed in the footsteps of JMW Turner and John Ruskin to capture in photographs the breathtaking sites in the French Alps that 19th-century artists caught so strikingly. The resulting images reveal a stark depiction of how climate change has taken its toll on the glaciated [...]
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