LA hit by violent crime wave as organised gangs target wealthy areas

Armed robberies have soared 44pc Robberies in Los Angeles this year are up nearly 18 per cent compared to the same period of 2021, while those involving a firearm have surged by 44 per cent this year. Actor and TV... Read more

Winning Time, review: Adam McKay’s Lakers basketball saga is far too pleased with itself

If you’re a fan of basketball, the stories and characters in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Sky Atlantic) will be familiar. For the rest of us, it’s a bracing introduction. The series begins in 1979, when self-made... Read more

‘Mum fell over the side’: growing up in America’s most famous (and vertigo-inducing) home

Her brother Bruce lives about 25 minutes from the house and is “up there most afternoons.” If there’s a tour going on – around 7,000 people visit the Stahl House each year – he likes to sit in, waiting until... Read more

The affordable travel trend that’s shining a new light on city breaks

When it comes to retail therapy, there is surely no greater joy than that of unearthing a rare find tucked away on a rail in a thrift shop; wondering what previous life, or lives, it led, revelling in the simple... Read more

To parents, Euphoria is the most terrifying – and relatable – drama on TV

Yes, there are differences – social media has undoubtedly heightened the angst that comes with adolescence – but scenes from the former lives of some of the Euphoria parents (nicely soundtracked by some classic Eighties rock) demonstrate that electronic devices are... Read more

Four fabulous party hotels to put the sparkle into 2022

Hedonism has been in short supply in recent times, so it’s little wonder that so many are yearning for the party palaces of Ibiza, Dubai or Hollywood. Here’s hoping the 2022 is the year when people can really let their... Read more