Rebooted Top Gear eyes Asian adventures as new host Chris Evans promises to take the show on the road. But can he win over the critics? Etan Smallman reports
The French grand master of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre, plans to return to China with his latest album and an unlikely collaborator, whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Imagine an architectural style that could banish the wave of glass and steel sweeping through London.
A-listers spend up to £100,000 for ostrich-skin bags. But a new investigation reveals the terrible suffering behind them
Illegal ultra-orthodox school that banned English now faces probe
The recent case of an Orthodox Jewish school that went from Ofsted’s very highest ranking to its lowest within one inspection raises uncomfortable questions.
Published in The Forward – February 26, 2016 [Click on image below to view full-size page] There is a New York-based blog called “Hasid or Hipster” that juxtaposes the bushy beards and black hats of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish population with those of the district’s hipsters and asks readers to guess which is which….
The ultra-Orthodox Jews of Stamford Hill do not take kindly to strangers. So how did one young film-maker gain their trust for his Bafta-nominated short? By ETAN SMALLMAN
A journalist from London who has been nominated for an Oscar for his first film is almost as honoured to have received praise from his documentary’s subject, an internationally revered movie-maker. Adam Benzine, 33, took four years to write, produce and direct Claude Lanzmann: Spectres Of The Shoah, which is competing for the documentary short Academy…