Theatre

An Officer and a Gentleman review – jukebox musical never takes off

Curve, LeicesterThe hit movie romance has been adapted into a musical, but its gender politics have dated and it lacks gritThe 80s have already generated a slew of screen-to-stage hits including Flashdance and Dirty Dancing. The nostalgia machine rolls on

Books

Rosie by Rose Tremain review – a tale of two unloved daughters

The novelist refuses to give her mother a free pass, yet isn’t sorry for herself, in this memoir jangling with grievanceThis is the tale of two unloved daughters. One is the author. The other is her mother, who was so painfully rejected as a child that

United States

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qaeda suspect, according to a memo

Politics

Judge to review Trump, Cohen request to delay Stormy Daniels lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday declined to immediately grant a request by U.S. President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to delay a lawsuit by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels related to her alleged affair with Trump

Gaming

Games Inbox: God Of War director review tears, the death of The Sims, and God Of War DLC

The evening Inbox wishes it was easier to play games without killing anyone, as one reader looks forward to the new Battletech game.

Top News

Review: Amy Schumer Gives I Feel Pretty Its Confidence and Charm

Some of the most dismal conversations I can remember from the early 1990s were those I had with other women—friends and acquaintances—about Naomi Wolf’s immensely popular feminist study The Beauty Myth. If the book spurred new ways of th

Art

Interstellar sexual adventures and underground erotica – Glasgow International review

This year’s citywide showcase is a sprawling, ambitious mixture of the marvellous and the mundane, with Tai Shani’s S&M-tinged installation the edgy standoutOne of my favourite things in this year’s Glasgow International festival is an empty gal

World

I flew business class on Delta and paid only $5.60 — here's how I did it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. I recently had the chance to fly in business class on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York, and it wa

Scotland

Report into sexual abuse in Scottish football delayed

The group behind the review say they want to avoid prejudicing ongoing criminal proceedings.

Travel

Bridge on the Istrian Riviera, Croatia

Enjoy a bridge holiday on the beautiful Istrian Riviera, staying in the four-star Valamar Diamant Hotel.

Travel

Bridge at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes, Savoy, France

Escape to the Rhone Alps where you can enjoy stunning views, games of bridge, interesting excursions and wine tasting.

Art

Rose Wylie, Lolita's House, David Zwirner London, review: Few painters are more arrestingly, pleasingly odd

Stand down, young artists – the future belongs to women who have lived long enough to deserve it. And 83 year old Rose Wylie is at last being recognised as one of them.

Business

U.S. Treasury weighs emergency powers to curb Chinese investments: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury is considering ways to restrict sensitive Chinese investments in the United States by invoking an emergency powers law and bringing forward some security review reforms for corporate acquisitions, a senior Treasury

Films

Beyond the Clouds review – brash Bollywood in the Mumbai underworld

A motorbike drug-runner and his sister face a storm of trouble in this uneven drama by the feted Iranian director Majid MajidiMajid Majidi is the Iranian director who established himself most satisfyingly with the 1997 gem Children of Heaven, a very charm

Northern Ireland

NI Newspaper review: Plane crash dominates front pages

Eyewitness accounts of the crash, in which two people were killed, make Friday's front pages.

Football

Premier League clubs post record-breaking £500million profits

Strong broadcast revenues and Financial Fair Play rules kept wage inflation under control as clubs posted profits almost three times the previous record of £0.2billion in 2013/14

Australia

Sampa the Great live review – an effortlessly charismatic performance

The Metro, SydneySampa’s first show on her Birds and the BEE9 Experience tour is both welcoming and regal • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon “How you supposed to be black Down Under?” asks Sampa the Great on Bye Ri

Politics

British firm snubbed by Foreign Secretary over Falklands fishing licences has been granted a judicial review

A BRITISH firm snubbed by Boris Johnson over lucrative fishing licences in the Falklands has been given the all-clear to launch a judicial review. The Sun can reveal a judge believes there are grounds for SG Fisheries to challenge the Foreign Office over

Theatre

Long Day's Journey Into Night review – O'Neill's bruising classic hits home

Citizens, GlasgowGeorge Costigan is magnificent as the patriarch of the fraught Tyrone family, imprisoned in a jail of their own making The Connecticut summer house of the Tyrone family in Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical classic is usually realised

Politics

EPA inspector general to begin second review of Pruitt's security detail

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says it will open a second probe into Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail.

Business

Blu-ray Review: Revisiting 'Van Wilder' For Hints Of 'Deadpool' Greatness

It's not as bad as it ought to be, but it ain't exactly great.

Finance

Take a closer look at Ford's F-series pickup trucks — the best-selling vehicles in the US (F)

Ford is basically printing money with the redesigned F-Series. The carmaker sold nearly 900,000 of these vehicles in 2017. The F-Series has been the bestselling lineup of vehicles in the US for decades. There's no shortage of pickup-truck choices in the

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