Interviews & About Town

Sound baths, quartz and harmonised water: why the beauty world is buzzing for holistic vibration treatments

Sound baths, quartz and harmonised water: why the beauty world is buzzing for holistic vibration treatments

March 6, 2017

Healing sound baths, harmonised water and products that promise to re-align your body’s frequency. The beauty world is buzzing — literally, says Rebecca Newman

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Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

February 14, 2017

DNA healthcare is set to revolutionise healthcare. Will you be taking this leading test?

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The rise of intimate technology: meet the new wave of smart sex toys that will give you a bespoke orgasm

The rise of intimate technology: meet the new wave of smart sex toys that will give you a bespoke orgasm

January 5, 2016

A new wave of intelligent sex toys is promising us all bespoke orgasms, tightened pelvic floors and virtual coupling with whoever we want. Rebecca Newman reports on the rise (and rise) of intimate technology

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Survival of the richest: how London's super-rich are trying to buy immortality

Survival of the richest: how London's super-rich are trying to buy immortality

January 5, 2016

When you have everything you ever dreamed of, what’s left to want? Time to enjoy it, of course. Rebecca Newman investigates the cutting-edge treatments helping London’s super-rich stay forever young — and just how much they’re prepared to pay for them

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Rachel Riley: the woman behind Prince George's dungarees

Rachel Riley: the woman behind Prince George's dungarees

November 18, 2014

Forget the Kate effect, when it comes to transforming the fortunes of little-known designers, it’s Prince George you want on side. Rebecca Newman meets Rachel Riley, creator of the world’s most famous dungarees

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Welcome to the pleasure drones: how the war machine is going mainstream

Welcome to the pleasure drones: how the war machine is going mainstream

November 17, 2014

Drones have found a new purpose in life and are now being used as everything from postmen to farmers, wedding photographers to documentary makers. Rebecca Newman reports

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The first rule of networking? Never talk about networking

The first rule of networking? Never talk about networking

July 21, 2014

Rebecca Newman talks to the women transforming London's networking scene

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Elle Macpherson: The Body at 50

Elle Macpherson: The Body at 50

July 10, 2014

Elle Macpherson turned her nickname into a multimillion-pound business, and is celebrating turning 50 with yet another new venture. But, she tells Rebecca Newman, the true secret of her success is knowing how to have fun

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'Mommy Porn? How dare men put down women’s sexual fantasies’

'Mommy Porn? How dare men put down women’s sexual fantasies’

December 7, 2012

EL James has just won a top award for her global bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, which has earned her a vast fortune and accolades – but her next book could shock her millions of fans

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Appy and you know it?

Appy and you know it?

August 3, 2012

From daydreaming to dating, dining out to doing chores, there’s now an app to get you through every part of your day.

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The Spin Doctor

The Spin Doctor

July 6, 2012

Michael Taylor, the man behind the Olympic Velodrome

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The dominatrix machine

The dominatrix machine

May 3, 2012

Betony Vernon is the haute jewellery designer whose 'sado-chic' brings an aesthete's eye to S&M accessories.

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Tyson Beckford is a super man

Tyson Beckford is a super man

March 23, 2012

Supermodel Tyson Beckford puts some muscle into spring's preppy trend and talks racing cars and real men.

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Would you dare to wear...

Would you dare to wear...

September 9, 2011

A PVC corset belt or Galliano's six-tailed fox-fur hat?

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The modern salon circuit: Champagne for the brain

The modern salon circuit: Champagne for the brain

April 28, 2011

This season’s hottest accessory is your mind. Rebecca Newman explores today’s salon circuit

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Adventures in philanthropy

Adventures in philanthropy

November 8, 2010

Call them ‘social entrepreneurs’, ‘venture philanthropists’ or ‘resourceful givers’: a new generation of volunteers and donors are changing charity. And this time they mean business

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Heads you win

Heads you win

June 28, 2010

Bill Clinton: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

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Connect the dots

Connect the dots

March 25, 2010

Choose your friends carefully – they influence your life more than you think, says Rebecca Newman, from your choice of mate to your physical shape

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Light my fire

Light my fire

August 1, 2009

If you want to be at the centre of everything hip and happening, there’s only one place to be, says Rebecca Newman – right here

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Girl About Town visits Pop Life at Tate Modern

Girl About Town visits Pop Life at Tate Modern

July 15, 2009

All the world’s a gallery, and all the men and women merely buyers, says Rebecca Newman. But who’s complaining when the art in question is in Harvey Nicks?

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Buy buy recession

Buy buy recession

July 1, 2009

Keynesian economics teaches us to spend, spend, spend our way out of a recession. There’s no finer excuse, says Rebecca Newman, for a trip to fashion treasure trove Liberty

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Jean genie

Jean genie

April 1, 2009

Get ready for stonewash on the streets and Bananarama in the air this summer – all things 1980s are back in vogue

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Justice you get in the next life.

Justice you get in the next life.

December 11, 2008

in this life, you just have the law

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Hell in Cannes

Hell in Cannes

April 2, 2006

A gossip smorgasbord turns into a near-starvation diet.

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The meteorologist and the mute

The meteorologist and the mute

August 24, 2002

Rebecca Newman reviews The Seal Wife by Kathryn Harrison

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Finding truth behind beauty

Finding truth behind beauty

July 6, 2002

Rebecca Newman reviews Gaveston by Stephanie Merritt and Look at Me by Jennifer Egan

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Learning to speak again

Learning to speak again

May 4, 2002

Rebecca Newman reviews Lovely Green Eyes by Arnost Lustig and War Story by Gwen Edelman.

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We don't need re-education

We don't need re-education

February 9, 2002

Rebecca Newman applauds a manifestation of youthful revolt.

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On Hamlet's heels

On Hamlet's heels

January 12, 2002

Rebecca Newman is distracted yet disappointed by an unsubtle approach to Hamlet

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