Life

yang gang

My time in the Yang gang

February 27, 2020 1:07 pm

This wasn’t scripted. This was never meant to be scripted

johnny depp

Why did no one believe Johnny Depp?

February 27, 2020 11:38 am

I’m having to rethink my prejudices, which is uncomfortable

prue leith

Prue Leith: My carbon footprint should put me in jail

February 27, 2020 10:29 am

The Great British Baking Show judge on her week

free speech

How far should we go to defend free speech?

February 27, 2020 10:09 am

The first days of the Free Speech Union

var

Is it time to consign VAR to Room 101?

February 27, 2020 9:22 am

The offside rule was introduced to stop goal-hanging, not to measure the amount some nostril hair was the wrong side of the line

spectator

Why Spectator readers are the nicest people

February 27, 2020 9:13 am

Even the Anglophobe Alexandra, my wife, has become an instant Anglophile on their account

steakhouse

In praise of the Midwestern steakhouse

February 26, 2020 4:44 pm

Frozen in culinary time

euphoria

The TV show that rots young minds

February 26, 2020 4:31 pm

Euphoria is doing for young people’s morality what British Bomber Command and the USAAF did for the architecture of Dresden

bloomberg staffer

Diary of a Bloomberg staffer

February 26, 2020 11:02 am

Free booze, analytics and a team leader who might be Ghislaine Maxwell

vermont

The evolution of Vermont

February 25, 2020 1:48 pm

I’ve wintered here all my life and during that time Vermont has, like old Digby’s marital status, seen three permutations

msnbc

MSNBC’s dreamworld Democratic party

February 25, 2020 1:29 pm

The network’s trouble with Bernie reflects a larger battle for the soul of the left

japan

Why ‘safe spaces’ are nowhere to be seen on Japan’s college campuses

February 25, 2020 11:39 am

Japan is like Switzerland in the culture wars, a safe haven where the hostilities raging elsewhere can be observed but avoided

fast

The fast and the furious

February 24, 2020 9:41 pm

How to handle Lent

israeli cuisine

Let’s eat: Israeli cuisine is coming of age

February 24, 2020 8:47 pm

Hummus is the cement of the Levant and claimed, like the land, by both Israelis and Palestinians

israel folau

Ganging up on Israel

February 24, 2020 3:05 pm

To paraphrase Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, the evil that men tweet lives after them, while the good is oft interred with their bones

harvey weinstein

Why Harvey Weinstein cried on the phone to me

February 24, 2020 11:55 am

Morally he’s guilty as hell, and legally too, now. But I’m not sure about the rest

feminism

Left-wing feminism is no ally of women

February 24, 2020 11:26 am

Capitalism may not always improve women’s lives as fast as we’d like, but it does provide steadily increasing freedom

ilhan omar

Minnesota doesn’t deserve Ilhan Omar

February 23, 2020 2:18 pm

The majority of Trump-idolaters criticize Islam for not allowing women to choose who they wish to marry

electoral college

I was expelled from the Electoral College before I was even admitted

February 22, 2020 8:32 am

Wayward electors run in our family

gun

My favorite gun is the gun that will save my life

February 22, 2020 7:40 am

‘Any man with any strength should go to a .45’

quaden bayles

Quaden Bayles is a victim — of exploitation

February 21, 2020 5:23 pm

The video of him crying is essentially trauma porn

epic

An epic mistake from one of the world’s best universities

February 21, 2020 1:39 pm

This Homer and Virgil business at Oxford is actually a proxy war

education

Bloomberg’s education policies deserve much more scrutiny

February 21, 2020 9:12 am

He got grilled about everything else on Wednesday — why not this?

debate themes

Twelve ideas for Democratic debate themes

February 20, 2020 7:06 pm

AOC is right: a themed debate would be more entertaining

bats

Why have so many of our recent viruses come from bats?

February 20, 2020 11:28 am

Coronavirus is far from the first disease they’ve passed on to us