Diary

protest

Can COVID-19 tell whether a protest is progressive?

June 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Clearly the virus targets especially working-class and middle-class workplaces and industries...

conformity

We are living through a frenzy of conformity

June 19, 2020 8:12 am

Sensitive issues are avoided and major corporations are taking it upon themselves to educate the masses

ireland

Policing rural Ireland is easier, no doubt, than policing urban America

June 4, 2020 12:30 pm

Whatever the context, let’s not let the worst besmirch the best

joan collins oldies

The revenge of the oldies

May 14, 2020 11:43 am

I’ve always thought western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean ‘showbiz’ folk but across the board

tom stoppard

Tom Stoppard in isolation

May 6, 2020 2:48 pm

If it were not for the terrors surrounding us, this is the life I’ve always wanted — social distancing without social disapproval

rachel johnson

Rachel Johnson: What I wish I’d said about my brother Boris’s treatment

April 30, 2020 1:41 pm

I thought I would have to take out a large onion to show emotion, but the tears almost came to my eyes anyway

ian mcewan

Ian McEwan: the strange vocabulary of coronavirus

April 23, 2020 9:22 am

We all know about ‘flattening the curve’, but are you comfortable yet with ‘fomite’?

american exceptionalism

Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

April 22, 2020 1:28 pm

By and large, the world’s most powerful and most expensive military establishment is not proving terribly relevant

coronavirus diary

A writer’s coronavirus diary

April 2, 2020 1:36 pm

Imagine if you could date coronavirus itself. It seems exotic. Enigmatic. Worldly and cosmopolitan

kale morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo: Kale smoothies, writing, pilates — my strict isolation schedule

March 26, 2020 2:38 pm

I try not to think or dream of the sadness out there, the sickness and the dying, the world and all of us topsy-turvy. But I do

LA celia walden piers morgan

Celia Walden: the birth of ‘corona kissing’ in LA

March 24, 2020 9:06 am

For germaphobe Angelenos the coronavirus is scarier than a waiter coming at you with a breadbasket

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

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

david frum democrats

The Democrats shouldn’t nominate some outlier candidate on a gamble

January 28, 2020 4:22 pm

The British election of 2019 offers them an obvious warning

ben schott

Ben Schott: I’m Tony Blair’s brother (according to Google)

January 9, 2020 11:12 am

I was there at the very beginning, when Olivia Colman starred opposite her husband-to-be in a 1995 Cambridge production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners

boris fraser

Fraser Nelson: Boris tends to deliver, under circumstances that would stump most other people

January 9, 2020 8:11 am

Judge him by what he achieves, and not by how he does it

2020

Why Trump will win again in 2020

January 2, 2020 3:44 am

There is a growing wrath in the country, either ignored, suppressed or undetected by the partisan media

joan collins

Joan Collins: I’m an actress, not an actor. And yes, it matters

December 23, 2019 7:42 am

Actress is such a graceful word, so evocative of elegance, refinement and poise that the common and blunt ‘actor’ cannot possibly conjure

boris johnson election

Boris Johnson: Perhaps my campaign was ‘clunking’. But sometimes, clunking is what you need

December 18, 2019 3:31 pm

For the millions who voted in 2016 to remain in the EU, but who have just voted to get Brexit done, we must develop a new and warm pro-Europeanism

andrew sullivan

Andrew Sullivan: The evidence against Trump is overwhelming

December 12, 2019 9:50 am

I’m one of those people who find the holiday season the darkest time of the year

michael wolff

Michael Wolff is working on ‘nothing’

November 29, 2019 11:32 am

A surprising number of my contemporaries have children who are stand-up comics

dc magazine

How do you make the most ‘quintessentially English’ magazine work in the US?

November 11, 2019 12:51 pm

Launches and liquid lunches in New York and Washington

dawkins
queen

Robert Hardman: My private encounter with David Cameron and the Queen

September 26, 2019 9:04 am

The appetite for all things royal seems insatiable

louise linton

Louise Linton: why I don’t like being ‘the wife of…’

September 21, 2019 10:05 am

I married a politician. But my identity is not defined by my husband