Are we all we so scared of being called insensitive that we can’t state the obvious?
Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking
My wedding is off — but I’m one of the lucky ones
This virus is still evolving
My Sam Peckinpah lockdown bender
Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected
It went without saying, like all strongly held attitudes, that beards were repellent to women last century
There’s been much talk of the spirit of the Blitz, but there’s something of the spirit of East Berlin, too
In isolation, we can do nothing but trust — and if we disagree, at least do it nicely
What’s it like being quarantined with Rod Liddle or Lionel Shriver?
We all know about ‘flattening the curve’, but are you comfortable yet with ‘fomite’?
My walk is spent suppressing the inner Nazi who can’t believe the human race still refuses to be more like me
‘Housewife’ meaning ‘woman in charge of a household’ was also sometimes pronounced ‘husif’. By the 16th century it was worn down to ‘hussy’
On average, hair grows half an inch a month, so cut off an inch to see you through lockdown
I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else
A lockdown challenge in Sri Lanka
In the event of the gun confiscation fancied by the Democratic party’s billionaires and its NPR tote-bag carriers, the hinterlands will not submit
Spending weeks or months lazy and directionless is going to hurt, not help you
I had a strong sensation of my body being invaded by a parasite which was sapping my strength
I need to have a stent removed from my urethra — and pronto
Once this plague is over, national barriers might make a comeback and be seen as more than just an impediment to human freedom
If the blackout warden didn’t notice a sliver of light at your window, a neighbor would soon tell him
Mathematical models help you to feel like you have a handle on what’s going on
As the story of Passover and the Exodus shows, without faith we are nowhere, dependent on the arbitrary caprice of the market and the pharaoh