Life

william barr death penalty

The death penalty is red tape threaded into a noose

July 29, 2019 9:30 am

On conservative grounds it is no longer defensible

silicon valley

Silicon Valley is your government now

July 26, 2019 2:44 pm

The government has done nothing to meet the challenge of creating a new generation of graduates qualified for a future world

sexualizing

Jeffrey Epstein isn’t the only one sexualizing children

July 26, 2019 8:51 am

Abusers take advantage of a cultural blindspot

fandom tourism

Instagram is ruining tourism. Could fandom save it?

July 25, 2019 4:43 pm

May we all travel for our own loves, rather than for the ‘likes’ of others

christopher hitchens

The uneasy legacy of Christopher Hitchens

July 25, 2019 2:21 pm

What will become of the Hitch?

serifos

No ‘cool’ people here: the joys of Serifos

July 25, 2019 11:18 am

Go to any island and you’ll see the men working and the women holding forth as mothers and housewives

samburu

Memories of my childhood in Samburu

July 25, 2019 11:10 am

My best friend Damayon went off to join the warrior age set: I never saw him again

cynthia erivo harriet tubman

Should a black British actor play Harriet Tubman?

July 25, 2019 10:57 am

A divisive movie for divisive times

darren byler uighurs

One academic’s fight for the rights of Uighurs

July 23, 2019 2:46 pm

‘This is one of the most serious violations of human rights in this century’

eating bugs

The Spectator USA guide to eating bugs

July 23, 2019 12:48 pm

Are we too antsy about the meat we eat?

artificial intelligence

Microsoft, Google and the artificial intelligence race

July 23, 2019 12:08 pm

Both companies want to be central to the development of the thinking machine

jessica yaniv

We can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

July 22, 2019 12:21 pm

Is it really an assault on human rights if a woman says, ‘I don’t want to wax your genital area’?

jessica yaniv

The Yaniv scandal is the end-product of trans activism

July 22, 2019 11:18 am

Does inclusivity mean the Canadian state should compel women to handle a penis?

scrotum

Every woman has a right to have her scrotum waxed

July 21, 2019 11:59 am

Jessica Yaniv must be going through Hell right now

apollo 11

Apollo 11 was nowhere near woke enough

July 19, 2019 5:07 pm

The usual suspects are preparing their difficult questions about the Moon landing

refinery29 trans english

Trans English is the new common tongue

July 19, 2019 12:36 pm

Refinery29 and GLAAD have torn up the dictionary

faceapp challenge

Why did you participate in the FaceApp challenge?

July 19, 2019 12:10 pm

The app’s privacy policy allows the app to collect information sent by your device

faceapp

Why FaceApp is problematic

July 19, 2019 10:04 am

White people posting photos of their aging faces only serves as a depressing reminder of how long many of them will live

italy

Italy, in seven hours and five trains

July 18, 2019 12:14 pm

People laughed when I told them my plan but nothing beats the window seat of a stopping train hugging the Ligurian coast

politicians

Let’s choose our politicians by random selection

July 18, 2019 12:00 pm

The politician who accepts power reluctantly and uses it sparingly is to be found only in Greek myths and in Shakespeare

alan dershowitz

On Jeffrey Epstein and a New Yorker attack on me

July 18, 2019 11:04 am

This is my defense

scarlett johansson

Scarlett Johansson should only be allowed to play Scarlett Johansson in movies about Scarlett Johansson

July 18, 2019 10:57 am

Actors playing the parts of characters with whom they share no lived experience is nothing new

intellectuals

I’m starting a trade union for intellectuals

July 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Someone should go in to bat for academics if they’re targeted by an outrage mob

free speech hate speech

The best response to hate speech is free speech

July 17, 2019 11:24 pm

It’s time to give up on the idea that we can legislate niceness

elon musk brain

Elon Musk’s brain game

July 17, 2019 9:20 am

The tech magnate is on a mission to save the world from the attack of the Killer Robots