Life

blitz spirit

Is baking and watching Netflix really comparable to being bombed?

May 7, 2020 1:06 pm

It doesn’t take ‘Blitz spirit’ to hunker down at home

internet

I survived a 20-minute internet outage during lockdown

May 7, 2020 6:35 am

What if it never works again? What if our infrastructure is finally collapsing? What if this is it?

lavenham

Ghost riders in the sky

May 6, 2020 3:25 pm

In Lavenham, American history is unlocked by a pint of fine English ale

galway

Is there any better place for an EU-subsidized arts festival than Galway?

May 6, 2020 3:04 pm

I hoped my flight would be canceled but we left right on time

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

tedium

After the virus, the tedium

May 6, 2020 12:39 pm

Bureaucracy will win the war on COVID-19

Gov. Kristi Noem

The ambition of Kristi Noem

May 5, 2020 6:12 pm

The South Dakota governor had a novel approach to COVID...so the media accused her of angling for an admin job

steve bannon

Beware the dragon, Mr Bannon!

May 5, 2020 1:13 pm

Beijing is firing directly back at the former White House strategist through its news agencies

myself

It’s gonna be a long day with myself

May 5, 2020 12:44 pm

Why am I so hungry? Oh because it’s noon and I’ve been on Twitter for four hours

lockdowns derangement lockdown

Corona Derangement Syndrome

May 5, 2020 12:20 pm

The virus has driven everyone mad

hamburger

Land of empty

May 5, 2020 6:34 am

Can Donald Trump survive in an America where you can’t order a hamburger?

onofrio panvinio

How Onofrio Panvinio made the popes history

May 4, 2020 3:02 pm

The forgotten story of a Renaissance pioneer

adrenochrome

Fear and adrenochrome

May 4, 2020 1:57 pm

The conspiracy theory right is addicted to crazy ideas about a drug

zoom class

Forget Zoom college: it’s time for America’s youth to embrace entrepreneurship

May 4, 2020 12:04 pm

No one should pay $40,000 a year for an online college degree

japan

Coronavirus is revealing uncomfortable truths about Japan

May 3, 2020 11:14 am

The rise of ‘Corona rikon’

ventilators

The underground doctors’ movement questioning the use of ventilators

May 2, 2020 1:58 pm

While most governments were in a mad dash to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19, a burgeoning movement within the medical community was starting to question their use

TikTok

We need to talk about Democrats on TikTok

May 1, 2020 9:36 am

Why were they all jumping on Chinese spyware?

life unemployment job

Dear politicians, life must go on

May 1, 2020 7:35 am

Are we all we so scared of being called insensitive that we can’t state the obvious?

coffeeland

Would you kill for a cup of coffee?

April 30, 2020 6:07 pm

Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug by Augustine Sedgewick reviewed

wife

Did anyone really believe what my wife wrote about me?

April 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking

commuting

Is this the end of commuting?

April 30, 2020 3:25 pm

The ability to travel within your own mind seems to be a great gift — instead we disparage it with terms such as ‘couch potato’

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

covid brides

The competitive world of COVID brides

April 30, 2020 1:19 pm

My wedding is off — but I’m one of the lucky ones

social distance shaming

‘Social distance shaming’ is getting nasty

April 30, 2020 12:15 am

Rudeness is spreading like a virus

boxing

What’s the point of boxing?

April 29, 2020 11:46 pm

It’s an inefficient form of combat with a long history