Life

technology

Technological progress is as messy as Darwinian evolution

January 4, 2020 2:01 pm

Surprisingly often, a technology is invented for one purpose and sits around for ages before someone finds a better use for it

kevin spacey

Is Kevin Spacey crafting a final masterpiece?

January 3, 2020 6:39 am

His videos are fascinating examples of the sheer uncanniness of American life

christian

Burning Christianity

January 2, 2020 8:50 am

Europe’s churches are under attack

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

headlines

Headlines of the coming year

December 31, 2019 7:10 am

Trump Tweet Hints At Displeasure With Lawyer ‘Rudy Is A Great Guy But He Is Making Trump Look Evil And Should Stop Going On TV NOW!!!’

newseum

Good riddance to the Newseum

December 31, 2019 6:07 am

The shrine to the importance of ‘journalism’ was doomed from the outset

pogrom

An American pogrom

December 30, 2019 6:38 am

The Democrats have connived with incitement

baby

A soldier’s legacy: how a baby’s cry saved a family

December 30, 2019 6:19 am

My father would admit that he had helped someone, but would never say more

zimbabwe

Will Boris Johnson stand up for the white farmers in Zimbabwe?

December 30, 2019 5:59 am

70-year-old Gary Hensman’s family have been there for a century. Now he and his wife have been driven from their farm

scruton

Roger Scruton: a year in which much was lost – but more gained

December 29, 2019 7:37 am

Despite everything, I have so much to be grateful for

personal growth

The Spectator USA guide to personal growth

December 29, 2019 7:06 am

The internet is awash with advice and inspiration for optimizing your health, productivity and happiness

jewish genius

Want to know the secret of ‘Jewish genius’?

December 28, 2019 6:45 pm

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2019

Why 2019 has been a wonderful year

December 28, 2019 11:19 am

There will never be an age limit for skiing in Gstaad because most rich people don’t ski

ricky gervais

Comedy in the era of Twitter outrage: An interview with Ricky Gervais

December 27, 2019 6:17 am

The comedian on why he will never apologise for his jokes

gender reveal

Generation Gender Reveal — the weirdest fad of the 2010s

December 27, 2019 6:05 am

In the vacuous, conservative world of Instagram, it’s just easier to accept that the color pink is shorthand for femininity

christmas meals

Eggs and hard liquor: Spectator writers serve up their favorite literary meals

December 25, 2019 8:59 am

Our own age has good reason to sigh over the unrepentant enjoyment that mid-20th century America managed so well

chanukah

The hope of Chanukah

December 25, 2019 8:21 am

The Abrahamic family house has many mansions

circumcised

The slice before Christmas

December 24, 2019 5:26 pm

All I want for Christmas is my foreskin back

brother

Christmas with my brother

December 24, 2019 7:22 am

Chris has been institutionalized since he was a teenager, either in hospitals or care homes

cookie dough

Bowl food: childhood memories have inspired a new craze for cookie dough

December 24, 2019 6:50 am

Hundreds of customers can be seen snaking around the block, eagerly awaiting tubs and cones of buttery, sugary batter

1619 project

The 1619 Project is the 2019 Project — and the 2020 Project

December 24, 2019 5:53 am

The New York Times is stoking the woke with a narrative of shame

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

chick-fil-a christian

The culture war is lost

December 23, 2019 6:54 am

Americans are learning to live in a post-Christian age

duck foie gras

For duck’s sake: New York’s foie gras ban is classic political posturing

December 22, 2019 11:08 am

The ban is about much more than animal rights. It is about punishing the rich. And it has to be, because the animal-rights case has no merit

drones automation

Automation and the future of modern warfare

December 22, 2019 10:06 am

What role will micro drones play in the wars to come?