Life

boxing

What’s the point of boxing?

April 29, 2020 11:46 pm

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

effects

Could the lockdown have side-effects no one has considered?

April 29, 2020 11:24 pm

This virus is still evolving

joel gott cabernet sauvignon

Wine is for lovers: mein Gott and yours

April 29, 2020 4:41 pm

I have some good advice about some things you might want to drink after you have gathered with one or two appropriate friends

peckinpah classic cinema

What can we learn about coronavirus from classic cinema?

April 29, 2020 4:06 pm

My Sam Peckinpah lockdown bender

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio isn’t an anti-Semite but…

April 29, 2020 3:08 pm

...he is an idiot

Could Remdesivir eliminate the need for a coronavirus vaccine?

April 29, 2020 1:04 pm

Gilead is aware of ‘positive’ results from a trial of the drug by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

diamond and silk

The twilight of Diamond and Silk

April 28, 2020 4:08 pm

Trump wants the pair back on Fox. But will the network listen?

central park safetyism

The paranoid style in COVID-19 America

April 27, 2020 5:05 pm

The public health establishment is desperate to maintain hysteria in the populace

read books

Why men don’t read books anymore

April 27, 2020 3:10 pm

Lockdown has been more illustrative of the gender gap in reading than any event I can remember

meghan biography

An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming Meghan Markle biography

April 27, 2020 2:03 pm

As unearthed by Lisa Graves

connected lockdown heads covid-19

Heads in the cloud

April 27, 2020 12:57 pm

Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected

Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus circus

April 26, 2020 6:55 pm

Cuomo rose from the dead on Easter Sunday

radical

The radical history of The Spectator

April 26, 2020 10:57 am

Once again, The Spectator was putting principle before both party and profit

furlough

How ‘furlough’ became mainstream

April 24, 2020 6:05 pm

Ben Jonson spelt it vorloff in recognition of its Dutch origin

helen mirren spectator

How The Spectator discovered Helen Mirren

April 24, 2020 5:37 pm

From Enoch Powell to Danny La Rue: Hilary Spurling remembers how she was given free rein when she took over the arts and books pages in the 1960s

beards

Why beards of convenience are a bad idea

April 24, 2020 4:28 pm

It went without saying, like all strongly held attitudes, that beards were repellent to women last century

mr spectator 10,000th

How to buy The Spectator’s 10,000th UK edition in the US

April 24, 2020 12:12 pm

The key to our longevity is that The Spectator is unique; it dares to be different

modern review magazine

If you really want to lose friends, start a magazine

April 23, 2020 5:23 pm

Julie said if she ever saw me in the Groucho Club again, she’d stab me with her nail file

spectator offices

Vodka, kaolin and morphine: my welcome drinks at The Spectator offices

April 23, 2020 5:09 pm

After I’d partaken of this cocktail with Mary Wakefield, I had my first encounter with a speechless Boris Johnson

taki high life

Writing my High Life column made a man of me

April 23, 2020 4:59 pm

It anchored me and gave my playboy life a sense of purpose

churchill face mask

Would Churchill have worn a face mask?

April 23, 2020 3:59 pm

There is something smug and averse about people in masks — but better smug and averse than dead, I suppose

hacks

I love my fellow hacks – even when I disagree with them

April 23, 2020 2:55 pm

As I grow older I am gladder and gladder for people who keep firing off in style, whatever the incoming flack

fake problems

Real problems erase fake ones

April 23, 2020 2:38 pm

Should unemployment skyrocket in the US, the fracas over Confederate monuments will evaporate

clarity getting coronavirus

Getting coronavirus does not bring clarity

April 23, 2020 2:01 pm

There’s been much talk of the spirit of the Blitz, but there’s something of the spirit of East Berlin, too

comfort reads

Now is the time for comfort reads

April 23, 2020 1:47 pm

In isolation, we can do nothing but trust — and if we disagree, at least do it nicely