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The Winterfest Carol of Godfrey Elfwick

December 21, 2018 5:00 am

Godfrey bless us, every one!

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Alexis de Tocqueville’s Christmas parade

December 20, 2018 6:08 am

At the Christmas Parade, politics of any flavor seem a long way off

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American Catholicism is going back to the future

December 19, 2018 11:20 am

A religious revolution is underway

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Why should trans women make us like beauty pageants?

December 19, 2018 10:36 am

For many men, the motivation to transition is the opportunity to play out a sexual fantasy about womanhood

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The Green Room podcast: Auctions, sculptures, and horse flesh – the best art exhibitions in 2018

December 18, 2018 10:35 am

This week, I’m casting the pod with a congeries of crack art critics from The New Criterion: James Panero, Benjamin…

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Let’s admit that comedy is problematic

December 15, 2018 11:08 am

Godfrey Elfwick is deeply troubled by Konstantin Kisin’s reaction to a London university’s perfectly reasonable request

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Exclusive: the eagerly anticipated (or not) Trump-era memoirs of 2019

December 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Trump White House memoirs are rolling off the presses. Let’s imagine the ones yet to come

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Are we really going to abandon Brexit because of a chocolate bar shortage?

December 13, 2018 2:48 pm

We know that we have to be lighter on our feet and more agile, if we are to take advantage of all the freedoms we will gain

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Why are Americans so unhinged about Christmas?

December 13, 2018 1:35 pm

Trump’s 19ft Christmas tree and 300lb gingerbread house are quintessentially American

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Carlo Rovelli: In physics, the difference between past and present is extraordinarily slippery

December 13, 2018 9:10 am

An interview with the author of the bestselling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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Andrew Sullivan’s false gods

December 12, 2018 11:13 am

The revered writer uses pulpit tones in the service of inquisition

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The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: The Greek way of death

December 11, 2018 12:29 pm

David Saunders of the J. Paul Getty Museum discusses their latest exhibition

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Welcome back Titania McGrath!

December 10, 2018 8:56 pm

She inspires thousands of followers, or dare I say, disciples, with a heady mixture of defiant slam poetry and staunch feminist views

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‘NoFap’ distance themselves from the Proud Boys

December 10, 2018 11:47 am

‘Personally, I find the political violence encouraged and participated in by the Proud Boys to be quite reprehensible’

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Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

December 7, 2018 1:16 pm

He’s setting up Hogwarts for culture warriors in Italy

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Don’t blame Trump for the demise of the Weekly Standard

December 7, 2018 11:49 am

Its value lay in the fact it was an insider magazine

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New York: the fact – and fiction

December 6, 2018 1:49 pm

I’ve had a good time in the Bagel and am always reluctant to leave it, but nostalgia has its limits

racial blending

Will racial blending undermine identity politics? Let’s hope so

December 6, 2018 11:28 am

It’s not only right-wing reprobates who recoil from demographic changes

joan collins

Joan Collins: My own transgender moment

December 6, 2018 11:15 am

At 15 I decided I did not like the idea of becoming a woman and started on a ‘tomboy’ stage

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In 2018 America, everybody you don’t like is ‘extremist’

December 6, 2018 10:30 am

The fantasy that America is full of fanaticism is very dangerous

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You can hate me as much as you like – it’s not a crime

December 5, 2018 9:52 am

As a middle-class conservative I get no legal protection

steven van zandt

Steven Van Zandt: Teachers make great audiences, probably because they never get out

December 4, 2018 5:08 pm

Education is now the most important thing to me, and I don’t want anyone thinking it has something to do with politics

chris thomas king

The Green Room, Spectator USA’s Life & Arts podcast: Talking blues with Chris Thomas King

December 4, 2018 1:12 pm

This week on the Green Room, I’m talking the blues with Grammy-winning blues artist Chris Thomas King. Earlier this week,…

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In our bleak landscape, all those Christmas lights aren’t so much decorations as declarations

December 4, 2018 9:12 am

The prairie is a pretty penitential place in winter