Quarantine

alison roman

Cooking for dad: real food is nothing fancy

May 10, 2020 11:47 am

Alison Roman’s tastes are like my father’s: particular, strident and requiring a capacious definition of the word ‘unfussy’

mothers

Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

May 7, 2020 8:51 pm

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating

lockdown

Lockdown is over. Someone tell the government

May 5, 2020 1:31 pm

Americans want to do whatever they feel like doing: what else are natural rights for?

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

blitz deep shelter

What Blitz spirit? The Brits are showing a deep shelter mentality

May 5, 2020 9:47 am

Social distancing doesn’t do much for an esprit de corps

spain

Spain’s fiendishly complex rules for easing the lockdown

May 4, 2020 9:56 am

Before I could leave the house, I had to learn the new rules. And first I had to find the new rules

japan

Coronavirus is revealing uncomfortable truths about Japan

May 3, 2020 11:14 am

The rise of ‘Corona rikon’

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron is experiencing the calm before the storm

May 1, 2020 8:47 am

Bonne chance, Monsieur le president, you have won your ‘war’ but the peace may be harder to master.

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

changes come covid

The changes to come in the post-COVID world order

April 28, 2020 10:58 am

In a few months, everything will be largely back to what it was within the United States. The big changes will be geopolitical

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

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

boris johnson

Boris Johnson’s new approach to lockdown easing

April 27, 2020 8:15 am

Johnson talked of firing up parts of the economy one by one with public health remaining the driving priority

hockney

David Hockney’s splendid isolation

April 24, 2020 1:42 pm

The painter discusses life in rural Normandy, why the iPad is better than a brush and why he’s not a communist

joe biden lockdown

Why Joe Biden’s America loves a lockdown

April 24, 2020 7:24 am

The divide between the professional and servant classes has never been more stark

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

cure covid

The contenders — and challenges — in the race to cure COVID

April 22, 2020 11:58 pm

There are reasons to be optimistic about the therapies being tested

boris lockdown lifted

Boris’s difficult decision: when should lockdown be lifted?

April 22, 2020 11:10 pm

The COVID crisis has split the cabinet into two groups

hugh grant hair

How to cut your hair at home: top tips from Hugh Grant’s barber

April 20, 2020 1:41 pm

On average, hair grows half an inch a month, so cut off an inch to see you through lockdown

liberate michael cohen

Liberate…Michael Cohen?

April 17, 2020 4:52 pm

He’s siding with the rebels who are painting the economic shutdown as a plot not just against America but preeminently Trump himself

cowardice

Coronavirus lockdowns are cowardice

April 17, 2020 3:16 pm

A life lost now to coronavirus is treated as more important than one lost indirectly as a result of our response

merkel germany

Merkel faces some tough decisions as Germany eases its lockdown

April 17, 2020 1:37 pm

German health experts have disagreed with one another a worrying amount over the past two months

rats paris

The snitches of Europe

April 17, 2020 11:52 am

Should we be surprised that the British have been as zealous as the French in denouncing each other?

recovery

Trump walks the recovery tightrope

April 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Good cop, bad cop...then back to work?

puppy

Our puppy has no respect for the six-feet rule

April 16, 2020 6:11 pm

I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else