Alison Roman’s tastes are like my father’s: particular, strident and requiring a capacious definition of the word ‘unfussy’
I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating
Americans want to do whatever they feel like doing: what else are natural rights for?
Why am I so hungry? Oh because it’s noon and I’ve been on Twitter for four hours
Social distancing doesn’t do much for an esprit de corps
Before I could leave the house, I had to learn the new rules. And first I had to find the new rules
The rise of ‘Corona rikon’
Bonne chance, Monsieur le president, you have won your ‘war’ but the peace may be harder to master.
Spectator writers are almost never in earnest, unless it’s after midnight and we’ve been drinking
In a few months, everything will be largely back to what it was within the United States. The big changes will be geopolitical
Lockdown has been more illustrative of the gender gap in reading than any event I can remember
Life in the age of COVID-19 is connected but unconnected
Johnson talked of firing up parts of the economy one by one with public health remaining the driving priority
The painter discusses life in rural Normandy, why the iPad is better than a brush and why he’s not a communist
The divide between the professional and servant classes has never been more stark
In isolation, we can do nothing but trust — and if we disagree, at least do it nicely
There are reasons to be optimistic about the therapies being tested
The COVID crisis has split the cabinet into two groups
On average, hair grows half an inch a month, so cut off an inch to see you through lockdown
He’s siding with the rebels who are painting the economic shutdown as a plot not just against America but preeminently Trump himself
A life lost now to coronavirus is treated as more important than one lost indirectly as a result of our response
German health experts have disagreed with one another a worrying amount over the past two months
Should we be surprised that the British have been as zealous as the French in denouncing each other?
Good cop, bad cop...then back to work?
I have begun to suspect that the ‘poo’ in her breed name is not a reference to poodle but to something else