Culture

Why artists should stay off Question Time

26 September 2017 11:51

Do you have to be a boring lefty to enjoy the films of Ken Loach? The reason I ask is,…

How ‘safe spaces’ make life harder for people with mental illness

26 September 2017 10:42

Oh, how wonderfully hilarious: Labour conference has a safe space. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a Party now led…

If we’re all going to have to make the move to low-emissions vehicles, is now the time to do it?

25 September 2017 17:29

How much time would you say you spent in your car per week, on average? Of course it’s something that…

Is America’s ‘despair epidemic’ about to arrive in Britain?

23 September 2017 8:55

However stressful and bad things get for a parent of young children, there is always one thought that puts it…

Are old white men really to blame for climate change denial?

22 September 2017 17:04

Funnily enough, you don’t come across too many pieces in the Guardian blaming black people for crime or women for…

Lionel Shriver joins The Spectator as a regular columnist, starting this week

21 September 2017 8:00

We at The Spectator are delighted to announce that Lionel Shriver is joining us as a columnist. As regular readers will…

Multiculturalism is Europe’s new faith

19 September 2017 12:06

Never mind the terrorists, chaps, London will just keep calm and carry on. We’ll put the kettle on or defy…

Time and technology are overtaking the arguments for Hinckley Point

18 September 2017 11:08

The price of offshore wind power has halved, making those giant inshore turbine arrays we love to hate look competitive…

The age of the unicorn question

14 September 2017 7:58

I’ve been in Los Angeles for the last week, and it takes a special set of occurrences for someone to…

The most half-baked thing about the anti-transgender Christian couple isn’t their approach to gender

12 September 2017 15:34

We live in a society with a tendency towards liberal intolerance, in which the fury of the mob turns on…

The Last Night of the Proms is still an exceptional British party

11 September 2017 13:01

Wouldn’t you just know it: there’s another row about Last Night of the Proms. Apparently the Scots in their open air…

The Spectator’s 48-year-old intern shows why it’s time to dispense with CVs

10 September 2017 12:31

We at The Spectator don’t ask for CVs when recruiting interns so we had no idea that our last one…

‘Bigot bashing’ is the fashionable new therapy for liberals

8 September 2017 13:00

Were I to wake up one morning experiencing sudden doubts over my sexuality I don’t think I would turn to…

Farewell Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair magazine’s very own Becky Sharp

8 September 2017 10:45

Graydon Carter will be delighted by the amount of coverage his departure from Vanity Fair has received. Having edited the…

How much is your child’s schoolbag worth? The answer might surprise you

7 September 2017 15:07

As a new school term starts, this often spells an expensive shopping list for parents. School uniforms that no longer…

Prince George should be at a state school

7 September 2017 12:01

I don’t want to come across like Dave Spart, but I am a bit disappointed that William and Kate have…

Clean eating goddesses seize on Corbyn’s vegan aspirations

6 September 2017 17:28

Jeremy Corbyn’s interest in veganism has excited far more interest than is necessary, given most people probably assumed the Labour leader…

Are we wise to turn our backs on cash ISAs?

6 September 2017 16:15

With interest rates so low, it’s no surprise to read that the amount of cash being put into ISAs has…

Can leading politicians get away with opposing abortion and gay marriage?

6 September 2017 14:53

What can politicians with socially conservative beliefs expect from public life? Is there now a faith glass ceiling under which…

AN Wilson: Why Darwin was wrong

5 September 2017 11:11

AN Wilson’s charming, 1840s terraced house sits on the brow of a hill, overlooking Camden Market in north London. Walking…

2017: The year football went from a beautiful game to a caricature of its worst excesses

31 August 2017 17:33

Football is theatre, that much has always been obvious; but it’s also business. And though the rules of the game haven’t…

Melania Trump’s critics expose feminism’s blind spot

31 August 2017 16:55

If you haven’t been keeping up, it’s okay to judge a woman on her appearance again. The latest public figure to…

If it feels like you’re spending a fortune on going to weddings, you probably are

30 August 2017 13:07

As happens every bank holiday, the roads were chock-a-block this weekend with people on the move – many of them…

Feminism’s obsession with equality sells women short

30 August 2017 11:50

There was much fanfare last week when Holly Willoughby’s apparent ‘huge £200k pay rise’ meant she’d finally be earning the same as her…

Game of Thrones bungles the execution of its last great villain

28 August 2017 15:40

Another season of Game of Thrones is over, and nobody knows when it will return. After a run of seven…