Anti-Trump protestors make their point (Getty)

Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

Protesters will make what should be a civilised occasion a bitter spectacle

Leave the dreary British winter behind (Getty)

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

Orcas in Victoria were 'unhurried and majestic' (Getty)

Whale watching: a perfect escape from the madness of American politics

Victoria, in Vancouver Island, is like nowhere else in the world

Choose your winter reads wisely (Getty)

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates receiving a Grammy for the show (Getty)

Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

A first edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' (Photo: Getty)

Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

'Trends and predictions regarding suits needn’t be complicated' (Getty)

The smartest suit trends for 2017

Double-breasted jackets and denim will lead the sartorial way this year

The Bafta trophies lined up (Getty)

Bafta Film Awards 2017: full list of nominations

La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations

iPad And iPhone Location - London

Only imbeciles use mobile phones in cinemas

The rumoured ‘cinema mode’ for iPhones would be a backward step for humanity

A bit of housekeeping can offer a quiet moment for reflection

The simple joy of cleaning

Many of our stresses can be soothed away by humdrum chores

Visitors look at portraits of Keith Richards at an exhibition in 2007 (Getty)

Forget Dry January, take inspiration from Keith Richards in 2017

We should all resolve to live like the Rolling Stone this year

The Spectator's archive provided plenty of material for a new book (Getty)

The Spectator’s mischievous history

Marcus Berkmann went behind the scenes at Old Queen Street to piece together The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Monopoly, but not as you know it (Getty)

Seven games that will drastically improve your life

From Monopoly Cards to Carcassonne, these games will save you from boring holidays and dull guests

Our guide to left wingers for the under 10s proved popular (Getty)

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months

Christmas jollity is out of control (Getty)

How to put up with people suffering from Obsessional Christmas Disorder

There’s is only one way to deal with Christmas obsessives

The typical WH Smith store is a bewildering mix of overpriced drink and junk food, haphazardly arranged magazines and seasonal tat (Getty)

WH Smith has become a national embarrassment

The legacy of a once great chain has been frittered away

Visitors check out the new museum (Pic by Gareth Gardner)

Gallery: Inside the new Design Museum

The Design Museum has a spectacular new home in the old Commonwealth Insititute

Tamsin Greig will play Malvolia (National Theatre)

Six plays to book ahead for

Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law and Tamsin Greig are all taking to the stage in 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Monica Vinader's Siren Wire earrings (Getty)

Unusual jewels – and where to buy them

This Christmas there’s a whole of array of colourful and bold jewellery to hunt out

Basil D'Oliveira batting for Worcestershire in 1973

Five of the best sports books of all time

A selection of five of the best ever sporting tomes

Greenway was the summer home of Agatha Christie (Loop Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Does the National Trust need to preserve Agatha Christie’s home for the nation?

Britain would benefit far more if Greenway, and a number of other buildings, was given a blue plaque and sold off


Greece is the word for Paul Mason and Labour

After years keeping his radical politics off the air, the TV journalist aims to turn Corbyn’s gang into a Syriza-style mass movement

Joan Collins, in her selfie snapping days (Getty)

Why I’m now saying no to selfies

Twitter trolls be damned, I’m not posing cosily with anyone I don’t know from now on

'A quick scoop of a spatula and it's case closed' (Getty)

Beware the pooper snoopers

DNA testing of dog mess is the stuff of dystopian nightmares


42 peaks, 67 miles, all in 24 hours… can I conquer Britain’s greatest outdoor challenge?

The Lake District’s Bob Graham Round defeated me three times in one year. Now it’s time for one more try.