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

Aidan Hartley takes aim with a Holland & Holland

Shopping for a gun? Aim high

On the shooting range, grouse moor or in the African bush, there’s nothing so much fun as a bespoke rifle or shotgun, says Aidan Hartley

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

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 process of choosing the best cigar is a bit like looking for a new box set on Netflix' (Getty)

Cigars: the ultimate gift guide

How to pick out the perfect cigar for the smoker in your life

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

Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant raise a glass in Thirty Day Princess (John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images)

Gatecrash with panache (and other tips for surviving the party season)

Joan Collins, Celia Walden and Miss Steerpike reveal how they make it through December’s festivities in one piece

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

The Choristers of Westminster Abbey (Getty)

The best carol concerts in Britain

A guide to where to go for a festive sing-a-long this December

Father Christmas runs for cover (Getty)

The only way to survive Christmas is to hide

The festive season puts us all in mortal danger

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

Encourage friends to fill their boots (All pics: Getty)

Boozing, flirting and a little brawling is the best way to enjoy the festive season

Julie Burchill and Helen Lederer offer tips on how to survive the party circuit this Christmas

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

A shopper gets connected

Is AR shopping for life or just a gimmick for Christmas?

Covent Garden’s augmented reality experience aims to bring shopping bang up to date – but is it worth the hassle?

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

Captain Joanna Houghton-Ross, 35, 
The Corps of Royal Engineers

Gallery: Rankin showcases British military heroes

The photographer’s latest project, For Queen & Country, puts injured servicemen and women in the spotlight