David Blackburn is the deputy online editor of The Spectator.

Making waves

Shaq looked lackadaisical; but really he was very precise. Action betrayed him. He tightened the toggle on his old straw…

21 Sep 2013

Don’t call it junk

How long would you queue for a hotdog? You must answer this question if you are planning to go to…

22 Jun 2013

Windsor Without Palaces

It was only 8.30a.m., but already my shirt was catching on my dampening shoulders. That’s Florida for you, even in…

30 Mar 2013

Don’t call it Junk

How long would you queue for a hotdog? You must answer this question if you are planning to go to…

1 Dec 2012

Cheaper by the Glass

The gavel struck the block. ‘Sold,’ said the auctioneer, ‘for £40,250.’ The date was Wednesday 8 February, 2012; the place…

23 Jun 2012