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Tory Leadership contest: who reads what?

Jeremy Corbyn famously doesn’t read books but how do the Tory leadership candidates fare? From Fantastic Mr Fox to the Fountainhead, we reveal their favourite titles.

13 Jun 2019

6 reasons why women aren’t funny

Women can’t possibly be funnier than men and here’s why.

12 Jun 2019

A potted history of political drug use

From Winston Churchill to William Wilberforce, drug use has always been rife in British politics

11 Jun 2019

 What Can Greta Teach Us?

Greta Thunberg is the 16-year-old school girl who is teaching the adult world a lesson. Politicians across the Western World…

7 Jun 2019

Interview: Clare Balding

‘I hope that this summer can change people’s attitudes to women’s sport, and help to give girls real aspirational role…

31 May 2019

Social media likes are a sign of mediocrity

Instagram recently announced plans to trial a total removal of the like function, to safeguard youth from the pressures of competing…

22 May 2019

Game of Thrones: the final episode reviewed

“Happiness writes white.” Henry de Montherlant My least favourite part of Peter Jackson’s magisterial Lord of the Rings trilogy is…

21 May 2019

London’s theatres are falling apart

‘Don’t clap too hard. It’s a very old building,’ washed-out Archie Rice said in John Osborne’s The Entertainer (1957).  London’s West End…

20 May 2019

Cannes red carpet: I miss the fashion drama before Me Too

Remember the old days of the celebrity fashion circuit? The flash-in-the-pan scandals: the worst dressed lists, the clothes that gave…

17 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 reviewed

“Evil men don’t get up in the morning saying ‘I’m going to do evil.’ They say ‘I’m going to make…

14 May 2019

Be kind to millennials: you may end up working for them

“Be nice to nerds,” said the author Charles Sykes, “you may end up working for them.” It’s often misattributed to…

14 May 2019

Call him Boris: a guide to naming the royal baby

When I was born, my mother wanted to call me Ruskin. My father wouldn’t allow this, believing that other children…

8 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 4 reviewed

I spent the first ten minutes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 sulking that the Night King and…

7 May 2019

The death of democracy: a user’s guide

Democracy is dying. David Lammy MP thinks that some Tory MPs are turning into nazis. Commentators are writing about the…

7 May 2019

Can the Obamas conquer Netflix?

What do a kids’ food show, the abolition of slavery and a Chinese-owned factory in Ohio have in common? They’re…

6 May 2019

7 reasons why ‘protestivals’ beat festivals

This month’s protest organized by Extinction Rebellion became the largest single act of civil disobedience in modern British History with…

2 May 2019

Percy pig turns vegetarian

On Wednesday, Marks and Spencer announced that their cult sweet-treat, Percy Pigs, had gone completely veggie. The fruit flavoured, smiling…

1 May 2019

Has Jordan Peterson lost his spark?

For the poor souls who paid to live-stream the Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek debate, the $15 ticket price must…

1 May 2019

Game of Thrones: Episode 3 reviewed

Something truly remarkable happened in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3: the massed armies of the undead besieged Winterfell,…

30 Apr 2019

Spring fling: a seasonal getaway in Dublin

The last time I went to Dublin, it was for 24 hours on a RyanAir flight that cost 99p. Retrospectively,…

29 Apr 2019

Argenteuil: the Parisian commune beloved by the Impressionists

During the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, artists slowly made their way back to Paris to begin painting again. In…

28 Apr 2019

London’s best pint-sized theatres

London’s West End shows are known the world over. But the capital is also home to dozens of smaller theatres,…

26 Apr 2019

A Guide To Becoming an Activist in 2019

You are nothing without a cause. Find yours before the world falls apart

26 Apr 2019

The Art of the Garden: Van Gogh’s sunflowers

‘I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when it’s a question of painting…

24 Apr 2019

How to stage a naked protest

Taking one’s clothes off in the name of politics is back in fashion: here’s a guide on how to do it properly

18 Apr 2019

Better to start your own modern family than wait for ‘The One’

More and more people are becoming parents outside the traditional boy-meets-girl romance

25 Apr 2018