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Will lockdown change our shallow dating culture?

Hook ups have been rendered impossible so will millennials be forced to grow up?

3 Apr 2020

Word of the week: Key worker

Officer workers are coming to the unwanted realisation that their jobs are not as ‘key’ as they thought they were.

3 Apr 2020

10 indoor sports to try in lockdown

Stave off the boredom with these indoor games – set to become lockdown classics.

31 Mar 2020

Unexpected prize winners from Parasite to Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar was completely unexpected and nobody expected Shaggy to beat Bob Dylan at the Brits.

30 Mar 2020

Word of the week: Covidiot

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

27 Mar 2020

The best literary adaptations to watch on Netflix

From psychological thrillers to costume dramas, here six films that do wonders with their source material.

26 Mar 2020

15 great ideas that were conceived in isolation

From gravity to Frankenstein, these thinkers and artists are proof that time alone can be fruitful.

24 Mar 2020

How to avoid a lockdown divorce

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder but is the opposite also true?

20 Mar 2020

Word of the week: social distancing

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era defining words.

20 Mar 2020

Don’t be a quarantine snob – just admit you love Netflix

There’s a hell of a lot of good TV my wife and I want to catch up on.

19 Mar 2020

Forget the BBC – it’s Netflix and Amazon that are ‘woke’

Despite what its critics say, the Beeb’s rivals are just as guilty of liberal bias.

18 Mar 2020
British actor and satirist John Bird at the typewriter at his home in Chiswick, London,

An expert’s guide to working from home

Like many writers, I have a warm up ritual. I make a fresh pot of coffee, open a window, and attempt to read the entire internet.

17 Mar 2020
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and US President Donald Trump shake hand

Will the handshake outlast coronavirus?

This age-old sign of trust and agreement should not be shelved for good.

16 Mar 2020

Word of the week: Self-isolate

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

12 Mar 2020

Word of the week: Left-wing

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

6 Mar 2020

Six famous men who won’t change nappies

The Prime Minister dithered dangerously over the question of whether he’d be changing nappies but who else has been shirking their fatherly duties?

5 Mar 2020

Gas masks and foie gras: How to survive the coronavirus pandemic

Turn your mask into a must-have accessory and indulge in some luxury stockpiling.

5 Mar 2020

Why French cuisine is the latest victim of woke culture

Can French food survive the narcissism of modern diners?

Tony Blair plays tennis

The secret hobbies of Prime Ministers

Switching off from the red box comes in many forms – from painting buses to playing grand pianos.

3 Mar 2020

Word of the week: right-wing

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

28 Feb 2020
Woman's Hour editors Sandra Chalmers (1940 - 2015) and Wyn Knowles (1923 - 2010) (Getty)

Is it time to cancel Woman’s Hour?

The programme’s very title seems anachronistic and faintly ridiculous.

26 Feb 2020

8 TV shows you can’t discuss in the office

From Love Island to Dr Who, be careful what you bring up at the water cooler.

26 Feb 2020

Storm in a teacup: six times politicians wrecked food brands

Rishi Sunak’s run-in with Yorkshire tea isn’t the first time a political endorsement has backfired.

25 Feb 2020

Word of the week: hate speech

Spectator Life’s satirist Andy Shaw brings you a dictionary of era-defining words.

21 Feb 2020

A handy guide to climate vandalism

Extinction Rebellion have much to teach us about digging for victory.

19 Feb 2020

The harsh truth about Caroline Flack’s death: we’re all to blame

It’s time we took a look at our merciless online culture.

18 Feb 2020