Culture

A handy guide to having fun

As the pandemic rolls on, how can we inject a bit of jollity into our lives?

2 Oct 2020

The art of the deal: 10 films about negotiations

The Brexit negotiations are gaining pace but how are deals struck in Hollywood?

29 Sep 2020

September 28th: Where did Napoleon come in his class?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

26 Sep 2020

Word of the week: Circuit Break

When the power is turned back on again, let’s hope there is someone who still remembers how to use it.

25 Sep 2020

Seven films with classic car chases

Why not relive the greatest peddle-to-the-metal action scenes.

24 Sep 2020

8 films featuring the Supreme Court

The sad death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brings to mind all the times the Supreme Court has been captured on the silver screen.

22 Sep 2020

London’s best jazz clubs

With gigs a no-go, why not opt for the capital’s darkened jazz stages?

21 Sep 2020

September 23rd: Why did Ray Charles insist on being paid in single dollar bills?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

19 Sep 2020

A handy guide to ‘the rule of six’

Confused by the new rule? Andy Shaw is here to help.

18 Sep 2020

Theatre is back! 8 (socially distanced) shows to see this autumn

Theatre and the live arts are slowly returning to the capital.

17 Sep 2020

Seven films with iconic antiheroes

Cinema loves to capitalize on our love for the rugged outsider.

17 Sep 2020

What to watch on Netflix this Autumn

Even with filming and production stalled, Netflix is set to deliver an impressive slate of new content this autumn. From…

16 Sep 2020

7 ‘Djokovic’ moments where sports stars lost their cool

Novak Djokovic this week became the first tennis player for 20 years to be defaulted from a Grand Slam tournament,…

15 Sep 2020

Five Vice Presidential candidates who caused a stir

From Sarah Palin to Spiro Agnew, controversial running mates have long been a feature of American elections.

15 Sep 2020

Terry O’Neill: ‘Hollywood is lonely’

A posthumous exhibition reveals O’Neill’s famous subjects as fragile, familiar friends.

14 Sep 2020

How ‘All or Nothing’ changed football

Clubs are now playing and hiring with one eye on the TV documentary.

14 Sep 2020

September 15th: How did journalists prepare for Muhammad Ali’s first fight?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

12 Sep 2020

A handy guide to staying safe

Unleash your inner Covid marshall. Escape an “exemplary arrest”.

11 Sep 2020

Six spy films to watch this weekend

What better way to switch off than with a spot of espionage?

11 Sep 2020

It’s time we gave the Kardashians some credit

Is our snobbery towards the self-starting Kardashians unwarranted?

10 Sep 2020

There’s no such thing as a ‘right-wing’ comedian

Audiences look to comics for laughs, not political insight.

9 Sep 2020

Titania McGrath: ‘I can’t forgive Florence Nightingale for her silence on non-binary rights’

The Queen of Woke Titania McGrath opens up about life as an impactful activist in 2020.

8 Sep 2020

What ‘Away’ gets right and wrong about life in space

Former NASA astronaut Gregory H. Johnson discusses the realities of space travel.

7 Sep 2020

September 11th: Which famous author is Moby related to?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life.

5 Sep 2020

Six sequels that outdo the original film

These films prove that a sequel can be more than a lazy cash-in.

4 Sep 2020

Word of the week: cultural appreciation

Was Adele appropriating or appreciating with her bantu knots?

4 Sep 2020