Culture

Football pundits flip flop on whether to wear BLM badges

Players and commentators are conflicted about the political direction of the BLM organisation.

2 Jul 2020

The best Independence Day films to watch on 4th July

From patriotic war flicks to out and out satire we bring you the very best of Americana for July 4th

1 Jul 2020

‘You’re fired!’: the best movies where characters get the chop

Firing has never been more popular – from Keir Starmer’s lightning bolt dismissal of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Shadow Cabinet…

30 Jun 2020

7 Christopher Nolan films to watch while you wait for Tenet

This August, if all is well, Christopher Nolan’s eleventh film, Tenet, will be released in cinemas around the world. The…

29 Jun 2020

The week in facts: who stopped Mike Tyson from hitting on Naomi Campbell?

And what weapon was used to assassinate US President James Garfield? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

27 Jun 2020

An old classic reborn: The 911 Porsche Targa 4S reviewed

This reincarnation of Porsche’s soft top model goes to town on its vintage vibe.

26 Jun 2020

A handy guide to fighting racism

Atone for your unconscious bias with these seven easy steps.

26 Jun 2020

8 Vietnam movies to rival Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

A spate of modern films about Vietnam are assessing the conflict from a different perspective.

25 Jun 2020

Does Meghan have her eye on the White House?

The Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t be the first to swap the silver screen for politics.

24 Jun 2020

In praise of rugby chants

Fans should be able to sing what they like from the stands.

23 Jun 2020

Six films inspired by true events

Truth is stranger than fiction, as the old adage has it.

23 Jun 2020

That’s Life with Leo Kearse

The award-winning Scottish comedian joins us for a sideways look at the news.

23 Jun 2020

Will Kristen Stewart sink or swim as Princess Diana?

Kristen Stewart might not have been the obvious choice for the role but she has more in common with the late Princess than many realise.

22 Jun 2020

Five times Beyoncé gets political in new song Black Parade

Queen Bey has laced her new lyrics with multiple political references – from protests to the pandemic.

20 Jun 2020

The week in facts: how did Batman get his name?

And what was Denis Thatcher’s first wife called? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.

20 Jun 2020

Word of the week: far-right

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

19 Jun 2020

7 political diarists to read

Conjure up the best of Westminster while parliament sits remotely.

18 Jun 2020

9 statues that are ripe for removal

From Christ the Redeemer to Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s time statue-toppling went global.

17 Jun 2020

Russell Brand’s brain fog over Edward Colston

The comedian speaks his mind on the events in Bristol and why he thinks Churchill is just as bad as Hitler.

17 Jun 2020

7 problematic films that are yet to be cancelled

Forget Fawlty Towers – it’s only a matter of time before these classics cause a Twitterstorm.

16 Jun 2020

The best comedy podcasts to brighten your day

From Katherine Ryan to Frank Skinner, give yourself something to smile about on the commute.

16 Jun 2020

The art of the deal: why more artists are getting trademarks

High-end artists are now dipping their toe in the commercial world in an effort to shore up their finances.

16 Jun 2020

Table Talk with Greta Bellamacina, plus a lamb vindaloo recipe

The actress and poet talks about her favourite Indian restaurant and what it was like on the Harry Potter set.

15 Jun 2020

Six films that explore racism in America

Take a look behind the headlines with the help of these films and documentaries.

15 Jun 2020

Weekly trivia: how did the ‘black power’ salute come about?

The gloved one-fisted gesture during the 1968 Olympics turned out differently to what was planned. Mark Mason brings you a fact for each day of lockdown.

13 Jun 2020

A handy guide to statue-toppling

When your grand-children ask you what you did during the Great #CulturalCleansing, you can proudly say that you pulled your weight.

12 Jun 2020