Culture

The best Gangster shows to binge-watch this weekend

From mafia bosses to drug kings, James Delingpole brings you his top picks.

12 Mar 2020

The worst sports injuries to be caught on camera

These shudder inducing incidents show that professional sport is not for the faint hearted.

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

The best pandemic films to watch while you self isolate

Film makers love to capitalise on our paranoia about disease.

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?

7 theatre shows to see this spring

A Broadway classic crosses the Atlantic for its West End debut while award-winning playwright Lucy Prebble sees her play The Effect revived.

3 Mar 2020
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
Emma Stone in Maniac, Netflix

The best underrated shows on Netflix

We delve into the Netflix back catalogue to bring you seven hidden gems.

28 Feb 2020
The Winklevoss Twins are graduates of Oxford's Said business school (Getty)

How Oxbridge PhDs became the preserve of the super-rich

Attend a PhD mixer at an Oxbridge college and it’s like a United Nations for the 1 per cent

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

The unsavoury truth behind Oxbridge admission figures

Why disadvantaged Oxbridge applicants are still missing out

21 Feb 2020

A handy guide to climate vandalism

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

19 Feb 2020

The best Oscar-winning films to watch on Netflix

Choose from these six award-winning flicks that have stood the test of time.

19 Feb 2020

That’s Life with Julia Hartley-Brewer

The journalist and TalkRadio host joins us for a sideways look at the news agenda.

18 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

 Word of the week: net zero

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

14 Feb 2020
Kanye West (Getty)

7 celebrities Downing Street should hire

Dominic Cummings is on a recruitment drive and he could do far worse than Kanye West.

13 Feb 2020
Fauda, Netflix

The best foreign language films to watch on Netflix

Parasite’s Oscar win shows that now is a good time to embrace subtitles on Netflix

11 Feb 2020

12 thinkers’ video games to play in 2020

Forget the shoot me ups – here are 12 games to tax your brain.

11 Feb 2020

How the oscars podium turned into a pulpit

How did we arrive at a place where the primary purpose of an oscars speech is to convert people to a cause?

10 Feb 2020