Culture

Oscars 2019: nominations and predictions

From Netflix to #metoo: the politics of the Oscars race are far from straight-forward

21 Jan 2019

Recipe: Marmalade

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares a family marmalade recipe that is ripe for the Seville orange season

Wellness: it’s a way of life

Embrace booze, carbs and caffeine in 2019 to bring out the new you

17 Jan 2019

Rome Food Map: where and how to eat in the Italian capital

From lunches and pitstops to aperitivi and markets – how and where the Romans eat

17 Jan 2019

Casinos: my guilty pleasure

Fall for the vintage charm of London’s half-forgotten casino scene

16 Jan 2019

Forests and favelas: explore the heights of Rio de Janeiro

There’s more to Rio than beaches, the Christ statue and Sugar Loaf. This is a city that is best seen from its forests and favelas

15 Jan 2019

Britain’s little capitals of culture

Swap the city for one of the many small British towns with thriving art and food scenes – from Stroud to Berwick Upon Tweed

15 Jan 2019

Where to go for snow: six winter escapes

Snow much choice: from ice skating on a frozen Italian lake to skiing down the same slopes as 007 in Austria

14 Jan 2019

Snooker: the most skilful sport of them all

Why Ronnie O’Sullivan’s skill surpasses that of all other sportsmen

13 Jan 2019

The Cult of Decluttering

Our obsession with tidiness is both compelling and frightening

11 Jan 2019

The Best New Theatre Shows for Spring 2019

From a Pullitzer prize-winning playright to a theatre in a pub, Robert Jackman gives you the inside scoop on the latest plays

10 Jan 2019

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and the matriarchy

Gwen Smith on why finding a mentor like Midge’s Susie could be the best thing you do all year

10 Jan 2019

How to choose a piece of art for your home

From framing to feature walls, Deborah Allan shows you how to find art to suit all spaces – big and small

9 Jan 2019

The Best Talks and Debates on the Internet

From Jordan Peterson to Grayson Perry, we explore the internet’s most free-thinking talks and debates

8 Jan 2019

The Amalfi Coast: how to escape the crowds

Alice Hancock unearths the quiet spots on this beloved stretch of Italian coast

8 Jan 2019

20 New Words for the New Year

From Globo and Schmoo to Gaslighting, philologist Adam Jacot de Boinod shares his top 20 words for 2019

The Seasonal Cook: Blood orange, radicchio and ricotta salad

Our new Seasonal Cook Clementine Hain-Cole shares a winter salad that will set the taste buds zinging

The imitation game: how Instagram turned us into copycats

Social media brings out the age-old desire in us to copy others

4 Jan 2019

Six of the best political TV dramas

With Brexit: The Uncivil War released on Monday, here are six must-see political TV dramas

3 Jan 2019

Four fresh ways to keep fit

From Scandinavian plogging to newly fashionable boxing – the 2019 fads that will kick-start your fitness drive

3 Jan 2019

Seven of the best new crime novels for 2019

The Border by Don Winslow The final instalment of Don Winslow’s brutal trilogy about Mexican cartels and America’s war on…

1 Jan 2019

Put a positive twist on your new year’s resolutions

Swap negative resolutions for positive ones this January

1 Jan 2019

New ways to commute: electric skateboard

Zoom to work in the nick of time and hopefully arrive in one piece

31 Dec 2018

10 most read articles of 2018

We bring you the 10 most popular Spectator Life articles of 2018

31 Dec 2018

A Highland fling on the Belmond Royal Scotsman

A room with a view: watch the highland landscape roll by from the comfort of a wood-panelled cabin

27 Dec 2018

Nature notebook: what to look out for on your winter walks

Whether you are a city dweller or a country lover, Rachael Bell keeps you in touch with the season

26 Dec 2018