Mayweather-McGregor: boxing’s billion-dollar con in the making

If this mega-fight does finally happen, Floyd Mayweather will cruise to victory

How designer cafés are cashing in on Instagram obsession

Everything at Ralph Lauren’s coffee shop is designed to look good on social media

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Donald Trump, take note: every gentleman’s wardrobe needs a decent dressing gown

If the president doesn’t own a ‘bathrobe’, it’s a worrying sign

Exhibition preview: David Hockney at Tate Britain

The six-decade spanning retrospective opens on February 9

Alastair Cook: five of his best moments as England captain

Cook has stepped down after a record 59 Test matches in the role

Save the Super Bowl from lefty rants

Lady Gaga is performing this year’s half-time show – an anti-Trump diatribe is surely on the way

It’s time Bob Dylan dropped the Frank Sinatra act

Dylan’s dalliance with the ‘great American songbook’ has gone on for long enough

We need to stop being obsessed with lifestyle trends (especially Danish ones)

Hygge sounded just fine when it was called ‘being cosy’ – society’s infatuation with buzzwords is out of control

Desert Island Discs at 75: six memorable political castaways

A selection of political highlights from the Desert Island Discs archive

Oscars 2017: full list of nominations

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 26

Exhibition preview: Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

The major retrospective, featuring more than 250 works by the Swiss artist, will open in May

Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

Protesters will make what should be a civilised occasion a bitter spectacle

Aidan Hartley takes aim with a Holland & Holland

Shopping for a gun? Aim high

On the shooting range, grouse moor or in the African bush, there’s nothing so much fun as a bespoke rifle or shotgun, says Aidan Hartley

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

Is it worth joining the scrum for Hamilton tickets?

The hip-hop musical finally opens in the West End in November

Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

Bafta Film Awards 2017: full list of nominations

La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations

Only imbeciles use mobile phones in cinemas

The rumoured ‘cinema mode’ for iPhones would be a backward step for humanity

The simple joy of cleaning

Many of our stresses can be soothed away by humdrum chores

Forget Dry January, take inspiration from Keith Richards in 2017

We should all resolve to live like the Rolling Stone this year

The Spectator’s mischievous history

Marcus Berkmann went behind the scenes at Old Queen Street to piece together The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Seven games that will drastically improve your life

From Monopoly Cards to Carcassonne, these games will save you from boring holidays and dull guests

Five most read articles of 2016

From left wing berks to rip off wine lists, here’s a run down of Spectator Life’s most popular pieces from the last 12 months