Culture

The portrait that Churchill couldn’t face

When Graham Sutherland’s painting was unveiled in 1954, it was dismissed as ‘filthy’ by its illustrious subject

13 Jun 2018

Eddie Marsan: The unsung anti-hero

Why does one of our most in-demand actors always play the villain? Lloyd Evans asks him

13 Jun 2018
‘Harth’, by Amba Sayal-Bennett, courtesy of Carbon 12

The new exhibitionists

Some of art’s biggest names on the rising stars to look out for in 2018

13 Jun 2018

An English gent is getting greyhound racing back on track

With dog tracks closing across the country, Lord Hesketh is on a mission to revive the sport

11 Jun 2018

A trivial history of the World Cup

From the physio who had to be stretchered off to Gary Lineker’s unfortunate accident

5 Jun 2018

Five films to see at Sheffield Doc/Fest

What to watch at this year’s edition of the long-running documentary festival

4 Jun 2018

Why you are never too old for online dating

Dating tips for the over-50s courtesy of expert Kate Taylor

23 May 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: in pictures

Highlights from this year’s celebration of beautiful blooms and innovative gardens

22 May 2018

Jeune Femme review: A young woman to be reckoned with

Laetitia Dosch excels in this superb Paris-set character study

21 May 2018

Don’t worry Meghan, it doesn’t matter who walks you down the aisle

My father skipped my wedding – and it wasn’t the end of the world

15 May 2018

Music review: The Belcea Quartet at Menuhin Hall

Mozart, Janáček and Mendelssohn performed to perfection

14 May 2018

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan should be wary of a transatlantic culture clash

From the best man’s speech to sentimental sing-alongs, somethings might get lost in translation on the big day

10 May 2018

London Craft Week 2018: The best of British design

Highlights from this year’s celebration of homegrown craftsmanship

9 May 2018

Five literary ballets to book ahead for

From a graceful Jane Eyre to dancing musketeers

3 May 2018

In pictures: Spectator Life’s sixth birthday party

Prue Leith, Mary Killen and Piers Morgan were among the guests at The Hari hotel

26 Apr 2018

After public humiliation, I’m fighting back

Toby Young on why he has no plans to reinvent himself following his trial by Twitter

25 Apr 2018

Better to start your own modern family than wait for ‘The One’

More and more people are becoming parents outside the traditional boy-meets-girl romance

25 Apr 2018

7 easy steps to becoming a male feminist

In the age of #MeToo its vital that men become part of the sisterhood

25 Apr 2018

20 million awful people can’t be wrong about Roseanne

Hollywood may loathe and fear the kind of Americans that the rebooted sitcom depicts, but it still wants them in front of a screen

25 Apr 2018

Why single people are the best keepers of secrets

I’m a great confidante. Most single people are

25 Apr 2018

Wine deserves its place at the heart of civilisation

Philosopher Roger Scruton on what he owes to wine

25 Apr 2018

A curious history of royal weddings

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day approaches, Mark Mason uncovers the unusual stories behind British royal nuptials

25 Apr 2018

Gallery: Frida Kahlo at the V&A

Making Herself Up is putting Kahlo’s personal possessions and clothing on display outside Mexico for the first time

19 Apr 2018

MasterChef is way past its sell-by date

Cooking doesn’t get duller than this

12 Apr 2018

Olivier Awards 2018: full list of winners

Hamilton won seven awards at the Royal Albert Hall ceremony

9 Apr 2018

120 Beats per Minute review: A forceful portrait of protest

Firebrand politics and personal tragedy combine in a fine film set amid Aids activism in the 1980s

6 Apr 2018