Trump’s inauguration is a backdrop for bad losers

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

Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

Where to go for winter sun

A selection of sun-drenched destinations to suit all budgets

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

Whale watching: a perfect escape from the madness of American politics

Victoria, in Vancouver Island, is like nowhere else in the world

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

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

Keep self-pouring beer pumps out of our pubs

If bar staff are replaced with automatic beer pumps, it would be a tragedy for the Great British pub

Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

The smartest suit trends for 2017

Double-breasted jackets and denim will lead the sartorial way this year

Bafta Film Awards 2017: full list of nominations

La La Land leads the way with 11 nominations

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

A selection of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants coming to the capital this year

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

Only imbeciles use mobile phones in cinemas

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

Avoid a hangover with a half of mild

It’s high time mild ale made a comeback

The unheralded glory of Georgia’s gastronomy

Wendell Steavenson visits Mimino, a restaurant bringing Georgian delicacies to London

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

Toast the New Year with a Belgian beer

Embrace some beautiful beers from Belgium before Article 50 kicks in

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

Beers to boost your hygge in 2017

A selection of fine beers to settle down by the fireside with