Snooker: the most skilful sport of them all

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

Recipe: Potatoes Boulangères

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares an elegant side dish to go with any roast

The Cult of Decluttering

Our obsession with tidiness is both compelling and frightening

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

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

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

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

The Amalfi Coast: how to escape the crowds

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

New York Food Map: where to eat in the Big Apple

Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his top tips for under-the-radar eateries in NYC

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

Recipe: Gingernut Biscuits

A delicious winter pick-me-up and perfect partner for a cup of tea

The imitation game: how Instagram turned us into copycats

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

Six of the best political TV dramas

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

Four fresh ways to keep fit

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

Off the beaten track: Uzbekistan

Follow the silk road through Uzbekistan’s undiscovered bazaars, hypnotic mosaics and artisan ceramics

Bed linen: how to ensure a good night’s sleep

Lara Prendergast on why we should all be perfectionists when it comes to beds

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…

Put a positive twist on your new year’s resolutions

Swap negative resolutions for positive ones this January

New ways to commute: electric skateboard

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

10 most read articles of 2018

We bring you the 10 most popular Spectator Life articles of 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

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

The best wines from South Africa

The much maligned South African Pinotage grape is due a renaissance

Christmas dinners around the globe

Turkey is the mainstay of the British Christmas but what do people eat elsewhere in the world?