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The Riot Club and the truth about Oxford

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Olivia Cole

Editor’s letter

20 September 2014

While it may be time, for now, to put away the sun block and bikinis, there’s plenty of vicarious travelling to do in the autumn issue of Spectator Life, with… Read more


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Is London’s property bubble about to burst?

20 September 2014

Will London’s housing bubble ever pop?


Lovely Squares

20 September 2014

Garden squares are the treasure of Britain

Madeline Weinrib’s New York loft

Emily Tobin’s guide to maximalist interiors

20 September 2014

The shapes of things to come


A scene from Emma illustrated by Pickering. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Alexander McCall Smith’s love for Jane Austen

20 September 2014

I jumped at the chance to reimagine Emma

Max Irons as the likeable Miles

Cameron contemporary James Delingpole reviews the Bullingdon Club film

20 September 2014

The Riot Club and the truth about Oxford

Gohar Dashti, ‘Today’s Life And War #5’, 2008

Turkish delight: why Istanbul is on the contemporary art map

20 September 2014

Istanbul, straddling Europe and Asia, is touted as a new hub of the international art world

Kylie Minogue on stage in Sydney. Image: Getty

Don’t reach for the stars

20 September 2014

Meeting your heroes is a bad idea



The Samba surge: Brazilians in London are more fun than Russians

20 September 2014

London’s latest wave of high-rolling immigrants


Charity balls - just how charitable is the Global Party?

20 September 2014

The Global Party holds its fund-raising events all over the world. But who do they benefit?


A love affair with Leica

20 September 2014

The most enviable of cameras is a hundred years old – but can its digital version capture the same charm?


How Vice turned smug

20 September 2014

I loved it as a scabrous youth rag. Now it wants to be a beacon of serious news


One of the five Jaguar C-X75s ever built.

Green wheels: the new eco cars

20 September 2014

The sparkiest new ecoluxe supercars

The Wish List

20 September 2014

Photography by Arthur Woodcroft. Set design by Kerry Hughes


Globe Trotting from igloos to islands

20 September 2014

Our latest travel favourites

St Barts airstrip

Low life does the high life: Jeremy Clarke takes St Barts

20 September 2014

Perfect beaches and meditations on death in the French and British West Indies



Harry Cole

Why next year's election will be the dirtiest ever

20 September 2014

Ditch the political fainthearts – we need more rough and tumble in our national debate, not less


James Mumford

The great divide: James Mumford on men-only parties

20 September 2014

Charlottesville, Virginia – where the men are men, and the women are… absent.

One to watch


One to Watch -- Charles Dance introduces Jack Huston

20 September 2014

We don’t have a problem