Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

Israel’s now the land of ‘Trumpportunity’ — but who for?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

On the Israeli side of the Syrian border, near al-Quneitra, you can watch the war. From my vantage point on…

Needle time

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Don’t dress up sewing and cooking as fancy new subjects... just teach them as basic life skills, says Lara Prendergast

Personalised marshmallows, shoes and pork pies? The cult of personalisation has gone too far

18 February 2017 9:00 am

We don’t need to put our names on everything we buy

Making a grand entrance: the atrium of the Villa Spalletti Trivelli

I’ve got Rome on repeat

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast tries the Eternal City two ways

Melania as Wonder Woman

Should we pity Melania Trump?

12 November 2016 9:00 am

How on earth will Melania cope with what lies ahead?

Pumpkins and Trumpkins: autumn in California

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The mood in California was apologetic. Most people we met seemed embarrassed that their country’s dirty laundry was being aired…

The Pill has been linked to depression. Why isn’t this more of a scandal?

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A new study shows that women taking hormonal contraceptives have a greater risk of depression. Why isn’t this more of a scandal?

Banned from China, invited to Westminster: Canada’s crusading beauty queen

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada 2015, is using her fame to highlight the troubling organ trade in China

The memory gap: how technology took over the mind

13 August 2016 9:00 am

What happens when we outsource part of our brains to the internet?

Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast tries the new apps that could make restaurants obsolete

Is my plant Pinterest-ready?

It started with a cardboard box: discovering the joys of indoor gardening

30 April 2016 9:00 am

A year or so ago, I inherited a cardboard box filled with plants. It was an offshoot from an enormous…

Beware the baby-snatchers: how social services can ruin your family

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Why many mothers with post-natal depression now dread a visit from social services

How Norland nannies became the ultimate status symbol

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Edwardian childcare has been updated, and the oligarchs can’t get enough

How the pixel became a key feature of drone warfare

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I hadn’t really thought much about pixels before, despite spending a large portion of my day looking at them. After…

The young entrepreneurs making the best of Spain’s crisis

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast finds delicacies amid the dilapidation in Andalucía

Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

British people buy £43 million worth of human hair a year. So who’s selling?

‘Propeller (Air Pavilion)’, 1937

Better than Robert? Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

In 1978, shortly before she died, the artist Sonia Delaunay was asked in an interview whether she considered herself a…

Tribal uniforms explained

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Why they wear it, by Lara Prendergast

An earthquake with a Baroque legacy in Sicily

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Syracuse is a handsome place, steeped in a rich historical broth. At the tip sits Ortygia, an island offshoot, which…

Johannesburg: a city trying hard to revamp its image

Low life’s Limpopo legend

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Not everything is forgotten in the new Johannesburg, finds Lara Prendergast

‘Chair’, 1969, by Allen Jones, which had acid thrown on it in 1986

Does Allen Jones deserve a retrospective at the Royal Academy?

29 November 2014 9:00 am

It has been a vintage season for mannequins. At the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, an exhibition called Silent Partners looks…

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’, 1844, by J.M.W. Turner

Tate Britain’s Turner show reveals an old master - though the Spectator didn’t think so at the time

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Juvenilia is the work produced during an artist’s youth. It would seem logical to think, therefore, that an artist’s output…

History of art needn't be a subject just for posh public-school girls

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast says it’s a shame that the study of history of art fails to flourish in state schools

The new journalism: Vice leaves the rest of the West’s media standing

Scoops, snark and jihad – this is Vice News's war

16 August 2014 9:00 am

War can reshape the medium of television. The First Gulf War was a landmark moment in broadcasting: CNN had reporters…