Spectator Life – Culture
The Kingsman films are perfect for those who miss the wit and eccentricity of old Bond movies. Meet the team behind the franchise
From Lethal Autonomous Weapons to tiny nano-drones, the warfare technology in development is thoroughly alarming. We cannot afford to sit back and watch
A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem
Jack and Michael Whitehall’s TV double act hinges on the chalk and cheese aspects of their personalities. Now they’re off travelling together
Professor Jordan Peterson is in deep trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age
The Conservatives used to have big ideas and shout a lot; now they’re frightened of looking silly. Here's how the party can win back its confidence
The readers of Spectator Life are cordially invited to taste Royal Salute’s new 30-year-old Scotch at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, at a series of exclusive events in June.
What makes the Devon town of Totnes such a magnet for mystics, activists and ‘cranks in edible footwear’?
The power play to decide who eventually succeeds Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will be complicated and ruthless. Who will win the battle for the party’s Iron Throne?
Everything we thought we knew about how personality is formed is wrong. Parental influence is far less important than we could have imagined
Fashionable private clubs are springing up in the heart of the City. It’s all to do with a change in the culture of finance.
Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy had the most elegant of creative friendships. In Hepburn, Givenchy found his muse and the personification of his style.
The new wave of dating apps that are modelling themselves on private members’ clubs
How much power does Ivanka Trump have in her father’s White House? And what will she do with it? Lizzie Crocker reports
As troops surround Iraq’s last Isis stronghold in Mosul, Gareth Browne meets victims of the savage fighting
Steven Rhodes on what it takes to get through a Mastermind semi-final
Cambridge classicist David Butterfield explains how he became a spellchecker for Latin tattoo enthusiasts
How a TV reality show about wedding dresses almost brought down the Marxist government of Angola. By Willard Foxton
Why is self-love for women so cool and feminist? For men it’s seen as sad and sleazy, points out Julie Burchill
Broken-hearted Emily Hill tries some R&R in Sri Lanka
Das Central, Solden, Austria Solden has much more to offer than just skiing. When the snow melts, you can hike…
Behind the old-fashioned suits and perfect manners, Jacob Rees-Mogg is a titan of high finance, says David Oldroyd-Bolt
After three failures, David Butterfield takes one more shot at Britain’s most fiendish challenge
One covers Park Lane, the other Skid Row. But who really has the more refined palate? We held a booze tasting contest to find out
After years keeping his radical politics off the air, TV journalist Paul Mason aims to turn Corbyn’s Labour into a Syriza-style mass movement. By Alex Wickham