Spectator Life – Culture

My ordeal at the hands of the Twitchfork mob

2 December 2017 9:00 am

I make no excuses for my poor behaviour. But being put in the same category as Harvey Weinstein on social media has been hard to take

From left: Royal Ballet principals Yasmine Naghdi and Francesca Hayward, and first soloist Melissa Hamilton

Dancing queens: Meet Britain’s next great ballerinas

2 December 2017 9:00 am

For years, dance lovers have waited impatiently for the next great British ballerina – now three have come along at once. Emma Byrne meets the Royal Ballet’s soon-to-be superstars

Meet Emma Dent Coad, Kensington’s class warrior

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Emma Dent Coad’s first half-year in Parliament has been dramatic enough for a whole career

Triggered by Bregret? Your guide to the new word order

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Get out of your bubble and into your safe space, you hashtag activist. Andy Shaw mansplains the latest lexicon

How the Gibraltar Open is rocking the chessboard

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Chess is traditionally a mind gym for badly dressed men. The Gibraltar Open is changing all that, says William Cook

Paul Newman’s $17.8m Rolex is transforming the watch market

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Paul Newman’s $17.8m Rolex is driving the market upwards

How upmarket flats became Home Suite Home

2 December 2017 9:00 am

High-end flats used to have the odd gym or bar for residents. Now they offer everything you get at a five-star hotel

Tweed – meet the new weave

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Tweed has come off the grouse moor and on to the backs of the young and cool

Move over Bond – Kingman are the real spy masters

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The Kingsman films are perfect for those who miss the wit and eccentricity of old Bond movies. Meet the team behind the franchise

BAE Systems’s Taranis, an armed, unmanned combat aerial vehicle which can fly unseen by radar and fire on targets on land or in the air

We cannot afford to sit back and watch: robot wars are something to fear

23 September 2017 9:00 am

From Lethal Autonomous Weapons to tiny nano-drones, the warfare technology in development is thoroughly alarming. We cannot afford to sit back and watch

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

23 September 2017 9:00 am

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Unlike father, unlike son: the Whitehalls double act

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Jack and Michael Whitehall’s TV double act hinges on the chalk and cheese aspects of their personalities. Now they’re off travelling together

Jordan Peterson and the transgender wars

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Professor Jordan Peterson is in deep trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age

A handy guide to the Tories for the under-10s

23 September 2017 9:00 am

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

Royal Salute tasting: an invitation from the Duke of Argyll

17 June 2017 9:00 am

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.

A Narna for the New Age

17 June 2017 9:00 am

What makes the Devon town of Totnes such a magnet for mystics, activists and ‘cranks in edible footwear’?

Labour’s Game of Thrones

17 June 2017 9:00 am

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?

Take two babies…

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Everything we thought we knew about how personality is formed is wrong. Parental influence is far less important than we could have imagined

Cheeky’s nail bar at The Ned

Square Mile hipsters

17 June 2017 9:00 am

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.

His fair lady

17 June 2017 9:00 am

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.

Love at first swipe

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The new wave of dating apps that are modelling themselves on private members’ clubs

Is Ivanka Trump a restrainer, or an enabler?

25 March 2017 9:00 am

How much power does Ivanka Trump have in her father’s White House? And what will she do with it? Lizzie Crocker reports

Fighting Isis to the bitter, bloody end

25 March 2017 9:00 am

As troops surround Iraq’s last Isis stronghold in Mosul, Gareth Browne meets victims of the savage fighting

What it's like to be on Mastermind

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Steven Rhodes on what it takes to get through a Mastermind semi-final

Why I've written my last Latin tattoo

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Cambridge classicist David Butterfield explains how he became a spellchecker for Latin tattoo enthusiasts