Spectator Life – Culture

From left: A Bovet watch with its luminous mother-of-pearl hand-painted dial; one of the designs by Shepard Fairey, the American graphic artist, for Hublot

Timely art

16 June 2018 9:00 am

A watch can be a blank canvas, finds Simon de Burton

The art that got away

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Many masterpieces have been stolen or destroyed over the centuries, but it’s the ones that vanish which hold a special fascination. William Cook reports

Churchill reluctantly accepts Graham Sutherland’s portrait in Westminster Hall in November 1954

Bonfire of the vanity

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Churchill reluctantly accepts Graham Sutherland’s portrait in Westminster Hall in November 1954

Unsung anti-hero

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Eddie Marsan is one of our most in-demand character actors. So why does he always play the villian, asks Lloyd Evans

Estate of nature

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Returning thousands of misused hectares in the Highlands to glorious woodland and pasture is a fascinating process. By Lisbet Rausing

‘Harth’, by Amba Sayal-Bennett, courtesy of Carbon 12

The new exhibitionists

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Some of art’s biggest names on the rising stars to look out for in 2018

Into the Trinny-First Century

28 April 2018 9:00 am

The former makeover queen has reinvented herself as a social media star. Lara Prendergast meets her

Meet the brand-new me

28 April 2018 9:00 am

What’s the best course of action after being publicly humiliated? Well, you could try reinvention, says Toby Young

Better to start your own modern family than wait for ‘The One’

28 April 2018 9:00 am

It’s better to be unorthodox than wait in vain for ‘The One’, says Emily Hill

Sexually attracted to a woman? Politely ask her to put a bag on her head

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Follow these simple rules and you too can be a ‘FeMan’, says Andy Shaw

Ben Shapiro

Inside the intellectual dark web

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to the internet, millions now have access to views mainstream media considers ‘forbidden’. Douglas Murray examines the freethinkers leading the charge

Reagan, Trump... Oprah? Why Democrats are pinning their White House hopes on a celebrity-in-chief

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Reagan, Trump... Oprah? Democrats want to take back the White House – and they’re wheeling out the big guns. Damian Reilly examines the star-spangled race to the presidency

The very thing keeping tourists safe in Jamaica? Crime

24 February 2018 9:00 am

A new wave of gun crime is hitting Jamaica. But if you’re visiting as a tourist you have nothing to fear

10 easy steps to becoming a New Progressive

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Put prejudice and selfishness behind you by learning to think like a ‘woke’ millennial

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