Spectator Life – Culture

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

Princess bride: Naulila Diog being fitted for her wedding gown on Say Yes to the Dress

The frock that rocked a nation

25 March 2017 9:00 am

How a TV reality show about wedding dresses almost brought down the Marxist government of Angola. By Willard Foxton

The other sexual double-standard

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Why is self-love for women so cool and feminist? For men it’s seen as sad and sleazy, points out Julie Burchill

Bath time: wild ­elephants roam ­southern Sri Lanka

Paralysed in paradise — or how I didn’t see Sri Lanka

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Broken-hearted Emily Hill tries some R&R in Sri Lanka

Altitude and attitude

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Das Central, Solden, Austria Solden has much more to offer than just skiing. When the snow melts, you can hike…

The many many millions of Mogg

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Behind the old-fashioned suits and perfect manners, Jacob Rees-Mogg is a titan of high finance, says David Oldroyd-Bolt

42 peaks, 67 miles, all in 24 hours... can I conquer Britain’s gretest outdoor challenge?

3 November 2016 9:00 am

After three failures, David Butterfield takes one more shot at Britain’s most fiendish challenge

Illustration by Jason Ford

High Life v Low Life

3 November 2016 9:00 am

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

Greece is the word for Paul Mason and Labour

3 November 2016 9:00 am

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