Magazines

Can the school magazine survive the social media age?

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Is there a place for the traditional school magazine in the social media age, asks Katherine Witbourn?

‘Les Modes se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas’, 1926, cover design for Harper’s Bazaar

The time is right for an Erté revival – a new hero for our gender-anxious times

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Erté was destined for the imperial navy. Failing that, the army. His father and uncle had been navy men. There…

One good thing about bank closures: they could give the Co-op a new job

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many thanks to the stampede of readers who sent news of bank branch closures. There’s certainly a national pattern, and…

Remembering Alexander Chancellor: the man who saved The Spectator

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Remembering Alexander Chancellor, the man who revitalised The Spectator

Doing it for themselves: the first issue of the first punk fanzine ‘Sniffin’ Glue’

Nothing sacrilegious about this British Library Punk show, says Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols

28 May 2016 9:00 am

There have been many punk exhibitions over the years so I can’t help but chuckle at the ‘experts’ who are…

Too grand for the Queen Mother: my strange life at Country Life

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The remarkable life and times of Country Life

Spectator letters: Silence in Scotland, the man who predicted the election result, and what to do with hair clippings

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Scotland’s silent majority Sir: Hugo Rifkind’s article (‘Scotland’s nasty party’, 9 May) is a first for the media. It expresses…

Nicky Haslam’s diary: Marie-Anna Berta Felicie Johanna Ghislaine Theodora Huberta Georgina Helene Genoveva and other big names

10 January 2015 9:00 am

I was once bundled into a police car in Palm Springs to explain why I didn’t have snow-tyres on my…

The perils of being a posh boy on the telly

6 December 2014 9:00 am

There’s nothing like getting your face on the telly to turn you into a narcissist overnight

David Frum’s diary: When Hamas shoots at Israel, they’re shooting at my kid

9 August 2014 9:00 am

 Wellington, Ontario A British visitor to this village might be disoriented by the flags. They look almost exactly like the…

George Osborne’s cynical grab for northern votes (and why I’m for it)

28 June 2014 9:00 am

When John Prescott used to wax garrulous about a ‘superhighway’ from Hull to Liverpool, everyone assumed it was a wheeze…

'Diana Vreeland', by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart - review

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Over 80 and almost blind, Diana Vreeland was wheeled around a forthcoming costume exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, issuing instructions…

Memo for Prince Alwaweed bin Talal – here’s how you handle Forbes

9 March 2013 9:00 am

I feel a twinge of pity for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — and it’s not often you can say that…

Living the music

7 April 2012 11:00 am

I used to read NME when I was young. Of course I did. I was obsessed by pop music in…

Funny old world

17 December 2011 9:00 pm

The most remarkable thing about this book is that it should have been published at all. No one could have…