Angus Colwell

‘OpenAI is likely to fail now’: writer and scientist Gary Marcus on the sacking of Sam Altman

22 November 2023 5:00 pm

This morning, OpenAI – the firm behind ChatGPT – rehired its chief executive, Sam Altman, after it fired him on…

In defence of Rickshaws

18 November 2023 9:00 am

Inside the Armistice Day protests

12 November 2023 6:00 am

The Metropolitan Police today staged their largest-ever operation with two marches – the pro-Palestinian march and a smaller counter-protest –…

Kamala Harris doesn’t get AI

2 November 2023 9:00 pm

At least Kamala Harris managed to avoid the dreaded phrase that we should ‘harness AI’s ‘potential’. But that was just…

Both sides deny being behind Gaza hospital strike

18 October 2023 9:15 am

Who is responsible for the bombing of a hospital in Gaza? This evening as many as 500 people are thought…

Netanyahu: ‘What we will do to our enemies will echo for generations’

10 October 2023 8:03 am

Just a week ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was urging Israelis to take a break. He said citizens should ‘go for a…

Enigma variations

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Martin Amis 1949-2023: How The Spectator covered his life

21 May 2023 8:00 pm

Martin Amis died in Florida on Friday, of oesophageal cancer at the age of 73. Some of The Spectator’s best…

Why are the Nat Cons so serious?

17 May 2023 4:27 am

The problem with socialism, the saying goes, is that it takes up too many evenings. Well, the National Conservatism conference,…

What the V&A Dundee exhibition doesn’t tell you about tartan

22 April 2023 9:00 am

Angus Colwell is not convinced that the V&A Dundee’s exhibition Tartan is what the city needs

20 years on: How The Spectator covered the Iraq war

20 March 2023 5:30 pm

This morning, two decades ago, ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ began. A bombing campaign of ‘shock and awe’ was launched, with George…

Xi’s nuclear warnings are a coup for Scholz

5 November 2022 4:09 am

Checks and balances on Vladimir Putin don’t come from inside Russia. The people around him supported forced mobilisation, pushed his…

Putin at 70: How The Spectator has covered his life

7 October 2022 8:00 pm

Vladimir Putin turns 70 today. Since he became Prime Minister of Russia in 1999, some of The Spectator’s greatest contributors…

Welcome to the weird world of the New Right: Subversive podcast reviewed

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Subversive is a podcast that documents the world of the ‘New Right’, a strange development in conservatism. Host Alex Kaschuta,…

What's behind Putin's no-show?

21 September 2022 5:43 am

Has Vladimir Putin carried out a cynical stunt, or ducked out of a seismic decision? That’s the debate among Kremlinologists…

Why would the Saudis bail out Biden?

10 March 2022 4:47 am

Is Saudi Arabia shunning Washington? Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly been refusing to phone Joe Biden, who wants the kingdom to…

Glorious and bracing interrogation of the world's smartest people: Conversations with Tyler reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Tyler Cowen is a man who leaves you at once in awe and perturbed. He is the Holbert L. Harris…

Omicron: cause for hope?

7 December 2021 1:31 am

It will be weeks before we know just how worried we should be about Omicron — but the first indications seem…

TikTok's fake news problem

28 March 2021 6:00 pm

Something troubling is happening on TikTok. The video sharing app is sometimes dismissed as a place where young people go…