Dan Hitchens

Tennis romance that doesn’t contain much tennis: Challengers reviewed

27 April 2024 9:00 am

It sounds straightforward enough: a tennis romance starring Zendaya, idol of the mid-teen demographic and last seen riding a sandworm…

Remembrance Day protests through the ages

12 November 2023 5:00 pm

It’s not the first time that protesters have intruded on Remembrance Day. But this time feels different. In the 20s,…

How the Georgians invented nightlife

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on the Georgian obsession with lavish light shows and nocturnal adventures

A great subject squandered: Golda reviewed

7 October 2023 9:00 am

Born in Tsarist Kyiv in 1898, Golda Meir grew up with what she called a ‘pogrom complex’. That perhaps explained…

Inside the fastest growing – and shrinking – churches in the UK

23 September 2023 9:00 am

While most congregations shrink, a few are growing fast

From Bayeux to Cartier-Bresson: how artists have brought the coronation crowds to life

6 May 2023 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on the art that has shaped our image of the coronation

The lost shepherds: can Justin Welby and Pope Francis keep their flocks?

8 April 2023 9:00 am

Can Justin Welby and Pope Francis keep their flocks?

From the sublime to the ridiculous: Godland reviewed

8 April 2023 9:00 am

Godland is a film to see on the big screen: not just for its awesome, immersive cinematography, but because it…

The ebb and flow of life on a houseboat

25 March 2023 9:00 am

The ebb and flow of life on a houseboat

Why has Oxford killed off a much-loved Catholic college?

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Why has Oxford killed off a much-loved Catholic college?

The political cunning of Elizabeth II: BBC1's The Longest Reign – The Queen and Her People reviewed

17 September 2022 9:00 am

In all the tributes to Her late Majesty’s constancy, dignity, wisdom and devotion to duty, not enough has been said…

The real question at the heart of Roe v. Wade

4 May 2022 1:40 am

There are two possible responses to the sound and fury currently emanating from Washington and from the American media after a…

The beauty of gasholders

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on the beauty of gasholders

Why Thomas Becket still divides opinion

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The verdict is still out on Thomas Becket, says Dan Hitchens, but there’s no doubting the brilliance of the art he inspired

What the Pope's visit means for Iraq

7 March 2021 7:01 pm

You could be forgiven for taking a cynical view of Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq this weekend. How could the…

Our love affair with the Anglo-Saxons

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Dan Hitchens on our love affair with the Anglo-Saxons

The fight to save G. K. Chesterton’s home from demolition

15 February 2020 9:00 am

It’s a quiet Wednesday afternoon in Britain’s most expensive market town, and there’s a sense of foreboding in the air.…

Is not believing in transgenderism incompatible with human dignity?

5 October 2019 1:54 am

Judges, like comedians, seem ever more convinced that their role in society is to broadcast their political opinions. As Jonathan…

Johnson & Johnson: How Samuel shaped Boris

27 July 2019 9:00 am

To understand Boris Johnson, you have to understand the figure who has inspired him, shaped his worldview and accompanied him…

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The whataboutery of the Alabama abortion ban

18 May 2019 2:19 am

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, signed into law on Wednesday by governor Kay Ivey, is a real moment of hope. The principle on…

Caption: Nike’s new campaign starring American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick strains to be poetic. Photo: Getty

When did advertising become so banal?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Walking down the street on my lunch break, I sometimes pass a delivery man wheeling a large handcart of Japanese…

When will the West take a stand on the persecution of Muslims?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Anti-Christian persecution, for so long a great untold story, has started to gain the world’s attention. But the suffering of…

Pilgrimage’s progress

16 July 2016 9:00 am

If Christian Britain is fading away, what will survive of it? One answer seems to be pilgrimage. In the past…