Features

Grape preparation: the preferred method in north London

New world wine: Duty paid

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

When the editor of this special suggested I might try some wine for him (did he need to ask twice?…

How it used to be done: practice for the 1955 Soho Waiters’ Race, from Soho Square to Greek Street

Restaurants: Pouring reign

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

It is blossom time in Tokyo. An unruly pack of journalists, photographers and TV crews prowls the corridors of the…

Beyond Gin Lane

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

In 1751, William Hogarth was asked to create two prints: one depicting the evils of gin, the other the virtues…

Welcome to the era of ISIS - and pop-up terror

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Jihadi groups like ISIS rarely manage to hold their ground – but that doesn’t mean they’re going away

Since when has Steve Coogan stood against censorship?

21 June 2014 9:00 am

Why is Index on Censorship cosying up to the tribune of Hacked Off?

Cad of the year 2014: The nominations are in…

21 June 2014 9:00 am

A selection of nominations from Spectator writers and others

Eva Remembers Her Two Brothers Called James

21 June 2014 8:00 am

When she thinks (if she does) of the first James it is of a six-year-old who died when she was…

Danny Alexander on Scottish independence, income tax, Nick Clegg and George Osborne

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Danny Alexander, the coalition’s senior Scot, on cricket,on his battle for Britain and his colleague George Osborne

The only trouble with Tel Aviv – flying there doesn’t feel scary any more

21 June 2014 8:00 am

‘There’s a dark cloud rising from the desert floor/ I packed my bags and I’m heading straight into the storm/…

Churchgoing is good for you (even if you don’t believe in God)

21 June 2014 8:00 am

And that’s true whether or not you believe in God

A Pearl by any other name: the Rosewood hotel

From prisons to offices to police stations – London's turning everything into hotels

21 June 2014 8:00 am

The test of a truly great city is reinvention. Does it have the courage to change? London holds a PhD…

Eva Remembers Her Two Brothers Called James

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

When she thinks (if she does) of the first James it is of a six-year-old who died when she was…

Eva Remembers Her Two Brothers Called James

19 June 2014 1:00 pm

When she thinks (if she does) of the first James it is of a six-year-old who died when she was…

Save our children from the Islamists

14 June 2014 8:00 am

When will we stop the Islamists trying to control the minds of a generation of pupils?

Memory

14 June 2014 8:00 am

While in the mirror I’m an aging face More or less the same day after day,   In the mind’s darker…

Who runs our mosques?

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Not the moderates we would hope for

Why I'm proud to have an England flag on my Audi

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Let’s drop the cynicism and support Roy Hodgson’s England team

The starchy, conservative lawyer who freed every slave in England

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Slavery was ended in England not through blood and glory, but by the common law

Kindles will kill off the bookish loner (thank God)

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Kindle highlights turn the lonely pleasures of reading into a communal event

How the NHS fails new mothers on breast-feeding

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Why isn’t there a proper service to show new nursing mothers how to feed their babies?

More than just a pretty place: Salzburg

Salzburg – more than just a ridiculously pretty place

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Salzburg is so ridiculously pretty, it’s sometimes hard to take it seriously. Standing on the ramparts of its knights-in-armour castle,…

Memory

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

While in the mirror I’m an aging face More or less the same day after day,   In the mind’s darker…

Memory

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

While in the mirror I’m an aging face More or less the same day after day,   In the mind’s darker…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…