Features

Stand up for the real meaning of freedom

4 January 2014 9:00 am

We need conservatism now more than ever

The great recycling myth

4 January 2014 9:00 am

There is absolutely no need for us to separate our rubbish by hand

It's a stupid lie to say we're all bisexual

4 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s a stupid lie to say that we’re all attracted to both men and women

A cook's tour of China without the crispy caterpillars

4 January 2014 9:00 am

A cook’s tour without the crispy caterpillars, by Sybil Kapoor

High tea in Sri Lanka's Hill Country

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Alex Massie relaxes amid lush lawns and eccentricity

Havana - a party girl of a city

4 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the mojitos that make your head spin in Havana, writes Jonathan Ray

Islands fit for Ingmar Bergman

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Kate Eshelby is charmed by the remote Swedish islands where Ingmar Bergman made his home

The pleasures of the Dordogne

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Call me a trencherman or worse, but I tend to think of the Dordogne as a giant restaurant-cum-farm shop, set…

Unpacking in Bangkok

3 January 2014 3:00 pm

And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…

Unpacking in Bangkok

3 January 2014 3:00 pm

And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…

Garry Kasparov: How Putin's poker game makes fools of the West

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Putin is not the only dictator willing to exploit weak western leadership

David Cameron on tax, coalition, ‘green crap’ and Team Nigella

14 December 2013 9:00 am

He’d like to present you with single-party government and lower tax rates, among other things

Andrew Marr's notebook: Rescued by Jonathan Ross

14 December 2013 9:00 am

We live by simple stories. X has a stroke. X recovers; or doesn’t. But we live inside more complicated stories.…

Melvyn Bragg's notebook: I found hell on Regent Street

14 December 2013 9:00 am

John Lloyd, producer of Blackadder, Spitting Image, QI etc, has boldly picked up where he left off at Cambridge more…

Christmas Survey

Spectator survey: What would you tell your 14-year-old self?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

A Spectator Christmas survey

P.D. James: Who killed the golden age of crime?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

The pleasures of ‘Golden Age’ detective fiction – and why it can no longer be written

Friends, soulmates, rivals: the double life of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud

14 December 2013 9:00 am

As friends, artistic soulmates and rivals, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud were the Turner and Constable of the 20th century

Norman Tebbit: My recipe for a contented Christmas dinner

14 December 2013 9:00 am

A recipe for relaxed and contented festivities

Act now to save the Middle East's Christians

14 December 2013 9:00 am

The Middle East’s most persecuted people need our support

Sir Peregrine Worsthorne

'The pure pleasure of annoying people' - Peregrine Worsthorne at 90

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Peregrine Worsthorne, at 90, on age, Thatcher, the public schools and the pleasure of annoying people

Lily Cole's notebook: My digital dream

14 December 2013 9:00 am

I’m in London to work on impossible.com, the social network I have been developing for two years. Impossible is a…

Quentin Letts: Why hymns are the true voice of England

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In praise of hymn-singing

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out

Five years ago, I was pronounced dead in Afghanistan. This is what I’ve learned since

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Everything changed in a heartstopping moment in Afghanistan

Anthony Horowitz's notebook: Have our schools lost all faith in culture?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Master of the Queen’s Music, recently wrote about the almost total ignorance of young people…