Sleep

How capitalism killed sleep

7 December 2019 9:00 am

What can you make a joke about these days? All the old butts of humour are off limits. No wonder…

The joys of early rising

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Laikipia I wake at 4 a.m. these days. At that time you might hear a lion or a braying zebra,…

How Seneca got to sleep

9 April 2016 9:00 am

As if we did not have enough to cause us sleepless nights, the Royal Society for Public Health has demanded…

The Kenyan night is like a busy shipping lane, but silent

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Night falls like a fire curtain at seven and I go to bed not long afterwards, serenaded by bullfrogs after…

Illegal workers do sometimes get caught (including at the Home Office)

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Caught working The government announced a crackdown on illegal workers. How many illegal workers are caught in Britain? — From…

Dear Mary: What to do when a dinner guest won’t turn and chat

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Q. I felt uncomfortable during a dinner for 20 in a private house. The young man on my left had…

Take it from Taki: this could be the start of something really big

16 May 2015 9:00 am

OK. Magnanimity in victory is a sine qua non among civilised men and women, so let me not be the…

You can buy happiness. Here’s how…

12 April 2014 9:00 am

If you are reading this article online, perhaps you could go to the comments section and let us know what…

The Spectator's Notes: If Putin can have a referendum, so can Boris

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Everyone can see that the West has no idea what to do about Russian power in the Ukraine. Britain, in…

America's war on sleep

25 January 2014 9:00 am

The relentless rise of ‘you snooze, you lose’