Read spiked editor Mick Hume's columns from The Times (London) this week.
Whatever you think of the tabloid editor who bugged Princes Charles and William, the fact is reporters must sometimes break the law.
Ba'athist motivational techniques might be a bit much, but we need some way of giving English sport a boot up the backside.
A report saying our buying habits are increasingly driven by ethical concerns made some fairly unethical contortions to reach that conclusion.
The secrets scribbled on postcards and exhibited in a London gallery don't provide an 'emotional x-ray'. In fact, they're shallow and samey.
Peter Morgan's dramatisation of David Frost's interview with the disgraced US president gives a very human take on a little slice of history.
Children need both freedom and guidance to excel at sports - and they're in danger of being denied both in today's risk-averse climate.
Those calling for an extension of the Dangerous Dogs Act - 'the worst piece of legislation ever written' - seem most frightened of 'dangerous owners'.
It's hard to know which is more pathetic: the standard of art at Banksy's Christmas-bashing shop in Oxford Street, or the losers paying a fortune for it.
A new anti-movement movement is trying to put the brakes on cars and planes. Do they want to propel us back to medieval times?
The arthouse film titillating a certain class of cinemagoer claims to be about the mind and the heart. In fact, it's just porn with a moral message.
Alarming-sounding reports on homicides by mental patients are being used by the UK government to justify draconian new laws.
What could be even more pathetic than Blair’s case for renewing Britain’s nuclear deterrent? How about his opponents’ arguments.
A new collection of essays puts the case for a fresh scientific enlightenment to counter the rise of superstition.
From Bavaria to South Africa, rampaging animals are bringing towns to a standstill. Why don't we just shoot them?
Ask Ethan: Our columnist offers more advice on how to live the green and ethical life.
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London) this week.
England's performance in the Ashes was the daddy of all batting collapses.
The first round of nominations in spiked's hunt for the King of the Killjoys.
In a year of British sporting failure, the main theme of Sports Personality of the Year 2006 was bereavement.
The Queen's accent is getting less and less posh, claim Australian scientists. Why is everyone, even ER, slumming it?
After 7/7 we were warned of a possible pogrom against Muslims. If anything, prosecutions for anti-Muslim acts actually fell.
Deprived of the funds needed to develop their economies by the corruption-obsessed West, African countries are turning to China.
Underlying the frequently expressed concerns about personal debt is a distaste for popular consumption.
Parents are quite capable of feeding their children - despite what the government's School Food Trust would have us believe.
He's dead and buried, along with his era. Time to get over it and move on.
The inspiring content of an exhibition of twentieth-century photography is undermined by the curators' emphasis on the particular and the subjective.
Ask Ethan: Our columnist offers advice on how to negotiate the dangers of the 'festive' season.
Forget 'Peace on Earth' - Christmas has become a battleground in the culture war over the status of religion.
Read Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
The desperate attempt to find examples of British sporting excellence means we're redefining what 'sport' means.
In the second round of nominations, spiked approaches the great and the good in the ongoing quest to expose the King of the Killjoys 2006.
From police and reporters to criminologists and psychologists - everybody seems to want a walk-on part in the 'Suffolk Ripper' show.
Michael Palin's diaries and the digitally remastered Monty Python albums show that these comedy greats are not quite dead parrots.
An agnostic ex-vicar says Richard Dawkins could learn a thing or two from a humbler 'Darwinian bulldog' of the 1860s.
'Catholic atheist' Michael Fitzpatrick finds himself repelled by Richard Dawkins' crass and prejudiced polemic against religion.
Quake ye cantankerous gits: it's the third and final round of nominations in spiked’s hunt for the Miserabilist of the Year.
It's that time of year again, when our leaders use the Middle East as a platform for moral posturing.
When we interviewed Alexander Litvinenko, we had no idea we would end up being branded as Kremlin agents.
The obsession with expanding waistlines is narrowing horizons for children - and replacing adult guidance with health tips.
Meet the winner of the inaugural Miserabilist of the Year Award: the prudish and prudent Presbyterian killjoy heading for Downing Street.
Ask Ethan: Our columnist offers tips for having resource-neutral fun during the silliest of seasons.
Giving donkeys, goats, therapy or campaigning packs to developing countries only helps to reinforce Third World poverty.
Bad-tempered derby matches on 26 December are one of football's finest traditions - and the perfect antidote to the soporific message of Christmas.
From celebrity colonialism and Muslim-mania to flying backwards and resurrecting dead gods: some trends of 2006.
A taste of what the cinemas were serving up this Christmas.
Eve Herold on why we should take sides in the Stem Cell Wars, and cheer those scientists pushing the boundaries.
The latest batch of tales from New Jersey's mafia lowlife shows this series has its finger right on the pulse of US society.
There's something creepy in the latest literary genre that celebrates stressful, even bad, motherhood as an identity.
...and not the vacuous, censorious kind promoted in Xmas messages by the Queen and Channel 4.