Your grandchildren will one day ask you: where were you when Chelsea’s Eden Hazard kicked Charlie Morgan?
A film about a super-rich couple who madly plan to build an American Versailles is a raucous exercise in schadenfreude.
So, do you prefer the ‘absolute shit’ Wagner or the therapeutic Verdi? Your answer is likely to be very revealing.
Tarantino stands accused of blaxploitation, but does his movie tell a greater truth than Spielberg’s?
A new book casts a sceptical eye at today’s poverty claims, and offers some thoughts on how people might be made wealthier.
Schools have taken to sacking staff for quite minor errors of judgement. That's bad news for education.
Never mind the relativistic idea that all art has value - here's how to distinguish the great from the good.
It is fitting that Tony Blair should cheer Cameron's meddling in Africa, considering it's driven by shallow, reckless, Blair-style posturing.
It’s time to lift the wig on all the libertarian posturing: judge-sanctioned free speech is not free at all.
Bad jokes aside, the scandal about horse meat in burgers should not be used to smear the entire food industry.
As the debate in the UK Conservative Party shows, backing gay marriage is now an entirely self-serving, hide-saving pose.
Even scientists at the forefront of climate-change alarmism accept the world isn’t warming as quickly as once thought.
New UK safeguarding legislation is set to make it easier still for the authorities to enter people’s homes.
In these voyeuristic times, it seems that even the painful breakdown of a family can become an excruciatingly public affair.
The wild claims being made about Israel's birth-control policies show that facts never get in the way of Israel-bashing.
A new EU gender quota system for big business is less about raising up women than assaulting ambition.
The Tories’ ‘alternative’ to statutory press regulation is to get the monarch and Privy Council policing freedom of expression once again.
Ignore the luvvies who say she supports torture - Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is cleverly ambiguous about the 'war on terror'.
Ashley Cole is accused of being a greedy, Cheryl-cheating swine. But, to his credit, he has never courted popularity.
The novelty of this video-rental service making its own shows is undermined by the fact that it has opted to do a remake.
On the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, the cool cynicism and snobbery of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar has gone mainstream.
Feminist campaigners against Page 3 are driven by the same misanthropy as every other censor in history.
So-called urban foxes are not the frightening menace they’re made out to be – but neither are they fantastic
Radicals who protest against the censorship of anti-Israel academics cheer with hypocritical glee when Israeli academics are banned.
Yes, cross-examination can be tough and stressful for witnesses in trials - but it must not be watered down.
The workplace policy-bile pumped out of by the EU is at odds with how the EU top brass run their own ship.
The praise heaped on Benedict XVI for effectively destroying the idea of papal infallibility speaks to the flighty, narcissistic nature of our times.
The raising of economic productivity through automation will free humans to do more interesting things instead.
Following Cait Reilly’s legal triumph, it seems some believe the young should be protected from work.
The idea that the Tories’ proposals for press regulation are ‘too soft’ turns truth on its head.
Cheerleaders of compensation schemes fail to appreciate how much they dent individuals’ sense of self and independence.
No one has died, or been harmed, and the risks of harm are very low. So why freak out about horsemeat?
The aim of that million-strong demo 10 years ago was not to stop the invasion of Iraq but merely to advertise decent people’s distaste for it.
Wreck-It Ralph is so busy providing nostalgia for greying gamers, it forgets to enthrall children.
Nazis! Mean posh people! Nice parties! Bad dialogue! It must be the BBC’s favourite Serious Playwright.
Neil Young is considered the archetypal hippy, but his new autobiography reveals him to be an off-message car-loving fan of capitalism.
It’s not obesity that requires urgent action, but the rising tide of miserable public-health busybodies.
No one in rape trials – neither the accuser nor the accused – should be granted anonymity rights.
ESSAY: In the first part of a two-part essay, Phil Mullan picks apart the hype of America's much-touted manufacturing recovery.
A former nurse says that the mistreatment of patients at Mid-Staffs is a symptom of a bigger crisis of compassion.
Fifty years on from Betty Friedan’s seminal The Feminine Mystique, family life could do with more supporters.
ESSAY: In the second part of his essay on the US economy, Phil Mullan says economic recovery will require more than a fracking bonanza.
As Western horsemeat-haters lambast modern food production, in Asia it looks set to improve millions of lives.
Joan Wolf, author of Is Breast Best?, answers your questions on formula, fearmongering and free speech.
Even before the body of Reeva Steenkamp had been cremated, various moral entrepreneurs were milking her killing for political ends.
A UK video journalist tells spiked why he is fighting orders to hand over protest footage to the police.
A football cop’s admission that he sees his job as ‘pest control’ sheds light on the elite’s attitude to fans.
The escalating police campaign against UK tabloid journalists is a PR stunt that threatens the future of investigative reporting.
From soppy sentiment to fawning over method actors, the Oscars have become predictable. Sunday’s ceremony could change that.
Wenger had plenty time to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around and put an end to Gooner whinging. Now, time’s up.
From poor Manchester boroughs to trendy London suburbs, fly-on-the-wall documentaries always come with a script.
Ronald Dworkin, who died last week, brilliantly argued for the injection of moral beliefs into the black-and-white world of The Law.
The Vicky Pryce trial was not an argument for abolishing juries but a good illustration of how important they are.
Education secretary Michael Gove upsets the liberal set because he is prepared to lead rather than conform.
Those complaining about Michael Gove’s new history curriculum are driven by a philistine obsession with skills over knowledge.
Anders Lustgarten’s new play is too committed to fair trade and ethical shopping to realise its agitprop pretensions.
The British Museum’s exhibition of Ice Age art has stunning artefacts but a silly view of art.
The moral authority of the child abuse panic is now being used against individuals accused of far lesser, even non-criminal misdemeanours.
The German chancellor owes her ascendancy to the bland, apolitical environment in which her ‘talents’ have flourished.
Moody’s decision to withdraw the UK’s AAA rating is not a shock or a disaster, but it is a sign of policy failure.
Nick Cater reports from Australia, where an explosive clash over a new bill has exposed how hostile ‘human rights’ are to freedom.
A new film about the making of the iconic shower slasher, Psycho, is too shallow to shed light on the master of suspense.
It is bad for sport when we turn athletic stars either into role models for society or symbols of evil.
The Oscars host’s jokes may have been crass, but the over-the-top reaction to his performance was far worse.
The Lords’ attempt to sneak a ‘Leveson law’ through the back door shows the need for a more principled fight for freedom of expression.