Standpoint Magazine

The invention of Stoppard

“It appears to have been a sense that it was all becoming too easy that prompted Tom Stoppard to resolve, on his 23rd birthday, to give up journalism and write a play”

Sex matters

“It’s been quite the month for the Gender Critical community”

The end of cinema?

Britain’s already beleaguered cinema sector has been plunged into an existential crisis. It should be the moment for all those who love film to rally to the cinematic cause

The Brexit crunch approaches

Thorny issues remain unresolved as the transition period comes to a close. Yet the hurdles to a deal are not insurmountable

What did the Stoics ever do for us?

If resilience sounds like something you might be able to benefit from at present, Stoicism might be just the thing for you

Some black lives matter more than others

Black Lives Matter misses the point—we should highlight the progress we have made, not split society and trap ourselves in victimhood

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"