Modern Life

Underrated: Jackie Mason

The veteran of American comedy doesn't care who he offends

Overrated: Ricky Gervais

The highly original comic has declined into little more than the manager of his own brand

Britain Still Needs The BBC

Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces


Tuvia Tenenbom's Catch The Jew! exposes NGOs' distortion of the truth in Israel

Raw Deal

What's wrong with wanting your steak well-done?

Wrong And Hateful; Brave And Right

‘The depiction of Muhammad is a test case for the practice of Western freedoms’

Music Of The Future Cannot Ignore The Past

Composers who try to create culture in a vacuum will struggle to be heard by a hostile public

Student Cocoon

Today's university students are being mollycoddled

Fifty Shades Of Sorrow

A compelling novel which echoes Madame Bovary in its depiction of unsatisfying marriage

Man Versus Food

Horse tartare in Belgrade is nicer than hot new London restaurant Barnyard

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"