Dangerous liaisons, p37


Yevheniia Moliar

  • Ukraine must stop pulling down its public statues

Exhibitions The Van de Veldes

  • Laura Gascoigne
  • Cinema Champions Deborah Ross
  • Cosmo Landesman on selling a destroyed piano to the Tate
  • Theatre

Women, Beware the Devil;


Lloyd Evans

  • Pop

Butler, Blake and Grant; The Loft

Michael Hann


Kathy Burke: Growing Up;

We Need to Talk About Cosby James Walton

48 Opera

  • London Handel Festival; Birmingham Opera Company Richard Bratby

Mark of Caine, p24



  • High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke
  • Real life Melissa Kite
  • The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Janet de Botton


  • Notes on… Corsets Francesca Peacock
  • Chess Luke McShane Competition Lucy Vickery
  • Crossword Doc
  • No sacred cows Toby Young Battle for Britain Michael Heath
  • The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen
  • Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language Dot Wordsworth

Stockholm syndrome, p22

This must be the first period in 300 years when a normal English person has not heard of port. Charles Moore, p11

I became an actor because I wanted to kiss a girl, and I got to kiss all of them, so I thought it a good profession.

Michael Caine, p24

With the £500 Tumi bag, the act of retrieving a USB cable requires you to contend with so many pouches, zips, belts, buckles and straps, it’s like making love to a goth. Rory Sutherland, p61


James Heale is The

Spectator’s new political correspondent and a biographer of Liz Truss. He profiles Simon Case, the cabinet secretary, on p14.

Viv Groskop, who wonders on p32 if travel writing is dead, is the author of books including Lift As You Climb: Women and the Art of Ambition.

Tessa Dunlop’s latest book is Elizabeth and Philip: A Story of Young Love, Marriage and Monarchy. She looks at Edward VIII’s wartime shenanigans on p37.

Hugh Thomson, who plunges into the Amazon on p39, is the author of Cochineal Red: Travels Through Ancient Peru.

Yevheniia Moliar is a Ukrainian art historian and a member of the DE NE DE art collective. She argues that Ukraine should be preserving its Soviet monuments on p40.