On the foetid fantasies of the fogeys

Our values today are of consumerism and instant gratification, inherited from our Victorian forebears

Forget hoary folk tales and savour plump herring at its best, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

From the questionable calibre of candidates to clandestine cancellations, Michael Collins queries the future of this (not so) honourable tradition

Thomas Woodham-Smith treasures a classic antiques street market

How couples have changed their views on marriage in a post-Covid world

One of Britain’s most celebrated views will soon be dramatically changed

Opera really doesn’t need the help of activist directors when it comes to politics — it’s all there already

Patrick Galbraith describes the exhilaration of hunting