Sam Leith is the literary editor of the spectator, a columnist for the Evening Standard and author of You Talkin’ to Me?
Standard Life Aberdeen’s recent rebrand begs a question: what is it with corporate branding departments and the abuse of the English language and/or standard English orthography? It happens again and again, and it never ends well.
You don’t need deckle edge books on your shelves to be glad that they exist. I fancy that Spear’s readers will, on the whole, number among those with the broadness of spirit to share that view
Now music – and, perhaps, poetry too – is just everywhere and always. Everything is the sound of now
Telly used to be a sort of cultural texture. Certain shows defined a generation because – even if they totalled only 15 or 20 hours of screen time – they were on constantly
Some of the selections here might have the effect, as well as whiling away the hours, of making us count what remains of our blessings