TV Review: Ripley

Peter Fincham | Television

Peter Fincham on the new Netflix version of Highsmith’s classic novel… Read more

Book of the Week: Burma Sahib by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux | Books

A young George Orwell leaves Eton behind for a new life… Read more

The Price of Bread

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Are cheap supermarket loaves even real bread? asks Tom Hodgkinson… Read more


Dominic West to appear at Idler Festival 2024

Festival

Plus Charlie Higson, Rosie Holt, Salena Godden and more… Read more

The Joy of Philosophy, Husbandry & Merriment

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

New online course is a sparkling addition to the Idler Academy… Read more

Book of the Week: Clarice Bean, Smile

Lauren Child | Books

Clarice Bean’s thoughts on wishful thinking… Read more


The Sadness of Sunday Evenings

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

What to do when the weekend draws to a close?… Read more

Book of the Week: Rest is Resistance

Tricia Hersey | Books

How to free yourself from grind culture… Read more

Why the Ten Thousand Hour Theory Is Wrong

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Despite decades of practice, Tom Hodgkinson just can’t sing… Read more


Book of the Week: Our Accidental Universe

Chris Lintott | Books

Prof Chris Lintott on the cosmic coincidences that led to our existence … Read more

The Baffling Pointlessness of Energy Drinks

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

They’re a load of Bull, reckons Tom Hodgkinson… Read more

Book of the Week: Libertine London

Julie Peakman | Books

Julie Peakman on sex in the 18th-century city… Read more


New Idler Is Out

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Find out what’s inside and read extracts here… Read more

At Home with the Nutties

Tom Hodgkinson | Idler Magazine

An extract from our latest issue – out now… Read more

Why I Hate UX Designers

Gustav Temple | Idler Magazine

Taken from our latest issue – out now… Read more


Un-relaxing Classics

Georgia Mann | Idler Magazine

Taken from our latest issue – out now… Read more

Book of the Week: Where We Come From

Aniefiok Ekpoudom | Books

Aniefiok Ekpoudom on the evolution of British rap… Read more

Japan Rebels Against “Go For It” Culture

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Bosses accused of “power harassment”… Read more


Zadie Smith! Rowan Williams! Tim Key!

Festival

Idler Festival 2024 highlights announced… Read more

What Has Silicon Valley Ever Done for Us?

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Do the pros outweigh the cons, asks Tom Hodgkinson… Read more

Book of the Week: The Artist’s Journey

Travis Elborough | Books

Travis Elborough on Singer Sargent’s fascination with Venice’s seamier side… Read more


Talking ’Bout a Revolution

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Come join our merry idling band… Read more

Book of the Week: The Revolutionary Temper

Robert Darnton | Books

Robert Darnton on multimedia in 18th century Paris… Read more

What Makes a Good Life?

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Learn, laugh, think, drink, and keep things simple, says Socrates… Read more