Book of the Week: Chaise Longue

Baxter Dury | Books

A young Baxter Dury meets Joe Strummer… Read more

Get Back is a masterclass in creativity

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

The new Beatles doc has a lot to teach us, says Tom Hodgkinson… Read more

Books of the Year

Books

Idler contributors share their favourite reads from 2021… Read more


TV: Get Back reviewed

Peter Fincham | Television

Peter Fincham watches the epic new Beatles documentary… Read more

Book of the Week: English Pastoral

James Rebanks | Books

James Rebanks recalls an afternoon on the farm… Read more

In memory of Roger Phillips

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

We pay tribute to the legendary forager… Read more


An Idler’s Manual

Tom Hodgkinson | Books

A Handbook for Happiness… Read more

Book of the Week: How to Stop Fascism

Paul Mason | Books

Fascism is back – how do we stop it? asks Paul Mason in his new book… Read more

Stop working, save the planet

Idler Magazine

A slowdown is urgently needed, says Colin Tudge… Read more


Book of the Week: How to Live in the Country

Tom Hodgkinson | Books

Tom Hodgkinson muses on the ancient art of pig-keeping… Read more

Interview: Nish Kumar

Idler Magazine

“I’m fundamentally lazy”… Read more

Top five dumbphones

Idler Magazine

Our essential guide for freedom-seekers… Read more


New: How to live in the country

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson’s guide to husbandry – available now… Read more

24 Rules for an Idle Life

Tom Hodgkinson | Books

An antidote to misery… Read more

Book of the Week: Waiting for the Mountain to Move

Charles Handy | Books

Charles Handy on how “winners” often lose… Read more


Book of the Week: An Idler’s Manual

Tom Hodgkinson | Books

Chapter 13, in which Tom Hodgkinson praises the the public bench… Read more

The prehistoric roots of Halloween

Ronald Hutton | Online course

Prof Ronald Hutton on the history of the ancient autumn festival… Read more

American Idle: Millennials Go “Antiwork”

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson applauds the Reddit slacker forum Antiwork… Read more


Book of the Week: The Dawn of Everything

David Graeber and David Wengrow | Books

David Graeber and David Wengrow attack the grand narratives… Read more

Growing up with the yogis

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson recalls his unusual introduction to matters spiritual… Read more

Book of the Week: Better to Have Gone

Akash Kapur | Books

Akash Kapur’s true story of love and tragedy in a utopian community… Read more


Glasses in Literature

Travis Elborough | Books

Travis Elborough on the best books with specs… Read more

Book of the Week: Losers

Josh Cohen | Books

It’s time to embrace your inner loser, writes Josh Cohen… Read more

Work is killing us

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Jobs cause nearly two million deaths each year, reports the WHO… Read more