Anger Management

Rowan Williams | Comment

Rowan Williams on the upsides of rage… Read more

Thought for the Week: Pilgrimage

Mark Vernon | Thought for the Week

Mark Vernon on the remarkable endurance of walking with intention… Read more

Tuesday Cartoon

Paul Shadbolt

By Paul Shadbolt… Read more


Book of the Week: We Are Free to Change the World

Lyndsey Stonebridge | Books

Lyndsey Stonebridge on Hannah Arendt’s notion of “hidden thinking” … Read more

Gothic Revival

Robin Blake | Music

Melancholy music from Brett Anderson and Charles Hazlewood… Read more

Attack of the Wheelie Bins

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Unsettling new presence causes uproar in London street … Read more


Book of the Week: Writing on the Wall

Madeleine Pelling | Books

How graffiti gave a voice to the masses in 18th-century Britain… Read more

Sleep Tips from Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll | Books

How to get to slumberland… Read more

Orwell and Dreams of a No-Work Paradise

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson on idler utopias in literature and song… Read more


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

Why I Hate UX Designers

Gustav Temple | Idler Magazine

Taken from our latest issue – out now… Read more

At Home with the Nutties

Tom Hodgkinson | Idler Magazine

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