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


TV Review: Masters of the Air

Peter Fncham | Television

Peter Fincham on Spielberg’s latest WWII series… Read more

Book of the Week: The Good Enough Life

Daniel Miller | Books

Is middle-class suburbia the answer? asks anthropologist Daniel Miller… Read more

Bring Back Letter Writing

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson is missing his missives… Read more


Book of the Week: Big Caesars And Little Caesars

Ferdinand Mount | Books

Ferdinand Mount on the continuing rise of dictatorships… Read more

How to Sleep Well: Tips from an Expert

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson has a dozen dozing doozies… Read more

Book of the Week: The Government of No One

Ruth Kinna | Books

An enlightening study of anarchism… Read more


The Positive Power of Being Annoyed

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Are you a “good hater”? Tom Hodgkinson wants to know… Read more

When Louis Met David Soul

Louis Theroux | Classics

“I’ve got Hutch in my Yugo!”… Read more

Suits Me

Tom Hodgkinson | Fashion

The joy of bespoke tailoring… Read more


Darts: Sport of Idlers

Tom Hodgkinson | Letter from the Editor

Tom Hodgkinson watches a gripping final… Read more

Why I Hate Fun

Stephen Bayley | Idler Magazine

Stephen Bayley on the other “F” word… Read more

In Praise of the C5

Lee Osborne | Idler Magazine

Clive Sinclair’s brilliant idea… Read more


Jeepers Creepers

Peter York | Idler Magazine

Peter York on the Teddy Boys… Read more

Literary Florence Retreat

Retreat

Follow the footsteps of Dickens, Milton, Dante and more… Read more

What to Watch: Slow Horses

Peter Fincham | Television

Peter Fincham loves this witty drama on dysfunctional spies… Read more