Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

Why must I have a strong opinion about everything?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

At a party earlier this summer, I was chatting to a man who asked me how I voted in last…

Harry Potter and the millennial mind

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Which Hogwarts house would you be in? There are four options, and everybody fits into one. The brave and chivalrous…

Israel Notebook

18 March 2017 9:00 am

On the Israeli side of the Syrian border, near al-Quneitra, you can watch the war. From my vantage point on…

It’s all too personal

18 February 2017 9:00 am

When I was little I owned a set of pencils that had my name engraved on them. I didn’t have…

It’s all too personal

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

When I was little I owned a set of pencils that had my name engraved on them. I didn’t have…

It’s all too personal

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

When I was little I owned a set of pencils that had my name engraved on them. I didn’t have…

Italy: I’ve got Rome on repeat

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

My year was topped and tailed with trips to Rome. In March, as the blossom unfurled along the Tiber and…

The new first lady

12 November 2016 9:00 am

It was a race between the first dude — Bill — and the first nude — Melania. And in the…

Notes on California

5 November 2016 9:00 am

The mood in California was apologetic. Most people we met seemed embarrassed that their country’s dirty laundry was being aired…

Notes on California

3 November 2016 3:00 pm

The mood in California was apologetic. Most people we met seemed embarrassed that their country’s dirty laundry was being aired…

Unhappy Pill

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A study came out last week that should have caused great alarm. For 13 years, researchers at the University of Copenhagen studied…

‘I have become their voice’

3 September 2016 9:00 am

When the model and actress Anastasia Lin was crowned Miss World Canada last year, a fairly easy and lucrative career…

Heads in the cloud

12 August 2016 11:00 pm

Ask me what I had for lunch yesterday and I couldn’t tell you. Names disappear as swiftly as smoke.-Birthdays, capital…

Is my plant Pinterest-ready?

It started with a cardboard box: discovering the joys of indoor gardening

30 April 2016 9:00 am

A year or so ago, I inherited a cardboard box filled with plants. It was an offshoot from an enormous…

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

Indoor gardening

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

A year or so ago, I inherited a cardboard box filled with plants. It was an offshoot from an enormous…

Beware the baby-snatchers: how social services can ruin your family

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Why many mothers with post-natal depression now dread a visit from social services

How Norland nannies became the ultimate status symbol

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Edwardian childcare has been updated, and the oligarchs can’t get enough

Unreliable evidence

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

I hadn’t really thought much about pixels before, despite spending a large portion of my day looking at them. After…

How the pixel became a key feature of drone warfare

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I hadn’t really thought much about pixels before, despite spending a large portion of my day looking at them. After…

The young entrepreneurs making the best of Spain’s crisis

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast finds delicacies amid the dilapidation in Andalucía

Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

British people buy £43 million worth of human hair a year. So who’s selling?

‘Propeller (Air Pavilion)’, 1937

Better than Robert? Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

In 1978, shortly before she died, the artist Sonia Delaunay was asked in an interview whether she considered herself a…

An earthquake with a Baroque legacy in Sicily

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Syracuse is a handsome place, steeped in a rich historical broth. At the tip sits Ortygia, an island offshoot, which…

Johannesburg: a city trying hard to revamp its image

Low life’s Limpopo legend

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Not everything is forgotten in the new Johannesburg, finds Lara Prendergast

‘Chair’, 1969, by Allen Jones, which had acid thrown on it in 1986

Does Allen Jones deserve a retrospective at the Royal Academy?

29 November 2014 9:00 am

It has been a vintage season for mannequins. At the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, an exhibition called Silent Partners looks…