The Idler

Archived since Issue 67, July - August 2019 Modern Archive Bi-monthly
28 issues
The Idler magazine helps you to slow down, have fun and live well. Founded by writer Tom Hodgkinson in 1993, each bi-monthly issue offers a book-sized feast of great writing, interviews, cartoons, practical advice on living the idle life and beautiful illustrations. Which other magazine has columns on beekeeping, sheds and snooker? 

 “A sumptuous treat… the Idler’s appeal and relevance seem to increase by the day,” says Michael Palin. 

“The Idler offers me the chance to learn about everything that really matters and a respite for what we are told really matters – like working hard for your boss” says Dominic West. 

“The absurd, apparently useless or bizarre concerns of the magazine – Latin, ukuleles, handwriting – have over the years given me a deep joy bordering on the religious,” says Sally Phillips.

Latest issue
In which Will Hodgkinson meets Arthur Brown, the God of Hellfire; Stephen Bayley attacks the idea of fun; we look at the surprising history of the chaise longue, and visit Britain after the Romans left (it was wild and free). Plus Georgia Mann, Stewart Lee, Virginia Ironside, Peter York and how to spot a psycho.

Subjects: Culture, Lifestyle, Philosophy

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  • First Issue: Issue 67, July - August 2019
  • Latest Issue: Idler 94, January - February 2024
  • Issue Count: 28
  • Published: Bi-monthly