The Idler 60

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The Idler 60

Idler 60, May/June 2018

Sara Pascoe on sex and laughter
Bullshit jobs: David Graeber attacks the work ethic
The Macaronis: weird dandy cult of the 18th century
Cruising the canals: life on a narrow boat

Plus Paul Theroux, in defence of the basic income, Dave Stewart and the old ways of Dartmoor

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Inspired by the great Dr Johnson, who was both very brilliant and very lazy, I launched the Idler magazine back in 1993. I wanted to celebrate the art of doing nothing and to remind people of the importance of contemplation, creativity and loa ng about. Too many of us toil for no purpose.


Both inspiring and useful, the Idler is a magazine for the free spirits of the world. It appears six times a year and offers a bumper 156–180 pages of articles and interviews. You’ll nd much to laugh at and much to help you in the search for the good life.


Regulars include our books roundup, “Idle Home” feature, Modern Toss cartoons, Tim Richardson’s art âneur column, pieces on idle travel, beer, beekeeping and astronomy, and “How I Live”, inspiring stories from people who have quit the nine to ve to pursue what they really want to do. Contributors include Michael Palin, Sally Phillips, Tim Lott, Mark Vernon, Virginia Ironside, Rowley Leigh and Murray Lachlan Young.              


The Idler is a cheering read and is beautifully art directed by illustrator Alice Smith. So study the art of good living, and join the growing and merry club of Idler readers.                                               


Tom Hodgkinson, Editor