From the publisher: "The Idler was launched by Tom Hodgkinson back in 1993 with the intention of providing a dose of fun, freedom and fulfilment in a busy world. We're now a bi-monthly journal, and in every issue you'll find an enthralling mix of interviews, essays on the good life, history, philosophy, arts coverage, beautiful photography and original illustration. You'll find much to laugh at and much useful stuff as well, from Modern Toss to recipes for making bacon and guides to beekeeping. If you've ever felt that there's more to life than boring jobs, then why not join us? The Idler is a cheering read that makes you feel better about life."
Inside issue 84 May/June 2022
A cup of tea and an interview with literary great, Margaret Drabble
Why the Surrealists were purposefully idle
Mucking About with Andrey Kurkov
Plus, dining room sheds, fungible gardening, Ai Weiwei and Francis Bacon, philosophy, poetry, food and drink.