Hello! I’m Ben Sixsmith, contributing editor at The Critic. In my time, I’ve also written for The Spectator, The Spectator World, Quillette, The American Conservative, First Things, The Washington Examiner and others. THE ZONE is where I write about, well — whatever I want. This could be the culture wars. It could be geopolitics. It could be professional wrestling, Polish lager and organised crime. I hope this freer and more reflective venue enables me write some interesting, entertaining pieces. Certainly, writing them entertains me! Paying subscribers should receive at least two articles a week — and there are also monthly diaries for all subscribers. I hope you enjoy stepping into THE ZONE.


Ben Sixsmith 
Writer, for Quillette, the Spectator, the American Conservative, Arc Digital, First Things and many others.