from the magazine

Once upon a time, menswear took its cue from the battlefield; then it was the ranch. Now it’s the rugby field and the cricket pavilion. Ed Smith explores this shift and what it says about us

Photo Essay: when the big games come to town, football grounds turn into cathedralsor spaceships. Peter Kindersley captures them, from Munich to Turin and Madrid, and tells Tim de Lisle about his tour

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson picks a profound courtroom drama, a trove of language and a poetic pilot

Short Read: the Britpop band Blur are back with an unplanned albumtheir first as a quartet since the 1990s. Hazel Sheffield enters the fever dream

THEME OF THE WEEK...POETS

Authors on Museums: the poet Alice Oswald returns to Cirencester in search of a Roman nymph

Notes on a Voice: Christina Patterson tunes into the poet who made English sing

Authors on Museums: William Wordsworth didn’t just live in the Lake District—he helped define it. Ann Wroe celebrates Dove Cottage, once his home, now his memorial

Six original poems, each about a stone; six pieces of jewellery, each made with that stone. Ruth Padel, Fiona Sampson and others dig into the mineral world

  • I KILLED THE MOVIES

    At the Cinema: today, the movie business is the superhero business. Tom Shone blames the kids of the Seventies, like him read more »
  • PERFECT PASTRIES IN NAPLES

    Lipsmacking: the recipe for sfogliatelle at Attanasio hasn't changed for 90 years. Isabel Best gets stuck in read more »
  • MISSING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

    Every month, hundreds in north Africa and the Middle East leave by boat to seek new lives in Europe. But many vanish without trace. Caroline Moorehead meets the mothers of the disappeared read more »
  • WHAT IN TODAY'S WORLD WILL APPAL OUR GRANDCHILDREN?

    The Big Question: one generation’s meat is another one’s poison. Meg Rosoff, Matthew Engel and six other writers look 50 years into the future to see what will one day be beyond the pale read more »
  • NOT SO FOREIGN AFTER ALL

    Found in Translation: Simon Willis admires the "parched stillness" of a Dutch novel that depicts a family reunion—and a shared trauma read more »
  • VIVE LA REVOLUTION

    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage becomes an assassin in Paris, fixes his posture and books a meal out read more »
  • DON'T CRY FOR HIM

    Short Read: for his classical-music pick, Michael Church spotlights Marcelo Álvarez, an Argentine tenor who sings with sincerity read more »
  • GOODBYE SYLVIE GUILLEM

    The most celebrated dancer of the age is hanging up her shoes. Sarah Crompton asks Sylvie Guillem why, watches her in rehearsal and consults her collaborators read more »
  • THE WHITNEY'S WEST-SIDE STORY

    Short Read: Manhattan's museum for America's own art has moved downtown into a stylish Renzo Piano creation. Olivia Weinberg likes the look of it read more »
  • THE GAMINE IN MANY GUISES

    The Line of Beauty: impish but innocent, boyish but feminine, the true gamine is more than just a haircut. As an exhibition devoted to Audrey Hepburn opens in London, Matthew Sweet combs through the history of her signature look read more »