from the magazine

Short Read: making theatre out of the digital world can be difficult. Isabel Lloyd picks one play, "The Nether", that pulls it off

Lipsmacking: Abu Hassan serves only one dishhummus. Samantha Weinberg joins the queue in Tel Aviv

He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him

The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst and Arnaud Schon make a tarte Tatin of root veg, served with a side of friendly dispute

THEME OF THE WEEK...INDIA

Rahul Bhattacharya profiles the five-times world champion and mother of two, who has had to battle against far more than her opponents in the ring

In rich countries, the Flip camera was a short-lived fad along the road to shooting video on phones. But in India it lives on as a lifeline for ordinary people trying to get things done. James Scudamore meets some of them

In a distant corner of Ladakh, they have never had electricity—but they do have sunshine. Duncan McKenzie tells Rahul Bhattacharya how he captured his photo essay

My Madeleine: as a child, Saskya Jain wanted to travel the world and eat it too. But at home she had to use her imaginationand a roti

  • GAZING AT A GORGOSAURUS

    The Music of Science: Oliver Morton pays a visit to a dinosaur that has been preserved for 72m years—and sees life in death read more »
  • VAN GOGH'S MOMENT OF CLARITY

    Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg explores the artist's formative years in the Borinage—expect peasants and miners, but not the sunflowers read more »
  • THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    Authors on Museums: how do you make a National Museum for a young country that is both sovereign and part of the Muslim world? Kamila Shamsie returns to her native Pakistan to find out read more »
  • ESCAPE FROM BEHIND ENEMY LINES

    Cartophilia: in the second world war, Allied airmen carried maps printed on fabric—by the makers of Monopoly. Rebecca Willis tells their story read more »
  • STOPPARD'S PLAYFUL PARADOXES

    Notes on a Voice: Tim de Lisle pins down a playwright who makes worlds collide read more »
  • A FILM TO GIVE YOU WHIPLASH

    Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber taps into Damien Chazelle's exhilarating debut read more »
  • VINO FOR VEGETARIANS

    The Wine-List Inspector: Tim Atkin joins the fashion crowd at a Milan restaurant with a focus on biodynamic bottles  read more »
  • REDMAYNE'S FORENSIC METHOD

    One is a world-famous cosmologist with a severe degenerative disease. The other is an able-bodied young actor with no science credentials. So how did Eddie Redmayne turn himself into Stephen Hawking? Clemency Burton-Hill follows him through the process read more »
  • THE ROCK OF AGES PAST

    The hills of southern Turkey are scattered with temples that are two or three times as old as Stonehenge. Philip Marsden goes on a walk in search of the meaning in ancient stones read more »
  • LEBEN NACH DEM LEBEN

    Found in Translation: Simon Willis enjoys a poignant German what-if novel about a life which can't escape death read more »