from the magazine

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

At the Cinema: today, the movie business is the superhero business. Tom Shone blames the kids of the Seventies, like him


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