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ROBIN TICCIATI, MAESTROCHEF

The stereotypical conductor is an elderly mittel-European tyrant. Robin Ticciati is 31, British, “radically collaborative”, and he plans a concert like a four-course meal. Clemency Burton-Hill follows his rise all the way from Glyndebourne to Vienna read more »
  • RALPH LAUREN: BRAND AID

    It used to be so simple—rich man gives money to hospital. When Ralph Lauren agreed to sponsor a new cancer clinic at the Royal Marsden in London, it was a lot more complicated. Rebecca Willis talks to him, and the hospital, to get the wider picture read more »
  • AN EYE FOR SEA AND SKY

    Photo Essay: Igor Emmerich grew up on a coast that had been ruined by tourism. But, as he explained to Simon Willis, he now slips away to capture unspoilt shores and their clouds read more »
  • HOW EDDIE REDMAYNE DID IT

    What does it take to play Professor Stephen Hawking? Grit, empathy, attention to detail and the ability to shut down facial muscles one by one. Clemency Burton-Hill follows Redmayne through a process that earned him an Oscar
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  • DEATH TO DEATH ROW

    Capital punishment is slowly dying out, one country at a time—largely thanks to two British lawyers. How do they do it? Lucy Hughes-Hallett joins them in Belize read more »
  • AMONG THE REINDEER

    A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway read more »
  • NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

    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 read more »