Features

THE HARD SOLUTION

The National Theatre is a London landmark and a global magnet—but a tricky building. For the past six years, Patrick Dillon has been working on a £50m revamp. He tells the inside story read more »
  • THE SCIENCE OF CRAVING

    At the meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC, there are 30,000 delegates. And one of them has changed the way the others look at desire. Amy Fleming meets Dr Kent Berridge read more »
  • THE CHILL OF IT ALL

    Photo Essay: surfers don’t just gather in California and Cornwall. A few tough men surf at Torö, an island off the coast of Sweden. Among them is the photographer Daniel Månsson, who captures some frozen moments and talks to Isabel Lloyd read more »
  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NIGHTS

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