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ORWELL'S WORLD

Top 12 of 2014. No.10: it is now 65 years since George Orwell died, and he has never been bigger. His phrases are on our lips, his ideas are in our heads, his warnings have come true. How did this happen? By Robert Butler read more »
  • ES DEVLIN'S MAGIC CIRCLES

    Top 12 of 2014. No.11: she is the most sought-after set designer in opera. And theatre. And rock, pop, hip-hop... Oh, and she also does Olympics. Matthew Sweet goes backstage with Es Devlin read more »
  • SARAJEVO'S MEMORIES

    Top 12 of 2014. No.12: a month after the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead on this spot, the first world war began. Almost a hundred years later, Tim Judah went to Sarajevo to see how it coped with the memory down the decades 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 »
  • THE STORYSELLERS

    The urge to tell stories has been with us for ever—but it still needs looking after. Tim de Lisle reports on three bright ideas that have become powerhouses of literacy and creativity read more »
  • WAR AND PEACE

    It is 100 years since the first world war broke out. Brian Harris's photo essay marks the anniversary by capturing the stillness and symbolism of the battlefields. He talks to Simon Willis  read more »
  • HOW TO ERADICATE A DISEASE

    A generation ago, guinea-worm disease was bringing misery to millions; now it is down to two cases a week. Tom Whipple talks to its nemesis, Donald Hopkins, who has already helped to see off smallpox read more »