Intelligence

SALSIFY YOUR TASTEBUDS

The Kitchen Dialogues: Christopher Hirst and Arnaud Schon make a tarte Tatin of root veg, served with a side of friendly dispute read more »
  • 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 »
  • WHY WENGER NEEDS MACHIAVELLI

    Reading the Game: Arsenal are stuck in a stylish rut, forever finishing fourth. Ed Smith thinks it's time for Wenger to find a cynical sidekick
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  • WHY THE MONA LISA STANDS OUT

    Top 12 of 2014. No.1: when a work of art is considered great, we may stop thinking about it for ourselves. Ian Leslie weighs the evidence read more »
  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT'S THE POINT?

    Top 12 of 2014. No.7: does life have a meaning? We asked seven writers, including Philip Pullman and Elizabeth Kolbert, to search their souls—here are their answers read more »
  • WHAT'S THE BEST CUISINE?

    The Big Question: we have restaurants of every kind on our doorsteps. But there are still distinct national cuisines, each with its own strength. Stephen Schiff, Sandra Gilbert and five others champion their favourite read more »
  • AHEAD OF THE META-GAME

    A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays with some fiendishly addictive dots, a phone cable with a difference and a new way to stabilise your videos read more »