Intelligence

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 »
  • THE BATTLE OF THE BATS

    Reading the Game: which is the better sport, cricket or baseball? Ed Smith deliberates between the two read more »
  • CAN THE GUARDIAN SURVIVE?

    From the archive: newspapers are in crisis—yet they have greater reach than ever before. And nowhere is this truer than at the Guardian, the paper that revealed the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal. Tim de Lisle spoke to its editor read more »
  • THE FLOW OF HISTORY

    The Music of Science: a river in Germany shows how, when man channels the landscape, he channels much more besides. Oliver Morton dives in read more »
  • REWRITING HISTORY

    Received wisdom on the Grand Tour in 18th-century Europe is being transformed by 21st-century techniques in California. John Hooper meets the academics who are leading the way read more »
  • THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT’S THE BEST ESCAPE?

    When life is fraught, should you empty your mind, or engage it elsewhere? We asked six writers, including Anne Enright, Alan Johnson and Arianna Huffington, to tell us how they zone out read more »