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HUMOUR FROM THE EMERALD ISLE, CHILLING TRANSLATIONS FROM CHINA

Edinburgh: An up-and-coming funny woman, Ma Jian on China's children, Red Bastard gets provocative, Three Lions prove familiar and Chris Ware pulls a crowd read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsEDINBURGHideasIntelligent Life at the Edinburgh FestivalTalkstheatre

HAMLET, DOIG AND AN IMPATIENT AUDIENCE

Edinburgh: Simon Willis is frustrated by the Wooster Group's "Hamlet" but impressed by George Monbiot, and Robert Butler delights in Peter Doig's paintings read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsEDINBURGHideasIntelligent Life at the Edinburgh FestivalTalkstheatre

IS THE INTERNET MAKING US SMARTER?

Ahead of Intelligent Life's talk on technology and our minds, Robert Butler introduces the topic and our panel read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsEDINBURGHideasIntelligent Life at the Edinburgh FestivalRobert Butlertechnology

EDINBURGH FESTIVALS: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

Intelligent Life will be at Edinburgh, blogging about comedy, readings, theatre and exhibitions. Here are our ten festival highlights.  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtscomedyEd CummingEDINBURGHExhibitionsIntelligent Life at the Edinburgh FestivalMUSICSimon WillistheatreTim de Lisle

KNAUSGAARD'S KALEIDOSCOPE

Found in Translation: Simon Willis finds his way through a Norwegian novel of enthralling candour read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksFound in translationJuly/August 2013Karl Ove KnausgaardSimon Willis

FANGS AND FLUTTERS

Last night, Peter Capaldi, best known as a mad spin doctor, became the new Doctor Who. Here, Matthew Sweet picks his best work read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureJuly/August 2012Matthew SweetThe Visual CV

THE SOUND OF MELANCHOLY

Mood Music: What becomes of the broken-hearted? They put a record on. Clemency Burton-Hill spins some sad tunes read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClemency Burton-HillJuly/August 2013Mood MusicMUSIC

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