• MEXICAN NOTES

    A CELEBRATION OF MACHISMO, WOMANISING AND TEQUILA | April 22nd 2008 Adam Wiseman Mariachi music runs on tobacco, tequilla, and Mexico's rich musical history. Here in Plaza Garibaldi, among the cobblestones and guitar melodies, Henry Tricks first kissed his wife ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlaces
  • TOAST POINTS

    GAUGING THE ELECTORATE'S MOOD OVER BREAKFAST | April 21st 2008 At a diner in downtown Annapolis, Robert Guest ponders John McCain's popularity. The Republican frontrunner probably won't win Maryland, but even blue-state voters are suckers for stories of his hell-raising youth ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlacesRobert Guest
  • BACK TO BACK

    A MONUMENTAL TWO-HEADED ROMAN BUST AT BONHAMS | April 20th 2008 Bonhams An ancient marble bust with delicate details and a curious provenance goes on sale next month. Fiammetta Rocco, Books and Arts editor of The Economist, explains why it may sell for a song ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • "DESIGN AND THE ELASTIC MIND"

    FUNCTION FOLLOWS FORM | April 19th 2008 Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny (Slovak, born 1979) Studio Libertiny (The Netherlands, est. 2006) With a Little Help of the Bees vase. Prototype. 2006 Beeswax, 9 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" (23 x 14 x 14 cm) Image by Raoul Kramer At the MoMA exhibition "Design and the Elastic Mind", the ringing message is that design matters. Ariel Ramchandani visits this "science fair on hallucinogens" and likes what she sees ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTS
  • THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BEEB

    PLASTIC FLOWERS AND MAWKISH SENTIMENTALITY | April 17th 2008 Lee Jordan/flickr The BBC is a national institution, supported by public funds. It has a duty to deliver public-service information. So what's with all the soft news and sentimental clichés? Stephen Hugh-Jones is losing patience ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasIssues and ideas
  • ROBIN HOOD AND THE ARK

    CHARITY, EXTRAVAGANTLY | April 17th 2008 melalouise/Flickr Black-tie philanthropy is part of charity, but Matthew Bishop has spotted rivalry, too. Lavish galas are a way for hedge-fund tycoons to one-up each other. So what does a recession year do to all of this conspicuous giving?  From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsPhilanthropy
  • AMERICAN ART IN DULWICH

    COMING OF AGE | April 16th 2008 George Bellows, "The Circus" (detail), 1912, Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; gift of Elizabeth Paine Metcalf (1947.8) All rights reserved. Between the 1850s and the 1950s American art came of age, say the organisers of a show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Evidently all those immigrants from Europe helped. Stephen Fay investigates ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtArts
  • THIS WEEK: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

    POETRY, SEDUCTION AND BEATBOXING | APRIL 15th 2008 Greenwich Photography/flickr Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE Our guide to what's on around the world, compiled by Ariel Ramchandani. read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artsfine and performing artsTHIS WEEK
  • A MALI HOLIDAY

    OUT OF TIME | April 14th 2008 upyernoz/Flickr Tourism is suddenly on the rise in Mali, writes Eila Rana. It is transforming the lives of the sub-Saharan locals, who have long resisted the advance of progress. But don't expect to make it through without the help of a fixer ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments MaliPlacesPlaces
  • GONE WITH THE WIND

    A RUSSIAN FUTURIST WITH AN IMPECCABLE PEDIGREE | April 13th 2008 Bonhams Natalia Goncharova's futurist works whooshed to prominence as part of the Russian avant-garde, then quickly fell out of style. Fiammetta Rocco, Books and Arts editor of The Economist, predicts a resurgence ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments Art & auctionArts

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