• THIS WEEK: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

    TURNER, JEROME ROBBINS, AND THE EYES HAVE IT, TWICE | July 23rd 2008 andereart Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE Our guide to what's on around the world, compiled by Jessica Gallucci and Ariel Ramchandani read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsARTSbooksFINE & PERFORMING ARTSMUSICSCIENCE
  • CRICKET AT LORD'S

    MAGICAL COMBINATION | July 22nd 2008 Wandering round Lord's provides an excellent opportunity to watch the English middle-class male at leisure. This is not as awful as it might sound, writes business correspondent for Economist.com ... From ECONOMIST.COM   read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlacesSport
  • COLLECTING COLLECTORS

    OF ART AND PILOT FISH | July 20th 2008 They may be narcissists or immortality-seekers, or perhaps they've simply "caught the bug". Art collectors make for a rare breed of wealthy consumers. Art.view takes a closer look ... From ECONOMIST.COM James Stourton, the chairman of Sotheby's UK, is a tall, stooping man with a faintly academic air about him who manages to make his work his play. He collects collectors; indeed he has written the book about them. For a series about collecting, Mr Stourton's office in New Bond Street is the place to start. He starts at the beginning. Collectors often get going with a stamp collection when they are children. Books are another common trigger. "A lot start with a coup de foudre. They see something that speaks to them, and eventually the intellectual process takes over," he says. Historical patterns of collecting follow the money. The story of the past 100 years begins with the Russian merchants who collected painters like Matisse and Picasso before they became famous: "A collector is buying a generation ahead of his time," writes Mr Stourton. The excitement in the market place moved to America in the 1920s, helped by generous tax incentives. Greek ship-owners took over in the 1950s, and the Japanese in the 1970s. Now the balance of buying power is shifting to the East, to Arabia, Russia and China. read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • AND WITH THE SNAIL PORRIDGE...

    THE WINE-LIST INSPECTOR | July 19th 2008 dangoodwin The Fat Duck is famous for crafting exquisite dishes out of seemingly incompatible ingredients, so the job of choosing complementary wines is a formidable one. Tim Atkin considers the wine list--and tips his hat to Isa Bal, the resident sommelier ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestylesummer 2008the wine-list inspectorTim Atkin
  • HIT THE HAY

    ZEITGEIST | July 18th 2008 Heuhotel Travellers across Europe are seeking out accommodations similar to those of barnyard animals. Rebecca Willis describes the allure of hay hotels ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesRebecca Willistravel
  • THE NEW BOSS OF THE PROMS

    Q&A WITH ROGER WRIGHT | July 18th 2008 The_Admiralty/flickr Jasper Rees chats with Roger Wright, the new director of the Proms, about the upcoming season, the future of classical music, and the pitfalls of programming ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTSJasper ReesMUSIC
  • GLASS WARFARE

    THAT PERFECT SHAPE | July 16th 2008 RIEDEL Why do beloved brands have to expand past their initial ground-breaking product? Bruce Palling ponders Timberland boots and Riedel glasses, and recounts some stemware experiences of his own ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestyle
  • LIFT-OFF

    ANGEL CORELLA'S NEW TURN | July 15th 2008 Ross MacGibbon Spain has ballet stars, but no major ballet company. Now one of those stars, Angel Corella, is launching his own. Julie Kavanagh watches it take shape ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTS
  • AN OUTSIDER IN THE GALLERIES

    ART IN THE BERKSHIRES | July 14th 2008 girl_named_fred/flickr Ariel Ramchandani braves the unseasonable chill to examine what the arts have wrought on the mill towns of Massachusetts. She begins at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, where everybody knows her name ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments FINE & PERFORMING ARTSPlacesPlaces
  • ONCE UPON A GOOD DEED

    MELODRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER | July 14th 2008 The Fine Art Society An American collector's attempt at philanthropy has reaped unexpected rewards, writes Paula Weideger ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTS

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