• SWEET DREAMS

    TWO GAUGUINS COME TO LIGHT | April 27th 2008 Christie's  There was a dark side to Gauguin's Tahitian idyll. Christie's is selling two works by this passionate and destitute impressionist master. They are examples of the most colourful and accessible work of the late 19th century, according to Fiammetta Rocco, Books and Arts editor of The Economist ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • NOTES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE ART MARKET

    ART IN A TIME OF BANKRUPTCIES | April 25th 2008 Faith-Ann Young When the economy wobbles, does the art market tumble? Faith-Ann Young investigates at New York's Armory Show ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • THE MISSION: SOUFFLÉ

    EGGS, BUTTER, FLOUR, DISASTER | April 24th 2008 idcross/flickr Making a soufflé is like a kiss on the first date: it's easy to get wrong, but getting it right really impresses women. Will Smith travels to Paris for a lesson in roux and béchamel. Luckily he is with a very patient chef ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments foodLifestyleSPRING 2008THE MISSIONWill Smith
  • TEACHING "THINGS FALL APART"

    TEENAGERS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS | April 23rd 2008 dave_mcmt/flickr Met with groans and sighs, Anna Morrison introduces her class of high-school seniors to Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart". As she teaches this story of the Nigerian Ibo tribe, she witnesses some unexpected connections with her students in the Mississippi Delta ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments booksIdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • THIS WEEK: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

    FOR ART WONKS, GOURMANDS AND CINEPHILES | April 22nd 2008 Anne-Sophie Pic, photographed by Jeff Nalin, World Gourmet Summit Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE Our guide to what's on around the world, compiled by Jessica Gallucci. read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTSTHIS WEEK
  • 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

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