• LIVING IN BABEL

    THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE | March 31st 2008 dickuhne/Flickr Westerners tend to forget that for much of the world being polyglot has been a necessity for survival. Gideon Lichfield, the Jerusalem correspondent of The Economist, describes his obsession with what is lost in translation ... From Economist.com* read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artslanguage
  • PERFECTION IN BLACK AND WHITE

    EDWARD WESTON'S PHOTOGRAPHS | March 29th 2008 Sotheby's Edward Weston and his sister Mary were close, enjoying a constancy in each other they failed to find elsewhere. Now Weston's moving gifts to his "little sis" are being sold, writes Fiammetta Rocco, Books and Arts editor of The Economist ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • FROGS AND ROAST-BEEF DIPLOMACY

    A WELCOME GUEST | March 28th 2008 loran/Flickr As France's President Nicolas Sarkozy pays a visit to England, Stephen Hugh-Jones reflects on centuries of name-calling between the two countries ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasIssues and ideas
  • DOWN IN THE DELTA

    OPEN SPACES AND SOUTHERN CHARM | March 27th 2008 David Sifry/Flickr Anna Morrison takes an early morning drive through the Mississippi Delta on Highway 61, passing turn-offs for Sledge, Bourbon and Alligator on her way. The trip ends with a visit to Miss Molly's, a coffee shop where everybody knows your name ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlaces
  • THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

    IT'S COMING | March 26th 2008 J Cavera/flickr Global warming, nuclear terrorism, pestilence and asteroids--what will you do when the world ends? Andrew Miller is worried, and bracing himself for The End Of The World As We Know It ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • BEGGARS CAN BE ORATORS

    DRUGS, DRINK AND DEBATE | March 24th 2008 Duchamp/Flickr Disco Davey, Donna and Haggis were once substance abusers living on the streets. Now, as a way to recover, they are donning evening gear and trying debates at Durham University. Maureen Cleave seconds the motion... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • BLOOD ON THE TRACKS

    A MASTER PAINTER LOCKED INSIDE A LUNATIC ASYLUM | March 24th 2008 Bonhams The most violent work of a deranged Victorian painter comes to auction at Bonhams in April. Fiametta Rocco, Books and Arts editor of The Economist, sees pathos in the details ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • THE ALDERMASTON MARCH: 50 YEARS OF PROTEST

    CHEERS, JEERS AND WINDSWEPT BANNERS | March 21st 2008 Vertigogen/flickr Fifty years ago, Stephen Hugh-Jones joined the anti-nukes march on Aldermaston, home of the British Atomic Weapons Research Establishment. In the cold and the wet, the 200 trudgers were a cheerful bunch, full of song, conviction and some spare room in a cosy sleeping-bag... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • HILLARY CARLIP'S "A LA CART"

    LIFE AS A SHOPPING LIST | March 21st 2008 "Woody" "Shopping lists are the new memoir", says Hillary Carlip, a performance artist. They offer a glimpse of the needs and desires of strangers. "Everyone wants to know what everyone else is eating, drinking, wearing," she explains to Deborah Stoll. This is how she came to write "A la Cart" ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artsbooks
  • BEING THERE: MY HOUSE IN MARRAKECH

    Dylan Thomas While visiting Marrakech, Richard Alleman succumbs to a case of mansion fever and makes a purchase. It's not all tinkling fountains, birdsong and Proust by the fire, but the greatest pleasure may be in becoming an insider in such an exotic place... From INTELLIGENT LIFE MAGAZINE, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments BEING THEREPlacesPlaces

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