• BONDSKY PROSPEKT

    THE RUSSIANS COME TO LONDON | June 8th 2008 Sotheby's Three London auction houses host sales of Russian art next week, catering to some of the most flamboyant spenders in the market today. Fiammetta Rocco, the Books and Arts editor of The Economist, examines the purchasing habits of this relatively new group of collectors ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArtsFiammetta Rocco
  • EURO 2008: SWITZERLAND 1, AUSTRIA 0

    HE'S READY | June 6th 2008 Lucky Switzerland will get to host some of the continent's best and brightest footballers for this summer's big European football tournament, Euro 2008. Pity their Austrian neighbours, writes Gabriele Marcotti ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 This summer's big European football tournament, Euro 2008, is split between Switzerland and Austria--but not evenly. The neutrals in Switzerland (are there any other kind?) will see some of the continent's best and brightest footballers, while their Austrian neighbours have to make do with what some have rather rudely dubbed the Anschluss group--Austria, Germany, Poland and Croatia--plus the odd brilliant young Spaniard (Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas) and the gifted, lanky, volatile Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic (pictured). Contrast this with what UEFA's ping-pong balls arranged for the two Swiss-based groups. They get the world champions (Italy), the world runners-up (France), the always entertaining Dutch, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portuguese team-mates, plus dangerous outsiders like Romania and the Czech Republic. No prizes for guessing where the world's media will be based. read more » COMMENTS: Comments LifestyleSportTHIS SEASON
  • BRIGHT OLD THINGS

    90+ | June 5th 2008 Jillian Edelstein More and more people are reaching their 90s--and living a full life. We sent Maureen Cleave, a mere 73, to ask four of them what lies ahead. Here, she introduces the series and meets her first 90-something, the author and campaigner Leo Abse ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments FEATURESIdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • NORDIC CLASSROOMS

    OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH | June 4th atomicjeep/flickr It must be galling to live next door to the world's best schools, observes Helen Joyce, education correspondent of The Economist. So it goes for Sweden, which must gaze at Finland's classrooms forlornly ... From ECONOMIST.COM read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEASPlacesTRAVEL DIARY
  • THIS WEEK: A SELECTIVE GUIDE

    CLANGING, BANGING, TANGO AND BAD ART | June 4th 2008 Creative Time 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 ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTSTHIS WEEK
  • THE SUMMER ISSUE IS HERE

    INTELLIGENT LIFE ON NEWSSTANDS | June 3rd 2008 How old is old, these days? Are men boring? And how do you make a rat laugh, anyway? The answers to all of these questions--and many more (eg, "Can a video game make you fit?")--can be found in the latest issue of Intelligent Life, now gleaming from newsstands in the UK and Europe. read more » COMMENTS: Comments Arts
  • AIN'T NO SUNSHINE

    TOTAL ECLIPSE | June 3rd 2008 luc.viatour/flickr Eclipse chasers are expected to collect along the Chinese Mongolian border this summer, writes Caroline Carter. The rest of us should be able to catch a glimpse of this penumbral phenomenon from our own back gardens ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments Caroline CarterPlacesPlacesTHIS SEASON
  • EGGS, LEMONS AND WILLIAM SCOTT

    DECEPTIVE SIMPLICITY | June 2nd 2008 Christie's A painter's painter, William Scott's still-lifes are now prized among collectors. They may look simple, but their taut austerity rewards careful study, writes Fiammetta Rocco, the Books and Arts editor of The Economist ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtART AND AUCTIONArtsFiammetta Rocco
  • GLOBAL TRADING: FLEA MARKETS

    TREASURE HUNTERS | June 1st 2008 Five outdoor sites for a bargain ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlaces
  • WORLD'S SEXIEST BRAKES

    SCREECH | May 31st 2008 Ferrari S. P. A. Ferrari is putting carbon-ceramic brakes in all its cars. Paul Markillie goes from 160kph to zero in four seconds flat ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Spring 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments carsDesignLifestylePaul MarkillieSportSPRING 2008

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