• BRITISH PUBS

    LUSH LIFE | July 29th 2008 JL2003/flickr Pubs are Britain's national pastime, writes a Britain correspondent for The Economist. Three-quarters of the population indulge. But given the sticky tables, bad food and fragrant toilets, what's the draw? From ECONOMIST.COM   read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestyle
  • NINTENDO, ME AND YOUR MOM

    BRETT MCCALLON | AT PLAY | July 28th 2008 absolutwade/flickr Of course game publishers want to attract casual players and mainstream consumers. But all these cuddly new user-friendly games (Wii Fit?) have hardcore gamers feeling neglected and bored, writes Brett McCallon ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments GAMINGIdeas
  • A CONVERSATION WITH JACOB ROTHSCHILD

    ALL IN THE FAMILY | July 27th 2008 Jon's pics/flickr Born with a golden spoon in his mouth, Jacob Rothschild always had big walls to fill (and inventive ways of doing so). "I can't stop collecting, I'm afraid," he tells Art.view ... From ECONOMIST.COM read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • WHAT SHE'S UP AGAINST

    OLD DOGS, OLD TRICKS | July 25th 2008 Kathryn Rathke Jonathan Meades has dubbed Zaha Hadid the "First Great Female Architect" in his profile of her in the summer issue of Intelligent Life. Global architecture is a male gerontocracy. Here's a list of the old men behind the best-known new buildings ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFEATURES
  • LOVE ME, LOVE MY BOOKS

    DEAL OR NO DEAL | July 24th 2008 luis de bethencourt/flickr Some books are so dear, so essential, that if a potential partner finds it risible, any meeting of the minds (or body) is impossible, writes Molly Flatt ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE   read more » COMMENTS: Comments booksLifestyleMolly Flatt
  • 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 ArtArtsbooksMUSICPERFORMING ARTSSCIENCE
  • 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

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