• WHAT DO PEOPLE DO IN ANTARCTICA?

    A CHILLY FLIGHT | March 4th 2008 zutalegh/flickr Michelangelo D'Agostino describes his journey from New Zealand to Antartica, the coldest, most inhospitable place on earth. The flight has a surprisingly convivial air, and the brilliant white of the ice-shelf is breathtaking ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments Michelangelo D'AgostinoPlacesPlaces
  • THE SPRING ISSUE IS HERE

    INTELLIGENT LIFE ON NEWSSTANDS | March 3rd 2008 zoezolka/Flickr "What will you do when the waters rise and the people next door catch something nasty from chicken?", asks Edward Carr, editor of Intelligent Life magazine, in the new Spring issue. Millenarianism is in the air, it seems, and several articles suggest ways to greet the apocalypse ...  Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEAS
  • FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE CAPITOL CITY

    shioshvili/flickr Woe to the European transplant in Washington, DC, who drives passively, eats moderately and doesn't go to church, writes Rebecca Nicolson.  But with a little patience (and help from Dr Seuss), she discovers that embracing the city simply required a new lexicon ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Winter 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments BEING THEREPlacesPlaces
  • BEAUTIFUL BLOWHARDS

    A FINE COLLECTION OF HANDKERCHIEFS | March 2nd 2008 A Scene in Kensington Gardens, Christie's      Leave it to the gentlemen of Victorian England to turn the handkerchief into something subversive. Fiammetta Rocco, the Books and Arts editor of The Economist, admires some unexpectedly profound hankies for sale at an upcoming Christie's auction ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArts
  • FROM RUSSIA WITH VENOM

    OF FACTS AND FAIRY-TALES | March 1st 2008 _Zeta/Flickr_ With the cold war won, pundits in the West anticipated the clean and easy spread of market forces and liberal democracy. What foolish optimism, writes Edward Lucas in his new book, "The New Cold War". Stephen Hugh-Jones praises the tome and laments today's Russia ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artsbooks
  • MY OWN PRIVATE BERLINALE

    EAST GERMANY ON THE SCREEN | February 29th 2008 *Solar ikon*/Flickr The former East Germany has graced the big screen lately, but often in misleading blockbusters. After the glimmer and glitz of the Berlinale, Cornelia Rudat considers two new documentaries that capture the real lives of others ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artsfilmmovies
  • HAUNTED BY GRAVES

    GETS BETTER WITH AGE | February 28th 2008 At a tasting of Graves wines, Bruce Palling considers the region's smoky, tarry, tobacco-infused flavours. This autumnal taste only becomes apparent once the wine is around 15 years old. Start buying whatever you can from 2005 ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestyleWine
  • MEMOIRS OF A NOBODY

    YOUR AUTOGRAPH PLEASE | February 28th 2008 radiant guy/flickr Nick Hornby began the trend of the nobody-turned-somebody autobiography. In a culture of blogs, sex diaries and childhood-abuse memoirs, can Jasper Rees hack it with his narrative about the french horn? ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Winter 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsLiterature
  • LOOKING AT "LA LOGE"

    THE DRAMA OF THE THEATRE BOX | February 27th 2008 Pierre Auguste Renoir, "La Loge", The Courtauld Gallery Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE With "La Loge" in 1874, Renoir turned his attention to the stylish lives of theatre patrons, many of whom gazed anywhere but the stage. "There's a whole parade of seeing and being seen," explains John House, a professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where the exhibition "Renoir at the Theatre" opened recently. Sarah Dallas talks with Mr House about the show, and about the juicy theatre of the viewing box ... [AUDIO read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsFINE & PERFORMING ARTS
  • EPICURUS EXONERATED

    masterymistery/flickr Why is pleasure so suspicious? None of the greatest western philosophers has produced a proper guide for today's enlightened hedonist, writes Anthony Gottlieb. But Epicurus, that much-maligned Greek, was on to something ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Autumn 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasISSUES & IDEAS

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