• UGLY BY DESIGN

    "PRETTY" FURNITURE? HOW QUAINT | January 9th 2008 Maarten Baas What's with all the ugly new chairs? The cartoonish lamps? Cliff Kuang tries to explain why someone might spend tens of thousands of dollars on a coffee table that looks like a wad of nicotine gum ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsDesign
  • THE DOLPHINS PLAY WEMBLEY

    FANDOM WITHOUT FRONTIERS | January 8th 2008 Jon Hall/Flickr Lawrence Booth reports on the pains and pleasures of being a Miami Dolphins fan in Britain, or even a Northampton Town fan in Hollywood. It can be done. Why you might want to do it is another matter ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, December 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments LifestyleSport
  • A DONATION HAS BEEN MADE IN YOUR NAME

    ALLISON SCHRAGER | THE MICROPHILANTHROPIST | January 7th 2008 squacco/Flickr When making holiday gifts, we spend small sums of money to buy shows of affection. But find a mechanism by which others can benefit from the transaction, and we have, with luck, increased the sum of human happiness ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments IdeasPhilanthropy
  • A SHERLOCKIAN AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

    THE TALENTED MR RAPLEY | January 5th 2008 abrinsky/Flickr Chris Rapley, the newly appointed director of London's Science Museum, talks to Robert Butler about Sherlock Holmes, climate change, and shifting the museum's focus from the past to the future ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, December 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments GreenIdeas
  • WILLIAM BLOODY SHAKESPEARE

    STEPHEN HUGH-JONES | ON LANGUAGE AND LIFE | January 4th 2008 Yelnoc/Flickr William Shakespeare was "a decent jobbing wordsmith", ventures the London Times. Whether you like him or not, he was a great deal more than that, thunders Stephen Hugh-Jones ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments LifestyleLiterature
  • BEN SAUNDERS, ARCTIC EXPLORER

    HE GOES WITH THE FLOE | January 3rd 2008 All photos Ben Saunders/Flickr What does it mean to be an explorer in a world where everything has been explored? Ben Saunders explains to Joanne Ramos why he still wants to load up his sledge and head for the North Pole ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE MAGAZINE, December 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments GreenPlacestravel
  • PETER GAY'S "MODERNISM"

    DEAD, AND THE PROSE TO PROVE IT | January 3rd 2008 Mark Baker/Flickr You knew modernism was dead, but you didn't quite believe it, says Morgan Meis. Now you can persuade yourself by reading Peter Gay's "Modernism", the literary equivalent of going to the funeral ... From THE SMART SET read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtArts
  • CALL ME A CAB!

    YOU'RE A CAB, SIR | January 2nd 2008 Mgmt Design for the Design Trust for Public Space Does this transaction look familiar? Then join us in wishing the New York taxi a happy 100th birthday, and admiring a new volume of taxi manga from the Design Trust for Public Space ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsMiscellany
  • NORMAN MAILER'S HIPSTER THEORY

    WHATEVER BECAME OF THE WHITE NEGRO? | December 31st 2007 Future Man-Cop/Flickr Norman Mailer endorsed murder, or so his critics would have you believe. Christian Lorentzen goes back to the essay in question and finds Mailer guilty only of a prophetic inquiry into violence and rebellion ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE   read more » COMMENTS: Comments LifestyleLiterature
  • WINE AND ME: THE FIRST FEW BOTTLES

    BRUCE PALLING | UNCORKED | December 30th 2007 rosso rame/Flickr Bruce recounts the beginnings of a relationship that would take him from a casual meeting in the shack of an Australian artist to a passionate love affair in the hotels of Paris and the sale-rooms of London ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food and drinkLifestyle

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