• LIFT-OFF

    ANGEL CORELLA'S NEW TURN | July 15th 2008 Ross MacGibbon Spain has ballet stars, but no major ballet company. Now one of those stars, Angel Corella, is launching his own. Julie Kavanagh watches it take shape ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsPERFORMING ARTS
  • AN OUTSIDER IN THE GALLERIES

    ART IN THE BERKSHIRES | July 14th 2008 girl_named_fred/flickr Ariel Ramchandani braves the unseasonable chill to examine what the arts have wrought on the mill towns of Massachusetts. She begins at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, where everybody knows her name ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtPlaces
  • ONCE UPON A GOOD DEED

    MELODRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER | July 14th 2008 The Fine Art Society An American collector's attempt at philanthropy has reaped unexpected rewards, writes Paula Weideger ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtArts
  • HANGING OUT IN LIBERTY CITY

    BRETT MCCALLON | AT PLAY | July 11th 2008 Silvio Sousa Cabral/flickr Sure, Grand Theft Auto is a game in which you can kill a prostitute you just slept with. But did you know you can also sit peacefully on a Liberty City park bench and listen to strolling lovers? Brett McCallon has some homework for you ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Brett McCallonGAMINGIdeas
  • PEOPLE TOUCHING YOU

    NOTES ON A NAIL SALON | July 10th 2008 nate steiner/flickr From the outside, New York's many pokey nail salons seem like nothing special. But Enid Stubin becomes aggrieved when her local sanctuary shuts down. She describes a grand world of modest pleasures ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Ideas
  • FINALLY, A QUIET MEAL

    BUZZ OFF | July 9th 2008 jeffk/flickr Stylish restaurants are notoriously noisy, which is all well and good unless you find your dining partner interesting. David Jenkins investigates the aesthetics of buzz in the dining room ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, Summer 2008 read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestyle
  • LET US HEAR FROM YOU

    LOAD UP THAT SNAIL | July 8th 2008 pfly/flickr Tim de Lisle, editor of Intelligent Life magazine, explains why he has launched a letters page ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Ideas
  • WHERE THE KURDS ARE

    MY TIME IN "THE OTHER IRAQ" | July 7th 2008 James Gordon/flickr Iraqi Kurdistan is not an obvious holiday destination. But Josie Delap, Countries Editor of Economist.com, leapt at the chance to go. She finds few fellow westerners but plenty of odd pleasures ... From ECONOMIST.COM read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlaces
  • WATTEAU'S MOODY SURPRISE

    BUCOLIC IDYLLS OF COURTING COUPLES | July 6th 2008 Watteau painted slowly and died young, leaving few paintings behind. The discovery of a lost painting after 200 years has created a stir, writes Fiammetta Rocco, the Books and Arts editor of The Economist ... From ECONOMIST.COM It is easy to dismiss Jean-Antoine Watteau as the Barbara Cartland of early 18th-century French painting. That would be a mistake. True, his bucolic idylls of courting couples and little lapdogs have a domestic theatricality that has fallen from fashion, but they are unique for their wistful mood about melancholy and the transient nature of love. And there is a sensibility that anticipates the art of the future by painters like Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec--of art being about art, the world of art as seen through the eyes of an artist. read more » COMMENTS: Comments ART AND AUCTIONArtsFiammetta Rocco
  • "THE MAGIC FLUTE" UNDERGROUND

    OPERA FOR THE PEOPLE | July 5th 2008 Oliver Wia Earlier this summer, Christoph Hagel staged "The Magic Flute" in an underground metro station in Berlin. Peppered with Berlin slang and funny allusions, it was a fine break from the usual opera-house fare, writes Cornelia Rudat ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsCornelia RudatPERFORMING ARTS

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