• THE RIGHT THING FOR THE WRONG REASON

    ALLISON SCHRAGER | THE MICROPHILANTHROPIST | January 17th 2008 People can give for selfish reasons. Sometimes that matters. Take the college alumnus who gives to ease his son's admission--and so undermines the meritocracy for which the school is prized ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsPhilanthropy
  • NOMAD'S LAND

    PETE BULL | THE AIRSTREAM DIARIES (1) | January 13th 2008 Tracey and Pete decide to sell their London flat, quit their jobs and take to the roads of Britain in search of a new life. The decision was the easy bit, as Pete explains in this first part of an occasional diary ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments PlacesPlaces
  • SEX AND SENSIBILITY

    STEPHEN HUGH-JONES | ON LANGUAGE AND LIFE | January 11th 2008 DG Jones/Flickr A pleasure to see so much Jane Austen on television and film, says Stephen Hugh-Jones, and it would be even more of a pleasure if modern adaptors could get the social nuances right, and the sexual ones in proportion ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments LifestyleLiterature
  • EUROPE'S FUSS-FREE FRONTIERS

    FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE IRON CURTAIN | January 9th 2008 daveyll/Flickr Adam LeBor drives casually from Hungary into Austria for a skiing holiday, and remembers when the borders between East and West were places of drama, skullduggery, even danger ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments BordersPlaces
  • 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

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