• THE STAYING POWER OF MONARCHY

    STEPHEN HUGH-JONES | ON LANGUAGE AND LIFE | December 21st 2007 lizsmith/flickr The British monarchy owes its survival to the forces of habit and inertia, and, lately, to a special admiration for Queen Elizabeth. Stephen Hugh-Jones lets a little daylight in on the magic ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Ideas
  • HIM INDOORS: THE STAY-AT-HOME DADS

    AN ALPHA WOMAN'S BETA HALF | December 22nd 2007 All photographs by Fergus Greer Miranda Green talks to middle-class men who have given up other jobs to concentrate on child-care, and discovers a fine balance of happiness and frustration behind their masculine reserve ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, December 2007 read more » COMMENTS: Comments Ideas
  • LUNCH AT TAILLEVENT

    BRUCE PALLING | UNCORKED | December 20th 2007 swamibu/Flickr Suspicious that the Channel Tunnel is a plot by Michelin to divert diners to Paris, Bruce goes along with it all the same, and ends up at Taillevent, arguably the Frenchest restaurant in the world ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Food & DrinkLifestyle
  • MY TIME IN THE INDEXING TRADE

    MEMORIES OF AN ANCIENT KINGDOM | December 19th 2007 Hans Dekker/Flickr The Sydney Wolfe Cohen index was a thing of beauty, crafted in a warren of rooms on lower Fifth Avenue. Enid Stubin joined this small colony of publishing souls in purgatory. She recalls her toils in Bartlebyland ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Arts
  • A SHARE OF THIS ARTICLE GOES TO CHARITY

    ALLISON SCHRAGER | THE MICROPHILANTHROPIST | December 18th 2007 Can you really help Africa by buying a t-shirt or the right sort of coffee? Perhaps so, says Allison Schrager, but you could probably do better by putting in a bit more intellectual effort and giving the money directly ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments africaArtscharityphilantropy
  • ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH NOTEBOOK

    A PARTY FOR THE ARTY | December 18th 2007 Art Basel's winter festival in Miami attracts the world's leading asymmetrical haircuts, and some art dealers too. Jessica Gallucci throws darts, buys stamps, and explores the Afghan border in miniature ... From ECONOMIST.COM* read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtsPERFORMING ARTS
  • GROWLS FROM GRIZZLY BEAR RANCH

    A MOUNTAINOUS SUMMIT | December 17th 2007 Julius Strauss At his ranch in the Selkirk mountains of British Columbia, Julius Strauss finds that quad-biking tourists and government-approved bear-culling are turning him into a militant conservationist ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments grizzlyPlacestravel
  • GET LOST, GREENPEACE

    STEPHEN HUGH-JONES | ON LANGUAGE AND LIFE | December 14th 2007 banlon1964/Flickr The green lobby is right about a lot of things. But it would be much more admirable, says Stephen Hugh-Jones, if it could learn to wear its virtue more modestly, and leave a touch more room for self-doubt ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments GreenIdeas
  • INTERNET PIRACY IS GOOD FOR FILMS

    FOR "MAN FROM EARTH", AT ANY RATE | December 13th 2007 occhiovivo/Flickr Evgeny Morozov tells how a buzz among file-sharers turned a small indie film into an American cult hit, and wonders if there is a model here for leveraging internet piracy as a marketing and even a financing strategy ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments Artsfilmpiracy
  • IN HEAVEN WITH OTTO DIX

    AND IN CHEMNITZ, OF ALL PLACES | December 12th 2007 Otto Dix's "Self Portrait with Walker's Hat" (1912), detail, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2007 Cornelia Rudat heads back to Chemnitz, at the bottom of the Erzgebirge Mountains, for another cultural milestone. The Saxon city now boasts the Museum Gunzenhauser, a treasury of German expressionism ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE read more » COMMENTS: Comments ArtArtsChemnitzDixPERFORMING ARTS

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