CONTENTS MARCH/APRIL 2013

THIS SEASON

The best things to see and hear in March and April, from the reopening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to Ben Whishaw on the West End stage

 

INTELLIGENCE

THE BIG QUESTION
What is the best smell? Six writers’ choice

THE WINE-LIST INSPECTOR
Tim Atkin drinks in the Western Cape

FOOD
Eat Their Words: the recipes of Greg Malouf
Lipsmacking: carbonara with a difference in Rome
My Madeleine: Tash Aw, novelist, on his comfort food

THE MUSIC OF SCIENCE
Oliver Morton on the man who spotted archaea

THINKING
Whatever happened to gullibility?

THE PASSENGER
Jonathan Meades on frisky Jaguars, past and present

A GAME, A GADGET AND AN APP
The pleasures of “Dishonored”

 

STYLE 

MAIN FEATURE
Forty women, one message: a fashion manifesto

THE SCEPTICAL SHOPPER
Smartphone cameras

THE LINE OF BEAUTY
The hundred-year history of the zip

MAN IN A SUIT
Flower power with Andreas Verheijen

 

FEATURES 

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL
Where does classical music’s meteor go next? Profile by Clemency Burton-Hill

HIS OWN MEDICINE
Last year Britain’s leading expert on prostate cancer was diagnosed with it himself. Simon Garfield reports on what happened next

PHOTO ESSAY
Snowboarding in Alaska and Canada, by a photographer who happily jumps out of a helicopter to get the shot

A ROYAL QUEST
Prince Paul of Yugoslavia died a traitor in the eyes of his countrymen. His daughter, Princess Elizabeth, has waged a long battle to clear his name. Emma Williams follows her

  

CULTURE

AUTHORS ON MUSEUMS
Kathleen Jamie in Stromness, Orkney

MOOD MUSIC
Songs for a rainy day, picked by Richard Williams

AT THE CINEMA
Tom Shone on the golden triangle: director, star, protagonist

BOOKS
Notes on a Voice: J.M. Coetzee
Found in Translation: Teolinda Gersão
Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson on Dave Eggers et al

VISUAL CV
Peter Morgan, ventriloquist to the Queen, by Matthew Sweet

  

PLACES

MAIN FEATURE
Charm and strife in São Tomé, by Samantha Weinberg

GOING NATIVE
When in...Copenhagen

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
William Fiennes in Europe’s deepest gorge

SEVEN WONDERS
Chosen by Elif Shafak, novelist

CARTOPHILIA
Fish trails across the Pacific

THE MISSION
Will Smith becomes an editor