FROM THE EDITOR
HOW DID SPORT GET SO BIG?
As recently as the 1960s sport was kept in its place. Now it’s everywhere. Tim de Lisle works out how that happened
PHOTO ESSAY EXTREME DOGS
Pictures of remarkable creatures by Tim Flach
The age of puberty appears to be plummeting. Fiona Neill goes to Copenhagen to find out why
HOCKNEY AT HOME
At 72 David Hockney remains a bundle of energy. Karen Wright keeps a diary of their friendship
IN SEARCH OF NELLY
Eighty years ago, Irving Wardle lost his mother. He remembers the day he first heard about her, and what happened afterwards
Three months in six pages: Tom Hanks, the Verbier Festival, Roxy Music, and the second woman ever to have a play premiered at the Olivier, London
GAMING Is it legitimate to use a crib? Tom Standage’s verdict
LINE OF BEAUTY The bathing beauty, from ancient Rome to today
MAN IN A SUIT Edward Watson, ballet dancer, blazes in blue
SNAPSHOT Coasteering with a twist in Mexico
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