Contents Summer 2010

FROM THE EDITOR  

CONTRIBUTORS

LETTERS  ETC

 

FEATURES

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

PUBERTY BLUES
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

 

THIS SEASON

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

 

INTELLIGENCE

BUILDING ETC  A library designer for the internet age, from Delft to Birmingham   

SPORT  The penalty decider: is there a better way?   

WINE  Tim Atkin inspects the National Portrait Gallery, London   

FOOD  Location meals: Matthew Sweet eats on set   

            Repasts: blanc manger, from Chaucer 

            Stove Notes: Simon Hopkinson on salade niçoise   

CARS  Fans of the old Land Rover, soon to be outlawed   

GAMING  Is it legitimate to use a crib? Tom Standage’s verdict     

GREEN  Follow the plastic: Robert Butler watches hi-tech recycling   

 

STYLE

PROFILE  Jil Sander, the designer who is back in business with Uniqlo   

APPLIED FASHION  A new column: Rebecca Willis joins up fashion and real life

LINE OF BEAUTY  The bathing beauty, from ancient Rome to today   

SHOPPING  The Sceptical Shopper takes a hard look at sunglasses   

MAN IN A SUIT  Edward Watson, ballet dancer, blazes in blue

 

CULTURE

MUSEUMS  Margaret Drabble revisits her favourite museum, in Florence   

MUSIC The Playlist: songs that will ring out at festivals   

BOOKS  Notes on a Voice: Graham Greene, by Nicholas Shakespeare   

               Found in Translation: compressed absurdism from Poland   

               Summer reading: Maggie Fergusson’s choice   

VISUAL CV  Kristin Scott Thomas, an actress with two careers   

 

PLACES

MAIN FEATURE  Holidaying like Goethe: J.M. Ledgard in Marienbad    

QUARTERS  Villas with their own beach  

BEING THERE  Life in Delhi, by The Economist’s correspondent there   

SEVEN WONDERS  A geneticist’s favourite haunts, by Steve Jones   

SNAPSHOT  Coasteering with a twist in Mexico   
 

 

THE MISSION Will Smith becomes a roadie for Jethro Tull   

 

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