Issue: July/August 2016

Now Or Never

"Fascinating and highly attractive possibilities open up post-Brexit if we stop panicking and use a bit of imagination."

Lunch With Hollande

The President of the Republic is intelligent, good-humoured, and likeable, but it's hard to shake the feeling that his time in office has been disastrous

Dinner With The Clintons

In 1978, the newly-elected Governor of Arkansas and his wife came to London for a holiday

Maths For Girls

Talking about maths on aesthetic terms might make it more appealing to reluctant teens

Cool For Katz

Alex Katz's bold, instantly recognisable canvases have been widely imitated

Seldom-Seen Selden

John Selden, the foremost lawyer of the 17th century, defined the essence of England — with help from the Talmud

What Cold War?

The concept of the "common reader" is dead

Dating Dilemma

Could the greatest dilemma faced by men and women today come at the end of a meal when the waiter appears with the bill?

Unconventional Convention

Can the Libertarians break through America's two-party system?

Islam and the French Republic

From inner-city Paris to la France profonde, immigration has changed everything

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"