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Issue: July/August 2019
Eureka moments in Syracuse
In a charming Sicilian museum you can test the theories of antiquity’s greatest mathematician
Playing the Wall game
Ella Hickson’s new play is a clever—and technically inventive—portrayal of East Germany in the 1960s
Who’s the next Mr Preview?
Today’s anonymous conductors could take a leaf out of André Previn’s crowd-pleasing book
Women joining the boys’ club
Female artists are at last getting their fair share of exhibitions, but the market is failing to catch up
The pedant of Pompeii
"If you start your account with such a humdinging narrative as the eruption of Vesuvius, then nothing is ever going to be as gripping again"
Post-doctoral studies may be a waste of time in the future world of work
Underrated: Vocational training
Skilled jobs such as carpentry and nursing will be at a premium in an automated world
Only the movies have kept the faith
An uncivilised place for uncivilised people
Dining at the headquarters of International Bland
"‘My phobia is simple: I am constantly terrified that a crime is going to be committed and that I am going to be implicated in some way." A new short story
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"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above