What made Supermac so super, p53
A severe case of Arthur Miller, p71
A history of the world in one museum director, p62
Arts 62 Behind the scenes at the museum Neil MacGregor interviewed MaryWakefield 64 Exhibitions Peter Lanyon
Andrew Lambirth 67 Opera Promised End; Radamisto
Michael Tanner 68 MrsGaskell’s bicentenary William Cook 69 Cinema The Social Network
Deborah Ross 70 Dance Talk Show; Monger
Giannandrea Poesio 71 Theatre Enlightenment; Broken Glass
Lloyd Evans 72 Radio Kate Chisholm 73Television James Delingpole Culture notes Peter Hoskin 75 Gardens Ursula Buchan
Life 79 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 80 Real life Melissa Kite 81The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Susanna Gross 83 Wine club Simon Hoggart
An d fin al y . . . 84 Chess Raymond Keene 85 Competition; Crossword 86Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 87 Sport Roger Alton Yourproblemssolved Mary Killen
Irrepressibly vain, I can’t resist sharing a few of my masterpieces Alain de Botton, p11
I started thinking how great it would be to run outside and punch someone Dan Jones on performanceenhancing drugs, p16
One surefire sign of maturity is the acceptance that you have friends who are more talented than you are Ursula Buchan, p75
Con Coughlin (‘Blame the generals’, p22) is the Daily Telegraph’s executive foreign editor. His latest book is called Khomeini’s Ghost.
Alain de Botton (Diary, p11) is a Swiss author and entrepreneur. S imon Heffer (Books, p57) has recently published Strictly English. He is associate editor of the Daily Telegraph.
ebastian S mee (Books, p60) has written extensively on Lucian Freud and is the art correspondent for the Boston Globe.
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Allan Massie (Life and Letters, p55) has written four plays, ten non-fiction books and 20 novels. His latest is Klaus and Other Stories (Vagabond Voices).