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M A G E S
West Is Worse, p50
The king’s Oscars speech, p20
Blonde ambition, p51
Arts 44 Treasures of Afghanistan St John Simpson 46 Dance Shoes — The Musical
Giannandrea Poesio 46 Exhibitions Watercolour
Andrew Lambirth 48 Theatre The Heretic; Penelope
Lloyd Evans 50 Cinema West Is West
Deborah Ross 51 Opera Anna Nicole
MichaelTanner 52 Olden but golden Charles Spencer 53 Radio Kate Chisholm Television James Delingpole 55 Gardens Ursula Buchan Culture notes Clarke Hayes
Life 65 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 66 Real life Melissa Kite 67 Bridge Susanna Gross Mini-bar offer
And finaly . . . 68 Chess Raymond Keene 69 Competition; Crossword 70Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 71 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen
People talk about David Cameron having an air of entitlement, but he’s got nothing on Saif Gaddafi Hugo Rifkind, p23
If these dictators are overthrown, where will the slobs end up? On the Riviera and in Belgravia – this could affect me personally Taki, p65
I thought I would draw admiring gazes as I paraded around town with my young beau. Not exactly Melissa Kite, p66
TRAVEL SPECIAL p57
Mary Beard (Diary, p. 9) is a professor of classics at Cambridge. Her recent books include The Parthenon and Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town.
Cosmo Landesman (‘Prize dupes’, p. 20) is the film critic of the Sunday Times.
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Paul Johnson (‘Dirty rotten scholars’, p. 24) is a journalist and historian, and the author of more than 40 books.
Charlotte Moore (Books, p. 35) is the author of Hancox: A House and a Family. St John Simpson (Arts, p. 44) is Assistant Keeper of Ancient Iran and Arabia at the
British Museum, and author of Afghanistan: A Cultural History.