Welcome to civilisation, p20
Madrid’s fourth great gallery, p51
Bad customer service, p36
Arts 51 Laura Gascoigne Spain’s cultural industry is thriving 52 Exhibitions
Derek Hyatt; Meetings on the Moor: The Bishopdale Paintings; Frank Dobson Sculptor 1886–1963 Andrew Lambirth 54 Viewpoint Will Gore Dance Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Giannandrea Poesio 56 Theatre The Last of the Haussmans
Lloyd Evans 57 Opera Billy Budd; Die Walküre
Deborah Ross 59 Television Simon Hoggart 61 Radio Kate Chisholm Culture notes Angela Summerfield Travel: City Breaks 63 Istanbul Owen Matthews 64 Salzburg Michael Henderson Paris Melanie McDonagh Life 69 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 70 Real life Melissa Kite 71 Long life Alexander Chancellor Wild life Aidan Hartley 73 Bridge Susanna Gross And finaly . . . 74 Chess Raymond Keene 75 Competition; Crossword 76 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 77 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen 78 Food Tanya Gold Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
Michael Tanner 58 Cinema The Amazing Spider-Man
I have no doubt that Ted Heath was gay – though the way Leveson is going, it could soon be illegal to discuss this Matthew Parris, p29
If you steal from a lesser dramatist, you can improve what you’ve stolen. But if you mug a genius, his genius will embarrass you Lloyd Evans, p56
It would have seemed to me rather conceited to turn my honour down – or ‘smug and foolish’ as an Indian friend of mine has said Alexander Chancellor, p71
Peter Wood, who wrote the cover piece in this week’s magazine, is an anthropologist and the author of A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now.
Douglas Davis, who considers Egypt’s new president on p. 22, is a former senior editor of the Jerusalem Post. He was exiled from apartheid South Africa.
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Douglas Murray, who discusses Stalin’s birthplace on p. 30, is an associate director of the Henry Jackson Society and a contributing editor at The Spectator.
Nicola Shulman’s latest book is Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt. On p. 48, she reviews a new life of Edmund Spenser.
Simon Hoggart writes for the Guardian, and has reviewed television for The Spectator under four editors. His final review is on p. 59. He will continue to conduct our wine club.