The pick of Picasso, p38
Silence is golden, p41
Arts 38 Andrew Lambirth Exhibition highlights of 2012 40 Theatre Richard II; Herding Cats
Lloyd Evans 41 Cinema The Artist
Deborah Ross Opera Wagner and Verdi Michael Tanner 43 Radio Kate Chisholm 44 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes Scott Jordan Harris Travel Extra 46 Ride of a lifetime
A horseback safari Charles Moore 50 Return to Zimbabwe
Kate Eshelby 53 Man against mountain
Tackling the black runs James Delingpole 54 First steps on skis
55 Breaking the ice Alaska looks best by ship
Patrick Allitt 58 Cruising for Christmas
Life 63 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 65 Real life Melissa Kite Bridge Janet de Botton And finaly . . . 66 Chess Raymond Keene 67 Competition; Crossword 68Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 69 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen 70 Food Tanya Gold Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
It is one thing to join a Facebook campaign, quite another to have your face smashed into a wall Anne Applebaum, p14
Nearing the end, Nancy Mitford said she would give anything for one last day of hunting. As I fly over those hedges, I know exactly what she meant Melissa Kite, p20
As we sang, I looked around in the darkness at the sporadically illuminated faces, and I was overcome with love for every one of us, even for myself Jeremy Clarke, p63
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post, and a contributing editor of The Spectator. Her Gulag: A History won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004.
Dennis Sewell is the author of Catholics: Britain’s Largest Minority and a contributing editor of The Spectator.
the spectator | 31 December 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk
Jane Ridley is a senior tutor at the University of Buckingham. Her biography of Edward VII is out next year. Stuart Wheeler is a businessman and politician. He is treasurer of Ukip.
Ysenda Maxtone Graham’s most recent book is Mr Tibbits’s Catholic School.