Would you like to come up and look at my contemporary parallels?, p46
Warning: don’t try this without Ian Fleming, p15
3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary David Brooks 10 Politics James Forsyth 11 The Spectator’s Notes 17 Rod Liddle 19 Ancient and modern 20 Barometer 22 Mind your language 23 Hugo Rifkind 26 Letters 27 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
Melissa Kite is away.
The Big Apple turns sour, p18
12 Lost in Libya Our campaign against Gaddafi is drifting into farce Andrew Gilligan 13 Anthony Thwaite
‘Memories’: a poem 15 Junk Bonds The folly of trying to imitate
Ian Fleming’s 007 Sinclair McKay 18 The killjoys of New York The world’s most entertaining city is in the hands of control freaks Brendan O’Neill 20 Meeting Ratko Mladic In the flesh, the Butcher of Bosnia was disgusting as well as scary Charlotte Eagar 22 A touch of clarse Should socially aspirant northerners try to live without the short ‘a’? Mark Mason 25 Why don’t women have pockets?
Fashion still bears the scars of female subordination Paul Johnson
BOOKS & ARTS
Books 30 Philip Hensher Dante in Love,
by A.N. Wilson 32 Rupert Christiansen And the
Show Went on, by Alan Riding 33 Judith Flanders The Unreliable
Life of Harry the Valet, by Duncan Hamilton Andrew Taylor on recent crime fiction 34 Ian Thomson London Under,
by Peter Ackroyd; The Stones of London, by Leo Hollis 35 Andro Linklater Story of a
Secret State, by Jan Karski 36 James Hamilton Vesuvius,
by Gillian Darley Anthony Cummins Then, by
Julie Myerson 37 William Leith Moonwalking with
Einstein, by Joshua Foer Anthony Thwaite ‘Night Thoughts
Revisited’: a poem 38 Ferdinand Mount Three Journeys,
by Byron Rogers 39 Bookends Colin Amery
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the spectator | 4 June 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Putting your art on the map, p40
Technology vs storytelling, p63
A big draw in Cambridge, p42
Arts 40 Land art on an epic scale Susan Moore 42 Exhibitions Italian Drawings: Highlights from the Collection; Beyond the Human Clay Andrew Lambirth 44 Roelandt Savery: Painter in the
Service of Rudolph II Laura Gascoigne 46 Theatre The School for Scandal;
The Acid Test Lloyd Evans 48 Opera Macbeth; Ariodante
Michael Tanner 49 Cinema Senna
Deborah Ross Music
Damian Thompson 50 Dance Triple Bill Giannandrea Poesio 51 Radio Kate Chisholm Television James Delingpole 52 Culture notes
Life 57 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 59 Wild life Aidan Hartley
Andfinaly . . . 53 Spectator Wine
Simon Hoggart 59 Bridge Susanna Gross 60 Chess Raymond Keene 61 Competition; Crossword 62Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 63 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen
Ratko Mladic was far too good a general not to know what his men were getting up to in Srebrenica Charlotte Eagar, p20
Dante sinks corrupt politicians in boiling pitch, but they are nowhere near as far down as impersonators. If I were Rory Bremner, I’d worry Philip Hensher, p30
It’s come to something when you are looked down on by a tramp Toby Young, p62
David Brooks (p. 9) is a columnist for the New York Times and author, most recently, of The Social Animal. Sinclair McKay (p. 15) is the author of The Secret Life of Bletchley Park and The Man with the Golden Touch: How the Bond films Conquered the World.
the spectator | 4 June 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk
Charlotte Eagar (p. 20) began covering Bosnia in 1992, and from 1993 to 1996 was Balkans correspondent of the Observer. Her first novel, The Girl in the Film (2008), is set in Sarajevo.
Rupert Christiansen (p. 32) is the opera critic of the Daily Telegraph.
Ferdinand Mount (p. 38) is a former political columnist for The Spectator and a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement. His most recent book is Full Circle.