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AN EYE FOR SEA AND SKY

Photo Essay: Igor Emmerich grew up on a coast that had been ruined by tourism. But, as he explained to Simon Willis, he now slips away to capture unspoilt shores and their clouds read more »
  • HOW EDDIE REDMAYNE DID IT

    What does it take to play Professor Stephen Hawking? Grit, empathy, attention to detail and the ability to shut down facial muscles one by one. Clemency Burton-Hill follows Redmayne through a process that earned him an Oscar
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  • DEATH TO DEATH ROW

    Capital punishment is slowly dying out, one country at a time—largely thanks to two British lawyers. How do they do it? Lucy Hughes-Hallett joins them in Belize read more »
  • AMONG THE REINDEER

    A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway read more »
  • NATHAN MYHRVOLD, MYTH BUSTER

    He was the physicist who went to Microsoft and made his fortune. These days he’s a tycoon, philanthropist, dino-hunter, bestselling author and barbecue champion, who has discovered the most scientific way to enjoy claret. Alex Renton profiles him read more »
  • MOUNTAINS ARE A FEELING

    Charles Emerson likes shooting mountains so much, he does it several times, in different light, then merges the shots. In our new photo essay he captures their moods and meanings. He spoke to Simon Willis about how he does it read more »
  • JOHN GREEN: TEENAGER, AGED 36

    Top 12 of 2014. No.2: young-adult writer, YouTube star and world-champion worrier. The author of "The Fault in Our Stars" has become the voice of a generation. Emma Brockes profiles the man behind the phenomenon read more »