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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NIGHTS

Photo Essay: when the big games come to town, football grounds turn into cathedrals—or spaceships. Peter Kindersley captures them, from Munich to Turin and Madrid, and tells Tim de Lisle about his tour read more »
  • MISSING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

    Every month, hundreds in north Africa and the Middle East leave by boat to seek new lives in Europe. But many vanish without trace. Caroline Moorehead meets the mothers of the disappeared read more »
  • GOODBYE SYLVIE GUILLEM

    The most celebrated dancer of the age is hanging up her shoes. Sarah Crompton asks Sylvie Guillem why, watches her in rehearsal and consults her collaborators read more »
  • RALPH LAUREN: BRAND AID

    It used to be so simple—rich man gives money to hospital. When Ralph Lauren agreed to sponsor a new cancer clinic at the Royal Marsden in London, it was a lot more complicated. Rebecca Willis talks to him, and the hospital, to get the wider picture read more »
  • ROBIN TICCIATI, MAESTROCHEF

    The stereotypical conductor is an elderly mittel-European tyrant. Robin Ticciati is 31, British, “radically collaborative”, and he plans a concert like a four-course meal. Clemency Burton-Hill follows his rise all the way from Glyndebourne to Vienna read more »
  • 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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