Intelligence

THE LIGHTNING INSIDE US

The Music of Science: Oliver Morton admires a new book which throws light on the essence of living—and it’s all down to the flow of energy read more »
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHESS

    Built to Last: much more than a game, chess is an alternative history of humanity—and an eternal design. Simon Willis traces its moves across 1,500 years read more »
  • A LEFT BANK FAVOURITE

    The Wine-List Inspector: Tim Atkin drinks like a fish at one of the best wine bars in Paris read more »
  • A DISH BORN OF FIRE

    Lipsmacking: ox in coal oil at The French in Manchester is a smoky yet sweet masterpiece. To Isabel Lloyd, it sums up the city itself read more »
  • THE TROUBLE WITH SUCCESS

    Reading the Game: for some sportsmen, it’s enough to climb the mountain once. Ed Smith thinks they might have a point read more »
  • MEETING THEIR WATERLOO

    Short Read: for his pick of the talks, and in celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo, Anthony Gardner recommends Britain's largest history festival read more »
  • WHAT’S THE BEST SENSE?

    The Big Question: most of us have the fundamental five, and all of us have some that are more abstract. But which do we love best? Julian Barnes, Julie Myerson, Andrew Solomon and four others take their pick read more »