Culture Briefing— Global


Top tipping for 2012 and a round-up of the best books, music, and cinema, including Martin Westlake's Asian photography.

Alex Preston, David Guetta, London Okympics, New Year, Robert Sellers, Umberto Eco

Things are going to happen

The tipsters will have had their annual field day at the beginning of the year. Now it’s our turn.
By Robert Bound

By the time you read this, you’ll have read a lot of editorial in your daily paper about New Year health regimes, new ways to look at the world in a more spiritual and dare-they-say-it “holistic” way and a number of celebrity chefs, soap actresses and minor-league Cabinet ministers will have been quizzed on the content of their New Year’s Resolutions.

January’s a good month for prediction. It’s a season when…


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