Contributors / Chiara Rimella

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Heat wave

With big-screen portraits of beloved writers and pop visionaries, rediscovered novels and moving beaches, this will be a summer to remember.

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Easel living

Why rent expensive studio or gallery space when you can create and showcase at home? Meet the real artists in residence.

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Prime times

From Low Countries noir to a physician’s phenomenal art sale, we pick the books, films, albums and exhibits to give your month a fresh perspective.

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Top draw

Photography can capture the details of clothes as they are in real life but what’s wrong with a little fantasy? Nothing is better at adding romance to the cut of a coat or swoosh of a dress than illustration. We meet three…

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Life in motion

This year’s spring releases have a distinct air of self-reflection to them. From a surreal, life-affirming drama set on a gritty Paris banlieue to a transportive collection of poems recorded over dreamy soundscapes, here…

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Safe in the knowledge

How can media sustain us? Keep conversations simple, challenge untruths, fix neighbourhoods? We visit three projects that are good for their environments.

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Only human

From vital but sobering screen documentaries to a captivatingly introspective US instrumentalist and the story of a besotted auteur, the premier cultural offerings of early 2021 seem to reflect a meditative mood. But…

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18. Balance the books

Independent bookshops often prompt a lifelong love of reading. Now it’s time to support them, in person or through sensible online marketplaces.

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22. Own it

Commissioning an artwork gives you a chance to be part of the creative process, as well as the thrill of not quite knowing what the result will be.

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28. Set your alarm

Getting fit in the new year? Swap the calorie-counting and lunchtime gym sessions for an early start on the open water.

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44. Open books

Make this the year that you write that novel – or at least a good letter.

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49. Lead a merry dance

Welcome your guests, pour a large one and find your groove – let’s make yours a party to remember.

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Expo

Fuss and hurry? They’ve been and gone. Start the new decade as you mean to go on. Take stock and choose the scenic route. Our gentle manifesto sketches a picture of taking it a little easier in the years to come.

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Refined palette

Swiss chef Andreas Caminada is a connoisseur of fine art as well as food. We sample the works hanging on his restaurants’ walls.

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In the frame

Swiss poster design might have a storied past but it’s also the ideal media for today, with its simple, stirring calls to action. Stay glued for a tale of humming presses, graphic-design stalwarts and wise collectors in a…

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Making the mark

Marlene Taschen, CEO of art-book publisher Taschen, talks leadership ethos, her hopes for the publishing industry’s future and why she doesn’t need to prove herself.

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Holding sway

Does regional media still have its part to play in influencing floating voters? As US election day draws ever closer, we meet some of the journalists, publishers and broadcasters whose editorial output could change the…

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The lives of others

From art thievery to murderous intentions, warzones to Japanese suburbs, we highlight the latest releases on screen, page and stereo that will keep you diverted and delighted as winter draws near. There’s plenty to keep…

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Let’s talk shop

The future of retail has never seemed so uncertain – so who is staging a successful fightback and what have they learnt along the way?

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In living memory

Growing up is, famously, hard to do, as our round-up of current and imminent cultural gems reminds us. From bedroom pop to Ugandan girlhood, the Sicilian coast and Japanese suburbs, teenage years and their legacy are to the…

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Word up

There’s a newfound appetite for reliable news and positive storytelling. We meet the people aiming to feed it.

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Call of the weird

As this unusual summer turns to autumn it seems that the most striking cultural offerings around reflect the times. From a spooky take on the civil rights-era US to alien hunters, dystopian societies, catastrophe and, yes…

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On the record

A recording studio requires top technology and full comfort – as we learned when we launched our round-the-clock radio station in 2011. Here’s how to fine-tune yours.

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Summer hit wave

The mercury is rising and so is the standard of music. We take the temperature of the hottest new talent, from a Texan band to a Norwegian singer-songwriter, and whip through the tunes keeping us dancing well after sunset…

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