120

February 2019

Get into your stride for 2019. Speedy deliveries, very fast-running retail and everything you need to be primed, charged up and ready for action.

Issue 120
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Editor’s letter

When our editor in chief sets out for a jog around a city, his brain is whirring even faster than his legs. Here he reflects on urban projects in London and Zürich that have stumbled at the first hurdle.

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The opener

We consider the loss of Cairo’s Maspero Triangle and dabble with dance. But first up: Miami finds the art in parking, Swiss gallerists have a Highland fling and Lewis Hamilton drives his point home.

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Beauty and the beast

If the forces of mediocrity aren’t challenged then ambitious architecture is too easily threatened with eradication, as the case of 15 Clerkenwell Close only too sadly shows.

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Chew on this

Diets don’t work. And here’s why.

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Holy rest

Foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni finds sanctuary in churches.

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Fat of the land

Qatar has an obesity epidemic; we meet the people working to change this, then explore initiatives around the world.

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Southern belle

In the first of a new series looking at US cities and the people fixing them, we stop off at Albuquerque to find out why New Mexico’s most populous city is on the up.

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State of the nation: Belgium

Hosting the institutions of the EU can be a double-edged sword. But Belgium’s unique federation has plenty to offer on the world stage through its liberal and energetic approach to diplomacy, plus growing influence in the…

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What works?

We were told that workplaces would become less relevant but the opposite is true. Here’s how to improve your lot.

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Worship worthy

When architect Ricardo Bofill discovered a vast, disused cement factory, he transformed it into his firm’s HQ – an office of religious proportions.

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Making the move

What raises last-mile delivery from perfunctory hand-off to attentive art? Three leading lights of logistics reveal all.

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Healing hands

Clad in white coats and working with a surgeon’s precision, these Rome-based fine-art restorers are on a mission to preserve the city’s cultural heritage.

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Culture briefing

A snowy photography museum, Peruvian art in Madrid, going rural in the fight against climate change.

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Headline act

We visit a Greek newspaper staying healthy in an industry that many thought was dying. The cure? Better reporting, smarter stories and plenty of supplements.

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Making a stand

Roadside kiosks are a fixture of everyday life in Greece – and a trusty source of gossip. But these charming outposts have a history that takes them beyond the fleeting concerns of the day.

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