from the magazine

The modern cowboy has a lot on his plate, including climate change. Ariel Ramchandani stays on a ranch high in the Colorado desert 

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks Gillian Anderson as a crumpled Southern belle

Eat Their Words: Josie Delap relishes a no-nonsense approach to cooking that believes anyone can make something good

Where the Wild Things Are: for this elegant bird, romance is for life and all its world is a stage. Patrick Morris watches a Japanese icon put on a show

Theme of the Week…Scotland

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Gable-end to the Atlantic, the Stromness Museum is packed with the flotsam and jetsam of Orkney’s past. The poet Kathleen Jamie combs through its treasures

The Line of Beauty: a cloth of many moods, as well as colours, tartan is back in fashion. Kassia St Clair unpicks its appeal

A Walk on the Wild Side: For the second in his series of walks, Robert Macfarlane catches a sleeper to the mountains of western Scotland

Going Native: Alex Renton on where to eat chips, drink with Rebus and how to avoid a shallow grave

  • SINGULAR POLISH MOMENTS

    The Wine-List Inspector: Poland's first Michelin-starred restaurant offers Tim Atkin a nice glass of Merlot with his spare rib
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  • THE PAINTINGS OF PENZANCE

    Authors on Museums: small and intimate, Penlee House is a gallery in tune with its Cornish setting—and the weather. For Jim Crace, it has even become central to his marriage read more »
  • BORN AGAIN, STILL ON THE CELLO

    Short Read: for his classical music highlight, Michael Church picks a cellist who had to teach himself a second time read more »
  • SOUNDING OUT HEADPHONES

    The Sceptical Shopper: over-priced accessory, or a must for the music lover? Our undercover expert tests Beats and its rivals read more »
  • TIM SMIT'S SEVEN WONDERS

    Dutch-born, English-educated, Tim Smit was an archaeologist and a record producer before moving to Cornwall, restoring the Lost Gardens of Heligan and dreaming up the Eden Project. Now 59, he dislikes flying but still gets to some far-flung places read more »
  • COOL AND COMPOSED IN CITRUS

    Man in a Suit: Julian Wild, a sculptor who “doodles in 3D”, gets a two-piece worth modelling read more »
  • JEAN OF ARK

    Fifty years ago, an ex-naval officer invited two men with mental disabilities to live with him. Now L’Arche has communities all over the world. Maggie Fergusson talks to its founder, Jean Vanier read more »
  • TAKING THE OBLONG VIEW

    Applied Fashion: the time is right, Rebecca Willis believes, for the most useful summer garment of all—a simple rectangle of cloth
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  • YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD ENGLAND

    There’s the beach, and then there’s the English seaside. In her photo essay, Sheila Rock views it through American eyes, as “a forgotten England”, she tells Jasper Rees read more »
  • THE VITAL INGREDIENT

    My Madeleine: as a child in rural China in the 1980s, Xiaolu Guo was worm-riddled and always hungry. For fortification, she turned to the veins of a pig read more »