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Calligraffiti

When the ancient Islamic practice of calligraphy and Western graffiti come together, a new art form is born. India Stoughton marvels at the results

ART MARKET VS. PREDATOR

The art market’s new volatility is making fortunes and destroying artists. Richard Davies met Stefan Simchowitz, the dealer accused of creating the turmoil and the most hated man in the business

Dreams of their forefathers

A journey across South Dakota commemorates the biggest mass execution in American history and exemplifies a cultural re-awakening among native Americans. James Astill joined the ride

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. Ryan Avent suspects this is the beginning of something big

Alienation 101

There were hopes that the flood of Chinese students into America would bring the countries closer. But a week at the University of Iowa suggested to Brook Larmer that the opposite may have happened 

When the cows come home

While most of the world is migrating to cities, growing numbers of metropolitan Italians are taking up farming. Robyn Eckhardt meets those seeking the good life in Piedmont

Treasure-hunting in the desert

The Sahara’s rock art is astonishing – and endangered. Ferdinand Saumarez Smith went to Chad to help preserve humanity’s ancient history

High-pressure parenting

We invest far more time and money in raising our children than our parents did. Ryan Avent wonders whether we’re doing it in their best interests – or in ours

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