Sunday, April 25

Intelligent Life

I admit that the cover was the reason I first picked up this issue of Intelligent Life, a quarterly lifestyle and culture magazine from The Economist.

The current issue.

The content is superb and well written. In my mind, good journalism should flow so easily that the story just seems to slip off the page. And find that illusive balance between telling a rich story and rambling on and on for ages.

My favorite piece is called Five boys: the story of a picture, written by Ian Jack. It's published on the Intelligent Life website and tells the story behind this classic photo by Jimmy Sime.

Five boys and not one of them is an Etonian.

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