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Fringe issues, p51

ARTS 40 Interview

Shane MacGowan on Bob Dylan, angels and his lifelong love of art Graeme Thomson 42 Theatre

The Corn is Green; Wolf Cub Lloyd Evans 44 Dance

The Scandal at Mayerling; Frederick Ashton triple bill Rupert Christiansen 46 Exhibitions

Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics Laura Gascoigne 47 Pop

Louis Tomlinson; Paul Weller Michael Hann 48 Cinema

Downton Abbey: A New Era Deborah Ross 49 Television

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?; Anatomy of a Scandal James Delingpole Opera

Lohengrin; Jenufa Richard Bratby

LIFE

Stare cases, p16

LIFE 54 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 55 Real life Melissa Kite 56 The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Susanna Gross AND FINALLY . . . 51 Notes on… Fringes

Martha Gill 58 Chess Luke McShane

Competition Lucy Vickery 59 Crossword Dot 60 No sacred cows

Toby Young Battle for Britain Michael Heath 61 The Wiki Man

Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 62 Drink

Bruce Anderson Mind your language Dot Wordsworth

No fly zone, p27

For purposes of research I went on a Tube ride to stare at women. Cosmo Landesman, p16

I promise I’ll keep paying my £6.99 a month if Netflix promises to scrap its $150 million deal with Harry and Meghan. Martin Vander Weyer, p30

I will only regard the forthcoming Sue Gray report as ‘devastating’ for Boris if he doesn’t leap from its pages as the raspberry-blowing leader of the up-all-night, hard-drinking Downing Street fast set. Toby Young, p60

CONTRIBUTORS

Anthony Horowitz is an English novelist and screenwriter, whose work includes the Alex Rider series. He reveals his taste of celebrity in Cannes on p9.

Gavin Mortimer, who writes about the French left on p24, is a British author and historian based in Paris.

the spectator | 30 april 2022 | www.spectator.co.uk

Maggie Fergusson’s books include George Mackay Brown: The Life and Michael Morpurgo: War Child to War Horse. She writes about tough schools on p34.

Chloë Ashby, who reviews Emilie Pine’s novel Ruth & Pen on p36, has just had her debut novel, Wet Paint, published.

Will Self, who contemplates Stalinist architecture on p37, is the author of many novels including the recent trilogy Umbrella, Shark and Phone.

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