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October 2023 | Issue 41

“How adorable! They’ve flown over some of the kids who’ll be producing the high street version of the collec tion.”

THE CRITICS MUSIC Norman Lebrecht Is the party over for festivals? 78 OPERA Robert Thicknesse The “content warnings” are the best bits 79 POP Sarah Ditum From “queer icon” to “transphobe” 80 ART Michael Prodger Can AI confirm a new Raphael? 81 THEATRE Anne McElvoy A maverick medic provides a tonic 82 CINEMA Robert Hutton The wolves of Wall Street 83 TELEVISION Adam LeBor A Finnish conspiracy drama thrills 85 RADIO Michael Henderson Shining a light on the Black Country 86 ARCHITECTURE Charles Saumarez Smith A new take on Arts and Crafts 87

TABLE TALK Eating Out Lisa Hilton wants to book a ticket to Sri Lanka after an exotic meal in Soho 89

Eating In Felipe Fernández-Armesto ponders the best ways to dress a salad 90 Country Notes Patrick Galbraith on a new conservation role for old gamekeepers 92 Deluxe Christopher Pincher goes up country 92 Drink Henry Jeffreys quaffs a new wave of fine vintage cider 94 Turf Account Stephen Pollard looks forward to the jumps season 95 Style Hannah Betts sparkles in silver boots 96 Hot House Claudia Savage-Gore seethes with second-home envy 97 IN PRAISE OF BC/AD: the dating system invented by Tiny Dennis by David Butterfield 98 THIS SPORTING LIFE Patrick Kidd: Up for the Ryder Cup 100 Nick Timothy: The eyes of the law 101 Boris Starling: Lucky numbers 102

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