Robert Booth

Robert Booth

Robert Booth

 

Million-dollar palate

Robert Booth

declared Bordeaux's new vintage the best in living memory. But how can they judge wines that won't be ready to drink for another few decades?

Leonardo at the movies

Robert Booth

For five centuries Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has stood majestically still on the walls of a Milanese friary's dining hall, the only disturbance the slow flaking of its priceless paint. Now British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has been granted permission to bring to life the hidden stories he sees in the wall painting.

Spliff society

Robert Booth

Rastafarian priest Headley Samuel holds up a stem of pungent marijuana and reveals his recipe for bliss: "Fast, breakfast, drink aloe vera and smoke ganja." His routine, which he says takes him to "the highest spiritual realm", makes him a lawbreaker. But soon that may change.

The end of the hardback

Robert Booth

The decision to scrap the system of selling a hardback a year before releasing the paperback has created waves in the publishing world, writes Robert Booth.