Issue 1301

26 Aug 2019
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About this issue: Overview

Design of the times
From buildings to furniture to modern-day album covers, the influence of the Bauhaus movement is everywhere. But, as Deborah Mulhearn tries to pin it down in its centenary year, it proves to be an elusive spirit.

Ugly truths for the beautiful game
Historic football clubs Bury and Bolton Wanderers have been brought to their knees by financial woes. Neil Tague looks through the books and asks whether more regulation of owners is needed.

Steering the script
Danny Brocklehurst’s new TV show tackles themes of mental health, poverty and forgotten towns. But as the Manchester screenwriter tells Susan Griffin, Brassic is more about loveable rogues than issues.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy on the food industry’s fat-shaming of children, former snooker champ Stephen Hendry’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.