Editor Tom Hodgkinson introduces the latest issue of the Idler mag
I am pleased to announce that the new edition of the Idler magazine is back from the printer and is being packaged, posted and delivered to various warehouses around the country and indeed the world as we speak.
Our cover star is Vic Reeves, aka Jim Moir, currently living a fairly idle life: “All I do is stay at home and paint all day,” he told me when I went to chat with him in his shed-filled garden in Kent. Pics are by Chris Floyd.
We run a fascinating piece by Yankuba Fatty, a young Gambian migrant and bio-chemistry student now living in Naples, which describes his everyday life and horrific journey from Africa to the Mediterranean.
Physicist Carlo Rovelli takes issue with the scientists who say that philosophy is dead. Philosophy, he argues, “is hardly useless to science. It is, on the contrary, a vital source of inspiration, criticism and ideas.”
Plus there’s Virginia Ironside’s problems page and idle chef Lindsey Bareham’s warming winter sausage recipes, as well as writing from Tim Richardson, Harry Mount and Nick Hayes plus cartoons from Modern Toss, Royston Robertson, Gray Jolliffe and Shadbolt.
Print subscribers, the issue should arrive on your doorstep over the next few days – longer for overseas. If you are digitally minded you can log into your account on this website, select “My Account” and go to “Digital Edition”. The new issue is uploaded and ready to read.
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