We can see many examples of positive revivals in the world today. For instance, Atlantic City is making a comeback after the decline of gambling. And bitter beer has become a global success. Some are truly impressive. Who could have imagined that an activity once practiced by the poor to survive off leftovers would become fashionable and bring many cultural treasures to light – an activity with the odd name “mudlarking”?! Well, dear reader, your magazine goes through this very same process every month, bringing you treasures from the English-speaking world: from Art Deco buildings in New York to Obama’s statement on faith, from Dublin’s James Joyce to Oasis’s ‘Guitar Hero’ Noel. Pick your favorite treasure and let us know what you think. Happy reading!
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE
06 Profile:The Jonas Brothers
08 This month:
Bloomsday! 10 Travel:
The Great British Holiday
12 Strange Stories :Police & Thieves
39 Teacher’s Corner:Positive Words...
04 Letters & Club
41 Cultural Matters
45 Good Life
49 Kids’ Cross
50 Song & Lyrics
14 Guitar Hero:Oasis leader Noel Gallagher talks about fame, music and life at 41.
17 When Brad Met Cate:Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett are the stars of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
20 I Love Art Deco:One of New York’s many secrets.
23 Speak Up in Class:A new insert for language teachers and students.
28 The Secret Life of the River Thames:The “mudlark” is London’s strangest creature.
32 The Guinness Empire:Dublin has been brewing Guinness for over 200 years.
36 The Return of Atlantic City:The New Jersey seaside resort is trying to re-invent itself.
40 The Book:What kind of faith does Obama have?