1/5 John Goodby explores the ways in which Dylan Thomas's poetry and life crossed boundaries.
5/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the London studio of painter Euan Uglow.
4/5 Art historian Martin Gayford describes spending a week observing artist Patrick Heron.
3/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting artist Robert Rauschenberg.
2/5 Art historian Martin Gayford meets the 'grandmother of performance art', Marina Abramovic.
1/5 Art historian Martin Gayford recalls visiting the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
5/5 Novelist Audrey Niffenegger on alternatives to delicious ice cream now she cannot eat it.
4/5 Author Simon Van Booy, transplanted to New York, compares hot dogs and lobster rolls.
3/5 Author TC Boyle considers how cookouts are memorable markers of his American summers.
2/5 American author Nathan Englander discovers an obsession with cheese in Midwestern markets.