Illustration by James Ferguson of Kevin Pietersen
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Kevin Pietersen

As a world-class cricketer, admiration for his skill was universal but respect proved more elusive. The South African-born batsman tells Matthew Engel about being England’s outsider


Jeff Koons sculpture ©Alamy
The annual art showcase is under way in London. In October last year Peter Aspden offered his 10 tips for dealing with (or in) contemporary art
A Vinyl Factory special edition ©Charlie Bibby
Vinyl sales have topped 1m for the first time since 1996. In August 2012, the FT explored the album’s enduring appeal and why a bit of crackle still matters in the digital age
Illustration of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage

History of innovation

Steven Johnson on what Victorian computer pioneers Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage can teach us about invention – and time travelling

Self-Portrait with Two Circles by Rembrandt
©Kenwood House/English Heritage

Simon Schama on Rembrandt

The late masterpieces on show at London’s National Gallery are products of a difficult time for the artist

Richard Flanagan in London the day after he won the Man Booker prize
©Anna Huix

Interview: Richard Flanagan, Man Booker 2014 winner

The Australian author tells Lorien Kite he’s ‘astonished’ by the success of his novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’

©David Santiago Garcia/Getty

Luxury on the Galápagos Islands

Pikaia Lodge, which is located on the summit of an extinct volcano, offers a new way of seeing the islands’ natural wonders

A pair of high heel shoes is placed on shore in front of a yacht
©Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The inequality debate

Have the wealthy rewritten the rules to suit themselves? Or have the disaffected forgotten how rich they really are? By Mark Vandevelde

‘A Fanbook’ by Bruce Weber (2009)

How a trend is born

Charlie Porter looks at the book dealers changing the fashion landscape

Neil Diamond
©Howard Sooley

Interview: Neil Diamond

At 73 and with a new album, the singer-songwriter talks of his path to becoming one of pop’s great entertainers

Jeremy Taylor on his hired Harley-Davidson near the town of Jimena de la Frontera
©Ian Smith

Riding Harleys in Andalucía

New tours from motorbike maker Harley-Davidson offer the chance to live out ‘Easy Rider’ fantasies

Those in khaki at New York and Paris last month included Sarah Harris (left) and model Candela Novembre (below)
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March into winter in khaki

Join the style corps in this season’s most utilitarian colour



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