Olafur Eliasson’s ‘The Weather Project’ (2003)

How Tate Modern transformed the way we see art

Jackie Wullschlager on how one gallery redrew the history of art — and the rest followed


Illustration by James Ferguson of two historians arguing for and against Brexit ©James Ferguson
Gideon Rachman, the FT’s chief foreign affairs commentator, has won this year’s Orwell Prize for Journalism. Here’s his recent Weekend essay on the historians trading blows over Brexit
A black cab driver talks to a passenger in Bishopsgate in London. Competition in the night time economy has increased with the popularity of the taxi-hailing app Uber. 14 November, 2015 ©Harry Mitchell
London’s Tube is due to start running overnight from August, so last year Ludovic Hunter-Tilney had a night on the town to test the capital’s goal of being a 24-hour city
Illustration by James Ferguson of SidneyToledano
©James Ferguson

Sidney Toledano

Over boeuf and wine in Paris, Dior Couture’s boss tells how he tackled the Galliano racism row and why he’s in no rush to appoint a designer

Illustration for The Diary: Jeremy Paxman
©Toby Whitebread

Jeremy Paxman

The FT’s contributing editor on the growing elderly population, fishing and how the EU referendum has energised people

Bhanu, a new Asiatic lion at the London Zoo
©Zoological Society of London

Sleeping lions at London Zoo

The city’s latest overnight stay comes with unusual neighbours — big cats

Bear market: the booming business of beards

Have we passed peak facial hair? On the contrary — men are more attached to their whiskers than ever

The battle for Europe

As Britain prepares to vote on EU membership, both friends and enemies of the project agree that it is in trouble

Sa Calobra, Mallorca’s big climb
©George Marshall

Catch me if you can

As the market for ‘ride with the pro’ cycling holidays takes off, Simon Usborne trains alongside Tour de France veteran David Millar

Adele on stage at the O2 Arena. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty
©Gareth Cattermole/Getty

The List: musicians and big money

From Robbie Williams to Happy Mondays and now Adele: four tales of pop profit, loss and excess

‘The Pier Falls’, by Mark Haddon

A mesmerising first short-story collection sheds light on the darkest corners of English life. Review by Lionel Shriver

Gabriel Byrne
©Andrew Rowat

Gabriel Byrne: confessions of a contender

The Tony Awards Best Actor nominee talks to Max McGuinness about success, prizes and Catholic guilt


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