Illustration by James Ferguson of Ed Miliband and David Cameron try to wake up a British voter
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A wake-up call for those sick of politics

Jeremy Paxman says vote in the general election — and don’t listen to Russell Brand


Displays are shown during the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ at Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) ©Getty
Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is released in the UK this week, a follow-up to its 2012 smash hit. Last year, Matthew Garrahan looked at the economics of blockbuster sequels
Hadiza Bala Usman ©Benedicte Kurzen
It has been a year since Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 girls in Nigeria. The campaigner behind ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ was one of the FT’s Women of 2014

Armenia’s genocide

Personal testimony and scholarly research leave no doubt that the massacre of Armenians that began 100 years ago this month was genocide

Illustration by Luke Waller of Jessye Norman
©Luke Waller

Jessye Norman

The opera singer with a reputation for outlandish demands discusses racial stereotypes — and why being called a ‘diva’ is a compliment

‘Dealing with China’, by Henry Paulson

The former US Treasury Secretary’s access to China’s elite has given rise to some thought-provoking stories

©Iris Rikharösdottir

Inside an Icelandic ice cap

A man-made cave deep inside Europe’s second-largest glacier is about to open to visitors

From left: Raekwon; Rick Ross; 50 Cent; Eminem. ©David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns; Shareif Ziyadat; Xposure Photos; Gary Miller/Filmmagic

What happens when rappers get older?

Raekwon, aged 45, talks about hitting middle age and artistic longevity

Things that go with a bump

Conspicuous pregnancy dressing is over: how the maternity wardrobe went modest

©Shonagh Rae

John Thornhill, the FT’s deputy editor

‘I have spent much of my life striving to understand Russia but it will be unfathomable long after I am dead’

Sonia Delaunay at Tate Modern

The painter put abstraction into design with spectacular results, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Hiking for softies in southern Spain

A self-guided walking tour of the Alpujarras


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