Abraham Attah and Idris Elba in 'Beasts of No Nation'

Beasts of No Nation — film review

A traumatic portrayal of child soldiers in Africa

From the archive

The painter Frank Auerbach had lunch at home with Jackie Wullschlager in 2012
– by Jackie Wullschlager
Models wearing the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2016 collection ©Catwalking.com
A snapshot of the season
– by Jo Ellison
Marc Jacobs

Remaking Marc Jacobs

Pleasure and pain — or just pain? Marc Jacobs on the emotional business of reshaping his brand

Left and centre, power figures from the Yombe group of the Kongo peoples. Right: power figure from the Vili group (all 19th century)

Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — review

A stirring show that documents 500 years of west African culture

Stephen Frears
©Anna Huix

Stephen Frears interview

Lance Armstrong is ‘monumentally stupid’, cyclists are ‘crazy’, journalists are ‘scum’. Filmmaker Stephen Frears pulls no punches

Front cover of ‘The Hidden Wealth of Nations’, by Gabriel Zucman

‘The Hidden Wealth of Nations’, by Gabriel Zucman

A young economist hailed by Thomas Piketty sets out a plan for tackling tax havens. Review by Vanessa Houlder

Sam Kerr's illustration of Marian Goodman
©Sam Kerr

Marian Goodman, gallerist

Over chicken in Paris, the grande dame of American art talks to Jackie Wullschlager about Richter, radicalism and today’s over-moneyed market

Antony Gormley’s ‘Vessel’ (2012), shown as part of ‘Follia Continua!’ in Paris
©Marc Domage

The provocation of sculpture

Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North and Event Horizon, on why sculpture produces such strong reactions

©Toby Whitebread

Bodley Head / FT Essay Prize 2015

Stephen Witt on how he became a writer, and details of how to enter this year’s non-fiction writing competition

The Amandira, a 52-metre boat modelled on an Indonesian ‘phinisi’ and offering luxury and fine dining on board

Aman’s new floating hotel

The latest offering from the Aman group isn’t a hotel but a sleek sailing boat

Fagin (played by Elhami Amin) with Oliver (Fadi Al Assal) kneeling to his right, and the Artful Dodger (Ibrahim Omran) to Fagin’s left, in the sold-out performance
©Amy Smyth

The first Arabic production of ‘Oliver!’

‘Please sir, I want some more!’ Charlotte Eagar on staging a sell-out production of the classic musical with a cast of Syrian refugee children in Jordan


Martin Sandbu

Get our newsletter by email each Saturday. Caroline Daniel, Weekend FT editor, handpicks a selection of the best life, arts, culture, property and news coverage

Sign up now


Write a letter to the Editor of the Financial Times at letters.editor@ft.com


Visit the FT's social media and communities page