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Happy 30th birthday, FT Weekend

How tastes and trends have changed since the first edition of the Weekend FT in May 1985

From the archive

Browse a scanned version of the first-ever Weekend FT, published on May 4 1985
FT arts editor Jan Dalley looks back over 30 years of arts coverage with her pick of five reviews of cultural milestones
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James Gorman

The head of Morgan Stanley on taking radical action on pay and the continuing attraction of Wall Street

The cast of ‘Youth’ (left to right: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, director Paolo Sorrentino and Rachel Weisz
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Cannes Film Festival

The FT’s film critic on the contradictions, surprises and disappointments of 2015’s showcase event

A statue of Vladimir Lenin in Tiraspol
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Moldova: tourist-free escape

A new tour operator launches holidays to Moldova, Europe’s least visited country

Theaster Gates

Theaster Gates — artist or activist?

One of the contemporary scene’s hottest figures talks about social practice art

Sonia Delaunay’s ‘Prismes electriques’ (1914), and Junya Watanabe SS15
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Pretty as a picture

Designers often cite art as inspiration — but at what point does homage become rip-off?

One of the larger houses for guests at BelleMont Farm

St Kitts’s five-star farm

Kittitian Hill strives to offer an alternative to bland Caribbean resorts, offering a cultural hub and golf course-cum-organic farm

The power of negotiation

Diplomatic successes have convinced George Mitchell and Jonathan Powell that seemingly irreconcilable differences can be bridged

Blast from the past

How did a wristwatch save the Apollo 13 astronauts from oblivion? Peter Aspden reports from Houston

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‘All Involved’, by Ryan Gattis

Novel set during the 1992 LA riots thrills and unsettles with its portrait of gang life

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