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


People browse through bins of vinyl records they bought at the DC Record Fair in Washington on January 27, 2013. A resurgence of vinyl record sales continues to soar in the US with 4.6 million sales last, breaking 2011's record of 3.9 million sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
To mark this weekend’s Record Store Day, read this 2009 essay by the FT’s pop music critic on the enduring appeal of the album and of vinyl
– by Ludovic Hunter-Tilney
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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
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Jessye Norman

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

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Inside an Icelandic ice cap

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

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

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

‘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


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