David Miliband Lunch with the FT illustration
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David Miliband

The former British foreign secretary, now head of the charity supported by FT’s seasonal appeal, talks about the perils of intervention, the EU, and his brother Ed


This weekend, the FT will publish a new short story by Helen Simpson. Here’s last year’s, by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid
Sarah Storey
The British Paralympic cycling champion will attempt to break the women’s Hour Record in February next year. Tom Robbins went for a terrifying high-speed spin with her in 2012
Couple looking though telescope by Olafur Eliasson at Centro de Arte Contemporanea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, South America
©Ian Trower

Travel discoveries of 2014

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the beaches of Scotland, FT travel contributors reveal their discoveries — and disappointments — of the year

Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Terminator Genisys’ (to be released 2015)
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The rise and rise of the film franchise

With big-budget sequels tipped to make 2015 a record year for the box office, Matthew Garrahan looks at the economics of the Hollywood franchise

White butterflies surround local people collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft in the Altai territory of Siberia in summer 2000
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Masters of the Earth

Scientists say we are entering a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene — the age of humans. But are we thriving or inadvertently destroying ourselves?

Dressed to thrill (from left): Roksanda Ilincic; Victoria Beckham; Charlotte Dellal and Emilia Wickstead; Poppy Delevingne
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Party pieces: what to wear

Forget about a festive frock — this season the smart set are celebrating in chic separates

‘My Neigbour Totoro’ (1988)

The great magician of modern cinema

As Hayao Miyazaki’s complete works are issued, Nigel Andrews celebrates the Japanese animator and manga artist


Got the glitter bug?

Don’t be a sartorial Scrooge. It’s time to surrender to sparkle

The statue of King Charles I in London’s Charing Cross
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‘Henry VIII’; ‘Edward VI’; ‘Charles I’; ‘George V’; ‘George VI’

For kings and queens, success is all about understanding the art of the possible. Review by Matthew Engel

Paul Cézanne’s ‘Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair’
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Madame Cézanne at the Met

Tender wife or dull-witted shrew? A New York show tries to rescue the reputation of Hortense Cézanne, the maligned muse of a genius

©Jason Lloyd-Evans

Men’s survival wear: stay stylish in a snowstorm

The best performance wear



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