©Courtesy the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery

A nation divides: London and ‘UnLondon’

The capital’s influence extends across the UK, yet it is the voters of ‘unLondon’ who will decide the next election, says Matthew Engel


Georgia O’Keeffe’s ‘Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1’
A floral painting by the late artist has sold at auction for $44.4m (£38.8m), a record for an artwork by a female artist. Back in 2009, Jackie Wullschlager asked: is women’s art different from men’s?
The inventor of the electronic cigarette, Hon Lik smokes his invention in 2009 ©AFP/Getty Images
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘vape’ - the term for using e-cigarettes - as its word of the year. Lorien Kite visited the offices of the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 and looked at its evolving role
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Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Over Dover sole in London, the ballet legend talks about watching other people dance, and hanging out in the White House

Companies on trial

Brandon Garrett asks whether America’s legal system has swung too far towards rehabilitation at the expense of deterrence and punishment in dealing with corporate crime

©Arthur Elgort

Sophie Elgort: my father’s eye

As a new book and exhibition celebrate the career of photographer Arthur Elgort, his daughter Sophie recalls life behind – and before – his lens

Singer Mary J Blige during a recent trip to London
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The gospel according to Mary J Blige

The ‘Queen of hip-hop soul’ talks to Ludovic Hunter-Tilney about her latest collaboration and new album

Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘La Nona Ora’ (1999)
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Maurizio Cattelan’s interview and new show

‘Every reign needs its jester’, says Italy’s best-known contemporary artist and chief joker

The Rembrandt van Rijn, operated by Oceanwide Expeditions, in Greenland
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Ski-touring on Greenland’s west coast

Leaving the crowded pistes of the Alps far behind, Will Hide joins a voyage exploring remote fjords and skiing on untouched mountains

An illustration of man holding a newspaper
©Marc Aspinall

‘Amnesia’, by Peter Carey

The Australian novelist blends conspiracy thriller, comic farce and an examination of contemporary hackers

Urso Hotel & Spa in Salesas

Neighbourhood watch: the return of Madrid’s feelgood factor

With a hip new hotel, edgy boutiques and – as of last week – a Michelin-starred restaurant, the district of Salesas signals a new mood of optimism in the Spanish capital

Marrakech photo, 'The Diary: Tom Robbins'

Tom Robbins

The FT’s travel editor on speed-dating-style sessions at a Marrakech trade show, food poisoning, and the rise of ‘Instameets’



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