Quiz of the year

Thirty-six bottles of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé await the winner of our cultural challenge


The weekly podcast investigating a real-life murder has become an unexpected hit, while raising questions about ethics and the nature of entertainment today
– report by Sarah Gordon and Shannon Bond
The proposed Garden Bridge by Thomas Heatherwick ©Arup
Plans for a footbridge on the Thames linking the South Bank and Temple have been approved by Mayor Boris Johnson. In April, House & Home looked at the area known as ‘the Northbank’

Brian Chesky

Over steak with peppers in San Francisco, Airbnb’s chief talks about turning his room-rental idea into a $13bn business, convincing lawmakers it is legal and what he wants to do next

Hotel Budir, Iceland
©David De Vleeschauwer

Ten of the best remote retreats

Travellers in search of silence and space can choose from a growing number of secluded — but still stylish — hotels

collage Instagram

2014: the fashion year in Instagram

Backstage, front row, up close — and very personal. ‘Like’ it or not, the social media site transformed fashion. Aimee Farrell charts the seasons in snaps

Readers’ favourite books of 2014

Following the FT’s annual highlights, we invited you to share your choice titles of the year. Here are some suggestions from around the world

BalletBoyz founders Michael Nunn and William Trevitt
©Anna Huix

From men to BalletBoyz

The duo behind the all-male dance company talk about defying preconceptions and their unusual collaborative approach

Thousands of people visit Christo’s ‘Wrapped Reichstag’, the German parliament building covered with fabric, in Berlin, June 1995
©Reinhard Krause/Reuters

Books: The story of Germany

A country shaped by tragedy and triumph, from the Holy Roman Empire to its current half-hearted European hegemony

José Selgas and Lucía Cano

The husband-and-wife architectural team, SelgasCano

Chosen to design London’s Serpentine Pavilion for 2015, the Spanish couple have ‘built big and built lots’

‘The David Foster Wallace Reader’

A ‘greatest hits’ collection reminds us of just what a freakishly gifted writer he was. Review by Jon Day

‘Post Pop: East Meets West’ at Saatchi Gallery

Fifty years on, pop art’s appeal endures, but what does it really have to say?



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