Summer books 2015

FT writers including Martin Wolf, Lucy Kellaway and Francis Fukuyama pick their books of the year so far

From the archive

British wartime cartoon: Illustration of a fallen structure and a soldier's helmet
The stand-off between Greece and Germany is also a battle for Europe’s soul, says Peter Aspden, who wrote in April about his own Greek parentage
Maria Sharapova ©Spencer Lowell
Is this the year that Maria Sharapova can beat Serena Williams? Tobias Buck spoke to the 28-year-old Russian in May about how she might defeat her nemesis
Illustration by James Ferguson of Thomas Piketty
©James Ferguson

Thomas Piketty

The French ‘rock-star’ economist on the eurozone, inequality and tax

Get the look — folk heroes

Aimee Farrell goes in search of artisanal chic, from boho coats to flower crowns

‘Pendour’, 1947

Barbara Hepworth: forms and hollows

Jackie Wullschlager on the sculptor’s abstract and autobiographical art

The Indominus Rex in ‘Jurassic World’
©Universal Pictures

The evolution of the summer blockbuster

From Barbra Streisand to Jurassic World, what it takes for a film to become a monster box-office hit

A girl herding kid goats in the Sheikh Mountains between Burao and Berbera. The family sells their goats to traders who take the animals to Burao Livestock Market where they are purchased for export to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. Over 50 percent of Somaliland's GDP is made up of livestock exports.

Peace and prehistory in Somaliland

Warmth and intimacy set the country apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia — and make it an antidote to modern tourism. By Stanley Stewart

Amy Winehouse
©Alex Lake

Asif Kapadia on ‘Amy’

The director discusses his portrait of the late singer Amy Winehouse

The fishing group in Järva County, central Estonia
©JD Cook

Baltic castaway: fishing in Estonia

Ian Thomson explores gloriously wild, trout-filled rivers

From left: Gucci; Giorgio Armani; Marni; Bottega Veneta; Prada
©Catwalking

Milan menswear round-up SS16

In Italy, fashion is all about the conversation piece. Charlie Porter chimes in

A supercluster and galaxies at Crawick Multiverse
©Charles Jencks

Landform art: God’s sandpit

Charles Jencks has turned an abandoned Scottish coal mine into a playful representation of modern physics

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