Illustration of luggage at the airport by Dan Mitchell
©Dan Mitchell

Maggie Fick

The FT’s west Africa correspondent on feeling at home in Cairo, Lagos and Seattle

Food & Drink

©Graham Roumieu
‘I was thrilled to find that most of the 2005 reds from Burgundy are now beginning to deliver pleasure’
Kul’s rigorously modern interior ©Magnus Omme
‘The bed on which the spare ribs teriyaki reclined, a jam-like reduction of tomato, was awe-inspiring’
Stir-fried squid ©Tamin Jones
Squid doesn’t have to be tricky — or rubbery. Just criss-cross with a knife, stir-fry speedily with a few aromatics and enjoy
©Ulla Puggaard

The shadow of sexual abuse on campus

‘Parents (and children) need to think much harder about the risks that arise from living in a hyper-sexualised era’

Tyler Brule: The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: Why did Bangkok feel different?

Why was I still en route to catch my flight but doing everything I could ‘accidentally’ to miss it?

Openings: Britain and the cinema of optimism

‘In the early 1980s the country was eager to tell and to hear a new story about itself’

©Dan Mitchell

The Diary: David Gates

The American author and Anglophile visits London for the first time

We wish you a merry birthday

‘As for presents: could I check in a 22kg football table only to bring it back again?’

Tyler Brule: The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: Happiness rankings are the talk of the village

‘It’s curious that five of the top 15 villages are more Germanic in make-up than your typical Tuscan spot’

Armand Marie Leroi

The long-term benefits of zapping worm gonads

‘Longevity theorists since Aristotle have been tempted to fiddle with gonads, to no good effect’

Illustration by Shonagh Rae of a restaurant reviewer
©Shonagh Rae

The recommendation game

‘The cleverly hyped restaurant apps and sites are extracting their percentage from all of us’

Illustration of a man controlling a plane by Toby Whitebread
©Toby Whitebread

‘Unconference’, a tech summit with a twist

Caroline Daniel visits H-Farm in Italy