Illustration for The Diary: Jeremy Paxman
©Toby Whitebread

Jeremy Paxman

The FT’s contributing editor on the growing elderly population, fishing and how the EU referendum has energised people

Food & Drink

Illustration by Graham Roumieu ©Graham Roumieu
‘A lone diner recently chose to wash down his burger with a bottle of Ch Latour 1964 (listed at £567)’
The Guinea Grill's dining rooms
‘You know that not only will a mixed grill be on the menu, but that it will be impressive’
Kaupers Restaurant
‘Pike enjoy nothing more than a duck that comes too close to them in the wild’
– Nicholas Lander
Diamonds illustration
©Shonagh Rae

Spending in the age of Snapchat

‘One of the most powerful forms of conspicuous consumption today is not the accumulation of goods but the accumulation of memories’

©Luis Grañena

The new French royalty

‘In a nod to modernity, the peasants in their exurbs are now allowed to elect the monarch, whose title is “president’’’

Tyler Brule: The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: back on home turf

The bank governor and I settled in for a breezy chat about French leadership, sharp haircuts, and Brexit

Snigdha Poonam

Data and dating drive India’s golden age of TV

‘Permanent Roommates’ has been a hit — one of YouTube’s most popular series in the world

Aeroplane legroom illustration
©Lucas Varela

Zen Tzu and the art of seat wars

‘If you know your enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt. Sit back and enjoy the flight’

The Art Market: bust-up with a hushed-up ending

Secret settlement in Picasso tussle; London photography sale results; new online domain for art; Constable ‘six-footer’ sketch up for auction

Illustration by Luke Waller
©Luke Waller

Ruchir Sharma

The author on Indian politicians, Turkish politics and the city with the second-best food

Illustration by Shonagh Rae of a man using the GPS
©Shonagh Rae

We’d be lost without GPS

‘The more we become dependent on this magical technology, the more vulnerable we become, too’

©Luis Grañena

How to live to 100 and be happy

‘Many young people are working out how they want to spend the next seven or so decades’

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Martin Sandbu

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