©Shonagh Rae

John Thornhill, the FT’s deputy editor

‘I have spent much of my life striving to understand Russia but it will be unfathomable long after I am dead’

Food & Drink

©Ingram Pinn
‘The big questions are not just how these baby 2014s are priced but whether enough people will care, even if they get the price right’
– Jancis Robinson
Shikumen’s dining room
‘We were here for the Peking duck and the dim sum — and neither disappointed’
– Nicholas Lander
Lobster green curry ©Andy Sewell
‘Dispatching the lobster yourself needs a little resolve but it is more humane and yields much better results’
– Rowley Leigh
Illustration by Shonagh Rae of a girl texting
©Shonagh Rae

Generation K: what it means to be a teen

‘A world of Instadanger, Facebook Envy and austerity has proved a particularly toxic cocktail’

An illustration of a politician speaking in public
©Luis Grañena

What candidates aren’t talking about

‘A female American president is a historic prospect. However, most voters seem unbothered’

Tyler Brule

Who’s the fairest of them all?

A pair who seemed like sure bets for Milan’s design fair were sporting identical tortoise-shell eyewear

Harry Eyres: The Slow Lane

Thanks for taking a slow walk with me

Through this column, connections have been made and the conversation has broadened

Izabella Kaminska with the new Ralph Lauren Ricky bag
©Silvia Olsen

My return to the dark ages

Without a phone connection, I felt helpless, anxious — classic hallmarks of an addict unable to get a hit

©Lucas Varela

Dear millennials: a few interview tips . . . 

‘The basics of interview technique have not changed that much. No one ever suffered for knowing too much about their would-be employer’

Apple Watch

Is Apple’s watch a must-keep?

We all want an Apple Watch — but does it have heirloom potential?

Picasso’s ‘Les Noces de Pierrette’ (1989) at auction in Paris
©Remy de la Mauviniere/AP

The Art Market: Blue Period Picasso

Gillma-geddon?; Antiquities pulled from sale; Detroit art

Lionel Barber
©Charlie Bibby

Lionel Barber

The editor of the FT on China, censorship and catfish economics