Illustration for The Diary set in San Francisco
©Shonagh Rae

Caroline Daniel

On a trip to San Francisco, the editor of FT Weekend lets herself in for a true Silicon Valley experience

Food & Drink

An illustration for a wine competition ©Ingram Pinn
The judges worked over seven consecutive days. We must assume that all three have resilient tooth enamel and acid-resistant palates
Soufflé suissesse with tomato and anchovy sauce ©Andy Sewell
The ‘soufflé suissesse’ is exceptionally light in texture but do not let this deceive you
Orrery’s dining room ©Tim Winter
Orrery stands as an example of how one restaurant can spark change on the rest of the street
An illustration depicting the current Ebola outbreak
©Luis Grañena

Why the world is getting safer

From 1970 to 2008, death rates fell even in war zones because gains from better healthcare trumped deaths from fighting

Illustration by Shonagh Rae showing a graph of university graduates
©Shonagh Rae

The lessons of student debt

Elizabeth Warren argues the rising cost of education is shattering the American dream

Tyler Brule: The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: Nips, tucks and a personal redesign

I think we should assemble all readers of this page to see how different (and how similar) many of you are

Harry Eyres: The Slow Lane

The Slow Lane: The delights of soul searching

Soul is not the monopoly of concert halls and art galleries. Even an airport can have soul

Peter Aspden

Into the ninth decade, with a Red Needle

Cohen said he was unflustered by the idea of death, but retained some concern over its ‘disagreeable preliminaries’

Chongqing mobile pedestrians
©Lucas Varela

Walk the walk and talk the talk

People have plugged themselves so totally into technology that even walking is proving too much of a distraction

How to deal with the September issue

Has September joined that family of things I profess to love but can’t quite look in the eye any more?

Keith Richards, Los Angeles, March 2013
©Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane on his rock star portraits

A new exhibition of portraits shot by the Saint Laurent creative director explores another side of his obsession with fashion and music

A boy in southern Bangladesh picks wild rice
©Baorong Lu

How to save the world’s crops

A global database of wild species identifies which crops should be a conservation priority - and where