Tina Brown

Illustration of an Uber user by Luke Waller
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The journalist on Uber in Saudi Arabia, the Women in the World Summit and Michael Moore’s latest film

The Diary: Nicola Barker

The novelist on finally reading ‘Don Quixote’, taking a DVD vacation and the refugees already living in Britain

Illustration of Free the Npple campaigners
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Amanda Foreman

The historian and biographer on flush toilets, filming in public, faux-Joan of Arcs and Liz Kendall

Illustration of luggage at the airport by Dan Mitchell
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Maggie Fick

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

The Diary: David Gates

The American author and Anglophile visits London for the first time

Illustration of a man controlling a plane by Toby Whitebread
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‘Unconference’, a tech summit with a twist

Caroline Daniel visits H-Farm in Italy

The Diary illustration: listening to a bagpipe
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John McDermott

The FT commentator on bagpipes, golf and yellow plastic ducks

Illustration of a French bulldog by Dan Mitchel
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Nicola Barker

The novelist on her French bulldog’s diet, wedding shows on TV and ‘Go Set a Watchman’

Sarah Churchwell

The US literature professor learns it can be worth hanging out with academics

Illustration of a woman backstage by Shonagh Rae
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Martha Kearney

The BBC presenter runs into a nightmare ahead of ‘Don Giovanni’

Andrew Hill

The FT’s management editor gets to try a ‘Feast for the Senses’

Gideon Rachman

The FT’s chief foreign affairs commentator in Australia

Maggie Fick

The FT’s new West Africa correspondent touches down in the Ivory Coast

Jeremy Paxman

Trout fishing in southern England and Glasgow’s Burrell Collection

Nicola Barker

The novelist on her new dentist, an increasing addiction to Instagram and watching ‘Car Share’ episodes

Ali Smith

The guest director of the Brighton Festival on Agnès Varda’s première and the Sonia Delaunay exhibition

Miranda Carter

The British historian on the pleasures of lunch and joining Twitter

Jane Owen

The editor of FT House & Home visits Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Philippe Sands

The law professor on fathers and sons, and his film ‘A Nazi Legacy’

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’

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