Caroline Daniel

The Diary illustration by Luke Waller
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The FT Weekend editor senses a downbeat technology vibe in Europe and shares Italy’s policy mindset

Illustration of cars/taxi cabs under the shadow of a plane
©Shonagh Rae

Izabella Kaminska

The FT Alphaville reporter on privileged access, the use of the term ‘fintech’ and spontaneous on-demand immediacy

illustration for Jeevan Vasagar's The Diary, January 23 weekend
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Jeevan Vasagar

The FT correspondent sees challenging times for the city-state’s economy and misses Berlin’s artistic spirit

Illustration of Annie Leibovitz's exhibition
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Henry Mance

The FT’s media correspondent on Annie Leibovitz’s exhibition and how we eventually find ways to infuriate each other

Illustration of a tech accelerator course
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The Diary: Louise Chunn

The start-up founder on unicorn-hunting and staying sane in Silicon Valley

Justin & Sophie Trudeau illustration
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Ravi Mattu

The FT’s tech editor on machine learning, the two different images of Justin Trudeau and the devotion of Canadian lawmakers

Luke Waller
©Luke Waller

The Diary: Jeremy Paxman

The FT contributing editor on the forthcoming Bridget Jones film, etiquette on the Tube and a Samuel Pepys exhibition

'Today' show illustration
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Philippe Sands

The law professor on Nuremberg memorial week and the quest for international justice

King Kong movie illustration
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The Diary: Tom Hiddleston

The actor on a new King Kong film, JG Ballard and red-carpet selfies

Illustration of works of art in Saudi Arabia
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FT editor Lionel Barber in Saudi Arabia

‘This is an extraordinary time to visit: a new king, an oil-price collapse and a war of choice in Yemen’

Nicola Barker

The novelist on garden foxes, digital etiquette, and muscular television news

The Diary: Randy Boyagoda

The author attends a literary-political conference, where the struggles of oppressed writers and their families were discussed

Sandi Toksvig

The broadcaster on founding the Women’s Equality party, Nicole Kidman and travelling more slowly

Izabella Kaminska

The FT Alphaville reporter on Paul Volcker as a pub quizmaster, financial crime authors and ‘Star Trek’ economics

Michael Skapinker

The FT columnist on the Emerging Voices arts award, the New York Public Library and dressing up for an evening event

Tina Brown

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

Amanda Foreman

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

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