Jeremy Paxman

Illustration for The Diary: Jeremy Paxman
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The FT’s contributing editor on the growing elderly population, fishing and how the EU referendum has energised people

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 North Korea
©Shonagh Rae

Seven strange days in North Korea

The FT’s Asia editor on his visit to the hermit kingdom

Illustration of Frieze art fair
©Illustration by Luke Waller

Jan Dalley

On a trip to NYC for Frieze art fair, the FT’s arts editor stays at an intriguing Airbnb in Harlem

©Shonagh Rae

John Paul Rathbone

The FT’s Latin American editor on endearing Spanish nicknames, and the Hispanic voters’ view on the US elections

Illustration of a shadow banking workshop
©Luke Waller

Izabella Kaminska

The FT Alphaville reporter on attending a shadow banking workshop and speculation on the Bitcoin inventor’s identity

Illustration of a deconstruction site in the docklands of Cape Town
©Toby Whitebread

Hedley Twidle

The South African academic and essayist on the Zeitz MOCAA museum and Africa’s only nuclear power plant

Illustration by Luke Waller
©Luke Waller

Alec Russell

The Weekend FT’s incoming editor on tech wizardry, wacky theatre, billionaires, palatial gardens

Illustration of Library of Alexandria
©Shonagh Rae

Jeremy Paxman

The FT’s contributing editor on having his phone shut in the fridge and spectacular buildings with nothing much inside

Illustration of a girl taking a selfie
©Toby Whitebread

Jonathan Ford

The FT’s chief leader writer on the Wentworth golf club row and his dismay over a new internet craze

Rory Bremner

The political satirist on making fun of George Osborne, being around the ‘bitterati’ and the pro and anti-EU arguments

Jeremy Paxman

The FT contributing editor on visiting Coventry’s cathedral, ‘University Challenge’ and journalism’s exuberant humour

Matthew Garrahan

The FT’s global media editor on attending the Oscars, visiting friends and an evolving Los Angeles

Murad Ahmed

The FT’s European technology correspondent witnesses tight security and visits al-Aqsa mosque on a trip to Jerusalem

Nicola Barker

The novelist on becoming her pet’s erotic pawn, Facebook’s designated ‘pages’ and brand economics

Sebastian Payne

The FT’s digital comment editor on covering the New Hampshire primary elections — and Trump’s campaign accessories

Caroline Daniel

The FT Weekend editor senses a downbeat technology vibe in Europe and shares Italy’s policy mindset

Izabella Kaminska

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

Jeevan Vasagar

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

Henry Mance

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

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