Lucian Freud photographed in 2005 by David Dawson
©David Dawson

A life with Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud’s assistant David Dawson worked with the artist for 25 years, photographing Freud in every aspect of his life. Dawson’s images and memories are now collected in a new book


'Angels at the table' illustration ©Ingram Pinn
‘Naked’s pitch is that their investors fund struggling young winemakers who need capital in order to turn their talent into delicious liquids’
– Jancis Robinson
Fish pie ©Andy Sewell
‘I like tomatoes in my fish pie. My mother put them in and I have never seen fit to contradict her’
– Rowley Leigh
An illustration for Spotify
©Mike McQuade

The Spotify effect: Streaming’s capital

How did Sweden – a nation of 10m – become the ‘streaming’ capital of the world and the crystal ball for the future of the music industry?

A replica of the ceiling of Gwozdziec’s 18th-century synagogue, a key exhibit in Warsaw’s new museum of Jewish history
©Magdalena Starowieyska

A new Warsaw museum devoted to Jewish-Polish history

Ninety per cent of Poland’s Jews died in the Holocaust. But now a bold – architecturally and intellectually – new museum looks beyond the horror to celebrate a common heritage

The view from Mount Caburn, one of the highest landmarks in East Sussex
©Simon Roberts

A walk with the FT: the South Downs with Graham Swift

The writer, who takes his favourite walk ‘half a dozen times a year, at least – in all weathers’, talks about England, war and the stuff of life

High-speed video was used to analyse the extraordinary movements of the desert sidewinder rattlesnake
©Tim Nowak

Robotics: inspirational snakes

Scientists have analysed the mesmerising movement of sidewinder snakes to improve the performance of robots

This tableau, using knitted creations from previous displays, was created for FT Weekend Magazine
©Alma Haser

First Person: ‘I knit my mother’s front garden’

Suzanne Haggerty creates woollen outdoor displays for the public to enjoy

Illustration for The Shrink & The Sage, October 25
©Laura Carlin

Should we seek material security?

‘Instead of chasing chimeras, we should learn to come to terms with life’s fundamental insecurity’

©Richard Allen

A phone with a voice

‘Like EM Forster’s Baedeker-clutchers, travellers glued to their gadgets will miss out. But when you get tripe-sandwich cravings in Florence . . .’

Gregory Porter

The Inventory: Gregory Porter

‘Whether this gift brings me success or poverty, it’s what I’m going to do,’ says the Grammy winner

Quick bites: Tel Aviv’s pitta palace

The bread – and fillings – at street café Miznon are so good that queues form day and night

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'He liked things to look awkward in the way that life looks awkward' David Dawson, Lucian Freud's assistant