Lucy Powell, Angela Eagle, Maria Eagle, Sarah Newton, Pauline Latham and Nicky Morgan
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Westminster women: the gender gap

Elizabeth Rigby asks leading female politicians why the UK parliament remains a men’s club

Food & Drink

Illustration depicting 2007 wines ©Toby Morison
‘There were too many wines among those we tasted whose producers seemed to think it was enough to carry a famous name’
– Jancis Robinson
Warm chicken liver mousse ©Andy Sewell
‘I own an old, blunt-bladed food processor and, when I can find it, a hand-held blender. My mouli-legumes gave up the ghost a year ago’
– Rowley Leigh
Pavshino V, Suburbs of Moscow, Russia, 2012 by Alexander Gronsky
©Alexander Gronsky

Moscow’s edgelands

Alexander Gronsky’s landscape photographs feature Moscovites using the city’s margins as recreational spaces

Mike Judge
©Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Interview: Mike Judge

The creator of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ explains why techie oddball success is a subject ripe for comedy, as shown in his TV satire ‘Silicon Valley’

john lundberg
©Christopher Nunn

‘I’m an artist who makes crop circles’

Curiosity sparked John Lundberg’s unusual hobby, which businesses later used for promotional campaigns

Greg Rutherford
©Benjamin McMahon

FT Masterclass: Long jumping with Greg Rutherford

The FT takes a leap of faith into the sandbox with a straight-leg skip, bent-leg scissor and the dribble bleed

Kevin O' Hare, Director of the Royal Ballet
©Joe Hibbert

The Inventory: Kevin O’Hare

‘As a principal dancer you have to start over in life. I’d be happy to start again,’ says the Royal Ballet director

Illustration of shoplifters by Laura Carlin
©Laura Carlin

When should we say no?

‘The greatest injustices in history have persisted because not enough people were willing to say no to the status quo’

Illustration of a lamb shank
©Richard Allen

Pre-prepared restaurant food

Diners can feel cheated when restaurant food is pre-prepared elsewhere. But if it still results in outstanding meals, should we be complaining?

Zebra fish
©James E. Minchin

Genetics: fat is a fishy issue

How genetically modified fish provide insight on body fat storage in humans

Honorary Royal Marine Bear Grylls photographed on board the HMS President at the Royal Naval Reserve unit, London, last week
©Dan Burn-Forti

Lucy Kellaway meets Bear Grylls

Lucy Kellaway meets the man who’s climbed Everest, dined on maggots and made a fortune from derring-do

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"Fifty per cent of the electorate in our country are female and we need our parliament to look like the country'' Nicky Morgan, education secretary and minister for equalities and women