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    1. October 31, 2014

      To hell and back, via Salina

      There’s a famous ferry journey in Dante’s “Inferno” – across the River Acheron to the first circle of hell. But as our ferry...

    2. April 11, 2014

      Dante was wrong – hell is hot desks and sinners on six figures

      The first time the BBC made a spoof documentary about the workplace, it was easy to laugh. The Office was about a dead-end...

    1. The World

      November 6, 2013

      Why Bill de Blasio became New York mayor

      Bill de Blasio celebrates his election triumph with his family. Reuters Three months ago, Bill de Blasio was trailing in...

    2. August 30, 2013

      Unspectacular vernacular

      The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, translated by Clive James, Picador, RRP£25, 526 pages Do we really need another...

    3. June 21, 2013

      Time is on my side

      I haven’t thought much about boredom recently – maybe not for years. I guess the middle of life is not the time for boredom;...

    4. May 23, 2013

      Marco Polo, Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway – review

      Tan Dun’s opera Marco Polo has had a chequered history. Originally commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival in...

    5. May 14, 2013

      Hell is other people

      Inferno by Dan Brown, Bantam, RRP£20/Doubleday RRP$29.95, 480 pages The plot of Inferno, the new blockbuster thriller from...

    6. April 19, 2013

      Girlfriend in a Coma – DVD review

      Annalisa Piras, 2012Springshot ★★★☆☆ Who could fail to like a film that opens with someone reading FT Weekend? Or uses...

    7. November 23, 2012

      The Diary: Bill Emmott

      We all know that policemen are getting younger, and I recall a spot of surprise as ambassadors got younger too, especially...

    8. August 10, 2012

      Arbiter of art who leapt with agility among epochs

      Robert Hughes, who has died in New York at 74, set 20th-century art alight in the popular imagination, with prose of a...

    9. June 14, 2012

      Paradiso perduto?

      From Mr Christopher Robbins. Sir, I have two topically symbolic €2 coins in my pocket today: one depicts Don Quixote with...

    10. April 9, 2012

      La Muette de Portici, Opéra Comique, Paris

      Death by molten lava. That’s how Fenella, the mute girl of the title, is supposed to end it all: jumping out of a window as...

    11. March 30, 2012

      Memento mori

       Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilisation, by Stephen Cave, RRP Biteback £20, 320 pages Stephen...

    12. December 11, 2011

      Moneylenders that want a mere 4,214%

      Interest rates in the UK are at their lowest for 80 years. But not for customers of the cheerily named payday lender Wonga,...

    13. June 24, 2011

      Dante in Love

      Dante in Love, by AN Wilson, Atlantic, RRP£25, 400 pages Dante Alighieri (born Florence 1265, died Ravenna 1321) is, AN...

    14. May 21, 2011

      The Diary: AN Wilson

      Never mind policemen getting younger. You know that you have reached the afternoon of your days when school contemporaries...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2011

      Lehman in SCDO trial down under

      Bloomberg reports Wednesday on the first day of an Australian trial involving a long-running dispute with potentially...

    16. February 21, 2011

      Proust Was a Neuroscientist

      Proust Was a Neuroscientist, by Jonah Lehrer, Canongate, RRP£16.99, 256 pages Was Proust a neuroscientist? Well, in a manner...

    17. December 3, 2010

      Hot property: culture

      The young and curious, or retired and vigorous, are increasingly searching out a second home within a capital city for its...

    18. October 18, 2010

      Dante’s Divine Comedy

      Dante’s Divine Comedy, by Seymour Chwast, Bloomsbury, RRP£16.99, 128 pages Although it is structured and laid out as a comic...

    19. August 30, 2010

      Small Talk: Ismail Kadare

      Born in Gjirokastra, Albania, in 1936, Ismail Kadare was originally known for his poems, the first of which was published...

    20. April 12, 2010

      A Reader on Reading

      A Reader on Reading By Alberto Manguel Yale University Press £18, 320 pages FT Bookshop price: £14.40What makes human beings...

    21. December 7, 2009

      Guide Arts around the world

      Naples Back to Baroque From Saturday, Naples launches a city-wide "exhibition project" of its Baroque masterpieces. Spanning...

    22. September 19, 2009

      Banks eye way out of hell to salvation (via the Treasury)

      "Qui si parra' la tua nobilitate." ("Here is where your virtue will be put to the test Dante Alighieri's apprehension upon...

    23. August 15, 2009

      The Diary: AN Wilson

      At the beginning of the week, we cleared out of Philadelphia for a few days to head for the ocean. The party consisted of...

    24. August 5, 2009

      Lehman estate set for landmark appeal

      Lawyers for the Lehman Brothers US estate will appeal against a decision by English courts that retail investors from Papua...

    25. August 4, 2009

      Lehman Brothers set for landmark appeal

      Lawyers for the Lehman Brothers US estate will appeal against a decision by English courts that retail investors from Papua...

    26. April 7, 2009

      The discovery of depth

      Usually considered the father of European art, Giotto for many is synonymous with his fresco cycles. In the Scrovegni...

    27. April 6, 2009

      From flatness into depth

      Usually considered the father of European art, Giotto for many is synonymous with his fresco cycles. In the Scrovegni Chapel...

    28. February 21, 2009

      The poem: Rime

      by Dante Alighieri, translated by Anthony Mortimer Three women have come to sit around my heart, Around but not within, For...

    29. December 13, 2008

      ‘Australia’ is a wish-myth for its country

      It could not have been more allegorical if it had been scripted by Dante or John Bunyan. In one corner of London’s Leicester...

    30. November 1, 2008

      A taste of Bordeaux

      What can parents do when the children have flown the nest and the family holiday is no more? When our brood took off two...

    31. August 16, 2008

      The Human Fish

      by Leontia Flynn We touch down late and meet a long day's heat. Another budget destination: drain smells, overarching skies...

    32. June 7, 2008

      Guelf

      Love moves the family, but hate makes the better soldier; why would the boxer scatter his purse, sell up his soul, be...

    33. December 22, 2007

      Cimabue and the passage to modernity

      The Madonna and Child and the Crucifixion - birth and death - are the twin images underpinning Christian iconography and...

    34. December 22, 2007

      Cimabue and the passage to modernity

      The Madonna and Child and the Crucifixion – birth and death – are the twin images underpinning Christian iconography and...

    35. December 20, 2007

      Banks in 2007

      The reputation which the world bestows is like the wind, that shifts now here now there, its name changed with the quarter...

    36. December 15, 2007

      The mod squad

      Ezra Pound: Poet, A Portrait of the Man and His WorkVolume 1 – The Young Genius, 1885-1920 By A. David Moody Oxford...

    37. October 19, 2007

      Where the world slows down

      When an Italian wants to show you some nook of his world, some special corner of his patch, never turn down the offer. When...

    38. September 29, 2007

      Poetry

      The dead wander through Sean O'Brien's The Drowned Book (Picador £8.99) in a noble aspect: not drowned, submerged or...

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