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    1. October 31, 2014

      Andy Haldane seeks real-time global view

      Andy Haldane: Goes boldly on . . .  Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane is the new Captain Kirk. At a lecture at...

    2. July 31, 2014

      L’Orfeo, Prinzregententheater, Munich – review

      If any singer was destined to play Monteverdi’s Orfeo, a character who embodies the power of song, it is Christian Gerhaher....

    1. January 10, 2014

      Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

      No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged tribute....

    2. December 12, 2013

      Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

      The second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, is an undemanding and perfectly decent action...

    3. September 16, 2013

      UK recovery boosts Shore Capital

      Growing confidence in the UK’s economic recovery is encouraging more companies to raise money, Shore Capital said, as the...

    4. September 6, 2013

      Beauty in high definition

      Five years ago the first high-definition cameras sent celebrities running for (pore) cover. Now the camera of choice is Red,...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2013

      Gollum graffiti

      Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Graffiti depicting Lord of the Rings character Gollum is seen on a fence surrounding the...

    6. July 26, 2013

      Weta Digital: The Lords of CGI

      The company that would go on to become the world leader in film effects, with its fingerprints on numerous Hollywood...

    7. March 19, 2013

      Shore Capital picks up market share

      Aim-quoted Shore Capital, the financial services group specialising in small caps, swung back into the black last year...

    8. January 9, 2013

      From hobbits to a tech hotbed

      Wellington, the windy capital at the foot of New Zealand’s North Island, has been affectionately labelled “Wellywood” for...

    9. January 4, 2013

      Entertainment One soars after green light

      Shares in Entertainment One rallied as much as 6.4 per cent after it received the go-ahead from Canadian regulators for its...

    10. December 13, 2012

      A juggernaut in Middle-earth

      “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, announces the poster. Unexpected? By whom? Among the great certainties of earthly...

    11. October 19, 2012

      Andy Serkis: from Gollum to studio boss

      “My preciiiiooouuuuss … ” For more than a decade, two simple words have followed Andy Serkis wherever he goes. His...

    12. September 24, 2012

      Shore Capital swings back to health

      A positive swing in profits is driving recovery at Shore Capital after revenues suffered during the second half of last...

    13. July 5, 2012

      Ticket rises improve picture at Cineworld

      Higher ticket prices have offset a fall in the number of moviegoers at Cineworld, the UK’s biggest cinema chain by revenues....

    14. April 6, 2012

      The List: Things people say in bookshops

      Jen Campbell started her blog “Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops” three years ago. A collection of the best...

    15. March 5, 2012

      Warner Bros looks for spell to replace Harry Potter

      Sherlock Holmes has been the subject of many a TV or film adaptation, from Basil Rathbone’s 1940s films, to the recent BBC...

    16. February 20, 2012

      Insead scoops top award with tale of toilet paper

      Toilet paper, soap and breakfast cereal have proven to be the stuff of which dreams are made for three groups of professors...

    17. February 10, 2012

      Viggo Mortensen

      When Viggo Mortensen walks into the Soho hotel room where I’m waiting for him, I have this strange feeling of being taken...

    18. January 13, 2012

      Sex, art and Picasso’s libido

      Bless their thermal undergarments. Archive material just released under the 50-year rule in Stockholm reveals that the...

    19. December 13, 2011

      Rightwinger kills Florence street traders

      A rightwing extremist killed two African street sellers and wounded three others on Tuesday in a shooting spree that hit the...

    20. November 11, 2011

      ‘Call of Duty MW3’ takes $400m on first day

      Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty franchise has again broken its own record for the “biggest entertainment launch” to date,...

    21. November 3, 2011

      Hollywood’s biggest tech star

      A few months ago Hollywood actor Nolan North – shiny chestnut hair, porcelain teeth, gym-honed pecs – was flying out of Los...

    22. September 19, 2011

      Shore Capital aims to raise £20m trust

      Shore Capital is aiming to raise a £20m ($31m) venture capital trust to fill what it calls a “vacuum” left by cautious...

    23. July 31, 2011

      Entertainment industry: A cloud up in the air

      Executives at Universal Pictures thought they had a hit on their hands. The Hollywood studio had been offered the chance to...

    24. July 2, 2011

      Tolkien was the first digital visionary

      From Mr Richard Murphy. Sir, The Lex Column (“Harry Potter”, June 25) describes J.K. Rowling as a digital visionary for...

    25. June 27, 2011

      Home is where the heartlessness is

      I have spent a large part of my adult life evading jibes about the unfashionable area in which I grew up. Croydon, a town on...

    26. April 15, 2011

      The List: Five fictional languages

      HBO’s Game of Thrones hits our screens next week on Sky Atlantic. It is set in Westeros, a mythical world where...

    27. March 23, 2011

      Ode to Ayn Rand captures her tone

      Atlas Shrugged Part I Director: Paul Johansson Release date: April 15 in the US only The funniest, and possibly wisest,...

    28. March 8, 2011

      Facebook to host film rental experiment

      Facebook’s potential to become a mass online platform for other forms of media is facing an early test, with news of the...

    29. December 29, 2010

      Seven bets for a better year for business in 2011

      With a new year – and the third anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis – coming, should business be optimistic about what...

    30. December 11, 2010

      Shore anniversary

      Shore Capital founder Howard Shore celebrated 25 years since he founded his brokerage for just £10,000 at Claridges this...

    31. November 11, 2010

      ‘Black Ops’ launch takes $360m in a day

      Activision Blizzard has set a record for a video game launch, saying that its Call of Duty: Black Ops title made $360m in...

    32. November 9, 2010

      Dubai seeks leading role with Hollywood studios

      As Tom Cruise descends on Dubai to shoot the fourth Mission Impossible film, the debt-laden city hopes its emergence as a...

    33. October 27, 2010

      New Zealand PM reaches ‘Hobbit’ deal

      New Zealand has agreed to make changes to employment law and offered additional tax incentives in order to convince...

    34. October 8, 2010

      MGM seeks approval for bankruptcy plan

      LOS ANGELES, October 7 – Film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer proposed a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan on Thursday that would wipe...

    35. September 17, 2010

      Spanish water wars put wetlands at risk

      Less than a year ago, this would-be wetland reserve was so desiccated, grey and clouded with smoke seeping from underground...

    36. September 14, 2010

      Shore Capital division sees rebound

      Shore Capital, the stockbroker and asset manager, more than doubled its first-half profits as its fund management division...

    37. September 9, 2010

      NBC tackles King’s Dark Tower novels

      The Dark Tower, an epic series of novels by horror writer Stephen King, will soon receive an epic adaptation.In a...

    38. April 21, 2010

      Warner buys gaming studio to tap networks technology

      Warner Bros is buying North America's largest independent online gaming studio in an effort to spread its social...

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