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  1. Material World

    March 17, 2014

    L'Wren Scott, fashion designer, dead at 49

    L’Wren Scott, the celebrated American fashion designer, has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, police...

  2. Material World

    March 3, 2014

    The Oscars 2014: what brand won the night?

    By Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton Once upon a time it was all so easy: everything rode on who had the prettiest...

  1. January 23, 2014

    August: Osage County – film review

    American family drama on stage is an instantly recognisable brand. Characters open cupboards and skeletons avalanche out. It...

  2. December 19, 2013

    Review: American Hustle

    Enterprising, eccentric director David O. Russell has put out noted flops (I Heart Huckabees) as well as some terrific work...

  3. Business Blog

    November 13, 2013

    Luxury boutiques adjust to stealth wealth

    Remember the scene in Pretty Woman when snooty assistants in a designer clothes shop refuse to serve Julia Roberts because...

  4. July 27, 2012

    The List: The wonderful world of fandom

    JK Rowling’s seven Harry Potter novels run to 4,100 pages, the first of which, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,...

  5. March 30, 2012

    Small talk: Marina Lewycka

    Marina Lewycka was born to Ukrainian parents in a German refugee camp in 1946. They fled to England a year later, settling...

  6. March 23, 2012

    Culture corner: Wonder wear

    Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White tells the tale of Princess Snow (Lily Collins) and her wicked stepmother...

  7. December 9, 2011

    Culture corner: a fetish fairy tale for adults

    It is the time when, along with other festive traditions – chestnuts roasting on an open fire, sleigh bells ringing – even...

  8. August 1, 2011

    The public image: Weetabix’s ‘Big Day’

    Client: Weetabix Agency: BBH Territory: UK Verdict: 4/5 A new £7m campaign for Weetabix, one of Britain’s biggest breakfast...

  9. May 21, 2011

    Labelux is frontrunner to acquire Jimmy Choo

    The Jimmy Choo logo on the window of a retail store in Hong Kong Labelux, the private luxury group that owns Bally, has...

  10. April 9, 2011

    Jimmy Choo sale takes step forward

    The £400m-£500m sale of luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo took a step forward on Friday, with the original shortlist of 10...

  11. August 21, 2010

    The issue with September

    I blame The September Issue – the documentary by RJ Cutler released last year about the making of the September American...

  12. August 14, 2010

    Eat, pray, love – and shop

    On August 13, the film that is supposed to be the female answer to Dinner For Schmucks, Prince of Persia and all those other...

  13. March 31, 2010

    Bloomsbury feels effect of Potter dearth

    Double-digit falls in revenue and profits highlighted the waning of the Harry Potter effect for Blooms-bury, but the...

  14. March 31, 2010

    Bloomsbury feels effect of Potter dearth

    Double-digit falls in revenue and profits highlighted the waning of the Harry Potter effect for Bloomsbury, but the...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2009

    Short-selling villain casting call

    Because only one thing could upstage the moral terpitude of corporate-raider Gordon Gekko — the pure depravity of an evil...

  16. July 6, 2009

    Fleet-footed bankers run rings round the politicians

    At the latest count, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has spent about €200m ($279m) buying up some of the world’s top...

  17. April 14, 2009

    Swansea reprise

    Welsh tourist authorities may have mixed feelings about news that a sequel to the cult 1997 black comedy film Twin Town is...

  18. March 23, 2009

    Lyle Lovett, Royal Festival Hall, London

    It’s hard to hear Lyle Lovett’s songs of footloose cowboys and broken relationships without recalling the poker-faced...

  19. March 21, 2009

    Films on release - Nigel Andrews

    Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino 110 mins (15) ** Watching Paolo Sorrentino's praised-by-some political satire is like being spat...

  20. March 19, 2009

    Recruiters are no longer working on easy street

    What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, just before I started writing this column, I attended a round-table...

  21. November 15, 2008

    TV films

    The last and blackest of the rightly revered Ealing comedies, The Ladykillers (ITV1 Saturday 2.10pm) is a riot of cartoonish...

  22. September 13, 2008

    Oil over bubbled waters

    Memorable bathing scenes on film. Take One: Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman , singing off-key to Prince's "Kiss" before...

  23. August 23, 2008

    The British: cool, ironic and painfully honest

    Is it reasonable to expect art, even in today's puzzling and multifarious cultural landscape, to say something profound and...

  24. August 22, 2008

    The British: cool, ironic and painfully honest

    Is it reasonable to expect art, even in today’s puzzling and multifarious cultural landscape, to say something profound and...

  25. June 21, 2008

    Midsummer day's dream

    T he summer events calendar and style quandaries seem to go together like strawberries and Wimbledon. What to wear to...

  26. June 21, 2008

    Midsummer’s day dream

    The summer events calendar and style quandaries seem to go together like strawberries and Wimbledon. What to wear to...

  27. June 8, 2008

    Chelsea reaches for stars in Hollywood agency deal

    Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack could soon be rubbing shoulders with George Clooney and Tom Cruise after the...

  28. May 31, 2008

    Odds & bods: Winning Smiles

    If you're going to smile, make it a Duchenne. The Duchenne smile, named after Guillaume Duchenne, the 19th-century French...

  29. January 26, 2008

    FILM - Karl French

    Hannah and Her Sisters (BBC2 11.35pm) just may be Woody Allen's most satisfying film, a hymn to the joys of New York and a...

  30. January 12, 2008

    FILMS ON RELEASE

    Charlie Wilson's War Mike Nichols 97 mins (15) ** Hooray for Hollywood's sudden interest in things political. (Must be an...

  31. January 10, 2008

    Observer: Less than golden

    The Golden Globes has always been the more casual - and boozier - sister of the Oscars. This year, however, the awards show...

  32. January 9, 2008

    Life v choice in a hostile world

    Pro-choice or pro-life? Unlike the abortion debate, good art and good cinema offer both. They create a living reality, then...

  33. November 10, 2007

    FILM - Karl French

    A bumper weekend for uncomfortable romances starts today with Adam's Rib (BBC2 12.45pm), George Cukor's smart, acerbic...

  34. October 18, 2007

    Pygmalion, American Airlines Theatre, New York

    Just after it was announced that Claire Danes was going to be Eliza in the Roundabout’s revival of Shaw’s Pygmalion, I read...

  35. September 15, 2007

    Valerie Martin

    Valerie Martin, 59, was born in Missouri and brought up in New Orleans. She studied writing at the University of...

  36. September 15, 2007

    Small Talk: Valerie Martin

    Valerie Martin, 59, was born in Missouri and brought up in New Orleans. She studied writing at the University of...

  37. June 9, 2007

    Ocean's 13

    Steven Soderbergh - 122 mins (PG) The art of all-star piffle reaches Parnassian heights. Fabulous production values, sassy...

  38. June 8, 2007

    Fashion on film

    Of all the biopic news to come out of the recent Cannes Film Festival – Kiera Knightley may or may not play Princess Diana;...

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