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  1. October 12, 2012

    From gonzo to dodos

    You wouldn’t know it was Ralph Steadman’s house from the outside. There are no trademark paint spatterings across the...

  2. July 20, 2012

    There’s more to G4S than an Olympic debacle

    “Off with his head!” – MPs on the home affairs select committee appeared to be channelling the instant fury of Lewis...

  1. June 20, 2012

    Alice in Wonderland, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

    When the accomplished Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland premiered at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2007,...

  2. May 13, 2012

    Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, British Library, London

    “Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song,” wrote Edmund Spenser, born the son of a journeyman in 16th-century East...

  3. March 20, 2012

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a flag of convenience under which a boisterous misrepresentation of a masterpiece has...

  4. November 9, 2011

    Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool

    “If you don’t know what a Gryphon is, look at the picture” reads a note in Charles Dodgson’s detailed plan for a text with...

  5. October 28, 2011

    Lives of the Novelists

    John Sutherland’s Lives of the Novelists is the fruit of a truly staggering amount of reading – the culmination of half a...

  6. October 21, 2011

    1Q84

    The title of Haruki Murakami’s new three-volume novel points to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. The Japanese word for...

  7. August 10, 2011

    The Fifth Continent, Collegiate Church, Salzburg

    Claude Vivier was barely older than Mozart when he was brutally murdered in his Paris apartment 28 years ago. By the age of...

  8. April 11, 2011

    The Alice Behind Wonderland

    The Alice Behind Wonderland, by Simon Winchester, Oxford University Press, RRP£9.99, 128 pages How appropriate was the...

  9. December 17, 2010

    Expect adventures in euroland until leaders craft a plan

    “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” – Alice “That depends a good deal on where you want to get...

  10. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2010

    Taxes in wonderland

    It takes all the arguing you can do to keep in the same place. Apologies to Lewis Carroll (who knew a thing or two about...

  11. May 28, 2010

    Will taxpayers end up in a jam tomorrow?

    Tax is not like jam. We like the idea of jam today. But we much prefer tax tomorrow (or never). I’m sure the tea ladies at...

  12. May 14, 2010

    Changes in moviedom

    Cate Blanchett in Cannes The Dream and the Deal It took skill to fly to Cannes from London this year. Weaving nimbly between...

  13. May 7, 2010

    Boy meets dozens of girls

    Though its subtitle suggests otherwise, Namouna, A Grand Divertissement does have a plot: basically the same one as that of...

  14. 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...

  15. March 22, 2010

    The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

    The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Understanding the Author of Alice in Wonderland By Jenny Woolf Haus Books £18.99, 320 pages FT...

  16. March 4, 2010

    Better the devil you know

    Here is a tale of two Lewises. One wrote a small but great children's book that still delights, surprises and enchants. The...

  17. March 3, 2010

    Film releases: March 5

    He screams for ice cream: Doug Jones in ‘Legion’ Here is a tale of two Lewises. One wrote a small but great children’s book...

  18. November 9, 2009

    Rebuilding the American way

    Earnest and playful, intellectual and physical, the members of the New York-based company Team are an engaging bunch. The...

  19. November 8, 2009

    Architecting, Barbican (Pit), London

    Earnest and playful, intellectual and physical, the members of the New York-based company TEAM are an engaging bunch. The...

  20. August 31, 2009

    Snark

    Snark By David Denby Picador £9.99, 144 pages FT Bookshop price: £7.99 Something is seriously wrong with the way we insult...

  21. August 14, 2009

    Here’s some real magic for Mr Neale

    From Mr Eric Keetch. Sir, I am not a magician, just a bloody good accountant of 35 years’ standing – planning on retirement...

  22. July 10, 2009

    White Denim

    There is a playful kind of psychedelic rock, when bands sing about yellow submarines or Lewis Carroll. Then there is the...

  23. July 9, 2009

    White Denim, Heaven, London

    There is a playful kind of psychedelic rock, when bands sing about yellow submarines or Lewis Carroll. Then there is the...

  24. March 23, 2009

    Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky By Lewis CarrollIllustrated by Joel Stewart Walker Books 2003 The Alice in Wonderland books are perennial...

  25. October 22, 2008

    French banks

    "And thick and fast, they came at last, and more and more and more." Like Lewis Carroll, European governments are outdoing...

  26. October 21, 2008

    The bail-out laggards

    “And thick and fast, they came at last, and more and more and more.” Like Lewis Carroll, European governments are outdoing...

  27. September 18, 2008

    The Short View

    Lewis Carroll's White Queen "believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast". Traders could use that skill....

  28. August 9, 2008

    A broad appeal

    Earlier this year Guildford was cited by international marketing information analyst CACI as one of the most "recession...

  29. August 9, 2008

    A broad appeal

    Earlier this year Guildford was cited by international marketing information analyst CACI as one of the most “recession...

  30. July 19, 2008

    Non-fiction: Lewis Carroll in Numberland

    Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life by Robin Wilson Allen Lane £16.99 212 pages FT...

  31. January 12, 2008

    You must remember this

    Memory: An Anthology Edited by Harriet Harvey Wood and A.S. Byatt Chatto & Windus £25, 352 pages FT bookshop price: £20...

  32. January 5, 2008

    The List: Children's author Emily Bearn builds the perfect library for young readers

    With my daughter's third birthday approaching, the time has come to throw away her laminated baby books, and start...

  33. December 15, 2007

    TOURS, BOAT TRIPS AND THE DRIVE HOME

    Infinite choice can be as daunting as none at all. Deluging us with movies old and new, each of which comes with a...

  34. November 16, 2007

    Outside the box

    As the nights draw in and the evenings stretch out, we need to use our imaginations to avoid pointless evenings watching TV....

  35. November 9, 2007

    Morgan Stanley peers through the looking glass, darkly

    It sounds like something out of Lewis Carroll. Almost a year ago, Morgan Stanley's proprietary traders bet that subprime...

  36. November 9, 2007

    Morgan Stanley peers through the looking glass darkly

    It sounds like something out of Lewis Carroll. Almost a year ago, Morgan Stanley's proprietary traders bet that subprime...

  37. November 8, 2007

    Morgan Stanley peers through looking glass

    It sounds like something out of Lewis Carroll. Almost a year ago, Morgan Stanley’s proprietary traders bet that subprime...

  38. May 19, 2007

    Visual Arts

    Adip Dutta: MAN/NAM Aicon Gallery, London W1 A large genderless figure confronts an elegant rearing cobra. A pair of...

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