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  1. September 5, 2014

    Deconstructed: the Rotonde de Cartier Astrocalendaire

    William Hague, leader of the House of Commons, is rumoured to have a peculiar talent for being able to name the day of the...

  2. December 27, 2013

    Elysium – DVD review

    Neill Blomkamp, 2013 Sony Elysium looms into view like the bona fide action sci-fi behemoth it is, with a set-up as old as...

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  1. October 28, 2013

    Christian Noyer urges French government to step up reform

    To step into the office of the governor of the Banque de France is to step back in time. The gilded grandeur of the room...

  2. July 5, 2013

    The Egyptian drama sticks to a well-known script

    Cairo has been going through Act III of the revolutionary passion play, the one in which the euphoria of the streets meets...

  3. July 4, 2013

    Film reviews: A Field in England, The Bling Ring and more

    A Field in England is not so much a film, more a metaphysical epileptic fit. Its unprecedented multiple opening in Britain –...

  4. February 19, 2013

    PM calls attack on duchess ‘misguided’

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband have both weighed into a row over the Duchess of Cambridge, sparked by Booker prize-winning...

  5. February 12, 2013

    New York womenswear: Outsiders embraced

    For a city – and a fashion week calendar – increasingly crowded with clones and conformists, a rapturous response from New...

  6. December 21, 2012

    From rags to richness

    The fashion world’s starkest contrast in styles will soon be playing out in a cinema near you. On one side, there’s the...

  7. Material World

    July 2, 2012

    Raf Simons' Dior debut

    Enter the new era at Dior: new designer (Raf Simons), new show address (a hotel particulier on Avenue d’Iena instead of the...

  8. Material World

    October 5, 2010

    Chanel's Marie Antoinette moment

    Karl Lagerfeld, the long-time designer of Chanel (as well Fendi, as well as his own eponymous line, as well as, this season,...

  9. September 18, 2010

    Correction: Dream world

    ● Due to a picture agency error, a caption for the article “Dream world” in House & Home on September 11 should have read...

  10. March 27, 2010

    Spring’s delectable pastels

    Looks from Burberry Prorsum, Versace, Christian Dior, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein What? Think of a delicious teatime...

  11. March 23, 2010

    Anger directed at Germany smacks of sour grapes

    From Mr Michael Power. Sir, Modern Anglo-Saxon Keynesians remind me of those schoolchildren who eat their packed lunches...

  12. October 23, 2009

    In thrall to all that's gone before

    By Wexford standards John Corigliano's 1991 opera was a leap into the unknown. Wexford is, after all, the festival that has...

  13. October 22, 2009

    The Ghosts of Versailles, Wexford Opera House, Ireland

    By Wexford standards John Corigliano’s 1991 opera was a leap into the unknown. Wexford is, after all, the festival that has...

  14. July 17, 2009

    From ‘Harry Potter’ to prêt-à-porter

    Emma Watson in vintage Ossie Clark One of the odder side effects of the extraordinary success of the Harry Potter film...

  15. June 26, 2009

    Spirits of an age of revolution

    For an opera that was a runaway hit at its Metropolitan Opera premiere 18 years ago, John Corigliano's The Ghosts of...

  16. June 25, 2009

    The Ghosts of Versailles, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

    For an opera that was a runaway hit at its Metropolitan Opera premiere 18 years ago, John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of...

  17. May 16, 2009

    On Show

    Enduring appeal A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art re-examines the concept of good design as it emerged...

  18. May 15, 2009

    A good deal for the taxpayer

    Douglas Hogg, the Conservative MP, has come in for a fair amount of flak over allegations that he used public money to...

  19. May 14, 2009

    A good deal for the taxpayer

    Douglas Hogg, the Conservative MP, has come in for a fair amount of flak over allegations that he used public money to...

  20. March 9, 2009

    Dancing to the Precipice

    Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution By Caroline Moorehead Chatto and Windus £20, 486...

  21. March 7, 2009

    Courting favour

    Lucie Dillon, later marquise de la Tour du Pin after her marriage, was born in 1770 into a life of great privilege in the...

  22. December 2, 2008

    UK-Syria cultural exchange helps build bridges

    Dozens of world-class ceramics are on display in the cavernous Khan Assad Basha, an atmospheric stone caravanserai in...

  23. December 1, 2008

    Culture may smooth the road to peace

    Dozens of world-class ceramics are now on display in the cavernous Khan Assad Basha, an atmospheric stone caravanserai in...

  24. June 2, 2008

    Pandora in the Congo

    Pandora in the Congo By Albert Sánchez Piñol, Translated by Mara Faye Lethem Canongate £14.99, 368 pages FT bookshop price:...

  25. May 31, 2008

    Pandora in the Congo

    Pandora in the Congo by Albert Sánchez Piñol, translated by Mara Faye Lathem Canongate £14.99 368 pages FT Bookshop price:...

  26. May 3, 2008

    Stories: The Other Bills Of Parliament

    On a winter's evening in early January this year, weak light was streaming through the windows of a restaurant in London's...

  27. April 22, 2008

    Tax rebellion tests Brown

    Britain's prime minister yesterday moved to quell a growing rebellion by his MPs over a tax change which has hit up to 5.3m...

  28. April 22, 2008

    Brown attempts to appease tax rebels

    Gordon Brown last night attempted to head off a potentially disastrous Labour tax rebellion by promising to consult on new...

  29. April 21, 2008

    Brown tries to appease tax rebels

    Gordon Brown on Monday attempted to head off a potentially disastrous Labour tax rebellion by promising to consult on new...

  30. April 21, 2008

    The princess's cake gets an added crunch

    "I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: 'Well, let them eat cake...

  31. April 20, 2008

    The princess’s cake gets an added crunch

    “I remembered the way out suggested by a great princess when told that the peasants had no bread: ‘Well, let them eat...

  32. March 8, 2008

    Farewell, Paris

    It became increasingly clear, as the autumn/winter 2008 ready-to-wear season drew to a close last weekend in Paris, that...

  33. March 7, 2008

    Farewell, Paris

    It became increasingly clear, as the autumn/winter 2008 ready-to-wear season drew to a close last weekend in Paris, that...

  34. January 26, 2008

    Puritan Pleasure - He scoots, he tours

    It's not often you get to take a form of transport banned in other cities. The Segway - a two-wheeled platform that runs on...

  35. January 22, 2008

    Observer: Into the ground

    Pierre-Karl Péladeau has relished reminding acquaintances that his birthday coincides with the anniversary of Marie...

  36. February 2, 2007

    Plenty of fair trade

    Palm Beach, long the storied playground for the rich, now has another focus: art fairs. These events, sprinkled amid the...

  37. January 25, 2007

    On show

    Let them have art The Palm Beach International Fine Art & Antique Fair begins on Friday. About 100 dealers from around the...

  38. December 19, 2006

    Honour the woman who enlightened Europe

    Three hundred years ago this week, an extraordinary woman was born in Paris. Emilie du Châtelet not only became one of the...

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