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  1. March 7, 2014

    Bryan Cranston is breaking good

    So many things can go wrong in the kitchen. It’s like baking a soufflé: it can go flat and you have no idea why.” Breaking...

  2. December 13, 2013

    See you, see me

    For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

  1. December 12, 2013

    Mandela, American public servant

    It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

  2. November 14, 2013

    Review – The Butler

    The Butler is like some bonkers Advent calendar of American history. Every time a White House window opens, a film star’s...

  3. August 28, 2013

    Obama tells of ‘unfinished business’ in King commemoration

    Barack Obama, the first black US president, cast economic inequality and income stagnation facing Americans of all races as...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    August 28, 2013

    I have a dream

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty A march in Washington to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday marked the ‘Let Freedom Ring Commemoration...

  5. August 23, 2013

    A dream deferred

    The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, by William P Jones, Norton,...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2013

    Reflections at the Lincoln Memorial

    Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Cyclists ride past the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington The Rev. Dr....

  7. April 19, 2013

    Gay marriage: preaching to the unconverted

    Only a year ago Barack Obama still didn’t dare support gay marriage. There are few political issues in history on which...

  8. January 24, 2013

    US taxes: Certain as death, complicated as hell

    Pedro Alfonso, a veteran of the technology and telecommunications business in Washington, has five photographs hanging in...

  9. January 21, 2013

    African-Americans mark proud moment

    Melissa Stokes’ day began before dawn with a visit to the new Martin Luther King memorial and then photos with friends in...

  10. January 21, 2013

    European stocks flirt with two-year highs

    Monday 19:00 GMT. EUROPEAN CLOSE. A firm day in Europe left the region’s stocks challenging their best levels in nearly two...

  11. January 20, 2013

    Second inauguration to be more subdued

    Four years ago, Barack Obama brought his family to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration to pay...

  12. December 18, 2012

    Now Dig This!, MoMA PS1, New York

    In August 1965, the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles span into six days of fires, violence and destruction that left 34...

  13. October 1, 2012

    American Lulu, Komische Oper Berlin

    Lulu, her adoptive father and her lesbian admirer are black, and the action takes place amid the US Civil Rights movement to...

  14. September 7, 2012

    Lewis attacks tightened voter ID laws

    John Lewis, the civil rights activist who fought against racial segregation with Martin Luther King, has decried Republican...

  15. June 22, 2012

    From riots to a rebirth

    Nothing elevates the status of a burgeoning district in Washington DC like a visit from the president and first lady of the...

  16. June 8, 2012

    John Carlos, USA

    Mexico City, 1968 200m When John Carlos was a young boy in Harlem, New York, he had a vivid dream in which he was standing...

  17. April 13, 2012

    Expat lives: In seeds we trust

    Few Romans list one of their work contact numbers in the Arctic Circle but Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global...

  18. March 16, 2012

    Clooney arrested at Sudan protest

    George Clooney, the US actor, has been arrested, with his father, while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in...

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 16, 2012

    European stocks grind higher while yen appreciates further

    The downgrade of nine European nations continued to reverberate across global markets. However, traders grew increasingly...

  20. January 16, 2012

    Will equities resume post-holiday dream run?

    US investors will return from their Martin Luther King Jr holiday with equities at possibly an important inflection...

  21. December 30, 2011

    Former Obama adviser plots Miliband course

    Ed Miliband has a once-in-a-generation chance to win the argument over business ethics and should push ahead with his...

  22. October 21, 2011

    Chuka Umunna on. . .

    His ethnic background Chuka Umunna bridles slightly when asked if he describes himself as black. “I do find it a bit...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2011

    Obama indicates support for OWS

    Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

  24. October 16, 2011

    Obama extends support for protesters

    Barack Obama, US president, offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of...

  25. October 13, 2011

    The Mountaintop, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York

    At least 15 minutes of Katori Hall’s new play had elapsed before I realised just how much I had been missing Samuel L....

  26. October 7, 2011

    Driving Miss Daisy, Wyndham’s, London

    It’s a star vehicle, so it seems apt that it’s about driving. Alfred Uhry’s touching tale about a crusty old widow and her...

  27. October 4, 2011

    Investors in Zambia can rest easy

    From Mr Samuel Ngoma. Sir, I refer to Andrew England’s false alarm headlined “Zambia’s new leader stirs investor unease”...

  28. August 29, 2011

    India’s battle for democracy has just begun

    Anna Hazare’s 13-day fast that galvanised much of India raises two issues – one about the Gandhian mode of protest, the...

  29. August 12, 2011

    The Beach Beneath the Street

    The lack of politicisation in the recent riots around Britain can be frustrating to those steeped in French theory, those...

  30. August 12, 2011

    Going the whole hog

    View the slideshow The more smoke and neon, the better the barbecue. Next to peanut butter, it is America’s national food,...

  31. June 2, 2011

    Award-winning reporter and games player

    John Graham, a vivid young reporter for the FT from Washington, Vietnam and Northern Ireland some 40 years ago, has died in...

  32. April 8, 2011

    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable, Allen Lane, RRP£30, 608 pages Malcolm Little, better known to...

  33. March 30, 2011

    Martin Luther Miliband speaks

    Ed Miliband has drawn criticism for his weekend speech at the TUC rally where he associated the cause with Emmeline...

  34. Westminster Blog

    March 30, 2011

    Ed Miliband's wedding speech

    As news emerges of Ed Miliband’s impending nuptials, FT Westminster has obtained a secret copy of his draft speech: “I’m so...

  35. March 18, 2011

    Blueprint for a revolution

    Protesters in Cairo; Canvas has links with the April 6 activists In October 2000, a group of students from Belgrade...

  36. February 20, 2011

    Obama has weak hand to play in Mideast

    For the first time since he left office two years ago, George W. Bush misses being in the White House. That is the word...

  37. February 15, 2011

    Obama speaks out for freedom

    Barack Obama has declared US support for demonstrators in the Middle East and north Africa, in comments likely to irritate...

  38. February 15, 2011

    US non-violence centre trained Egypt activists

    Some of Egypt and Tunisia’s protest leaders learnt skills and planning methods from a US centre for non-violent resistance,...

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