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    1. November 13, 2014

      Challenger banks will wind up feeling challenged themselves

      Former boxer Terry Malloy claimed he “coulda binna contender” in the gritty movie On The Waterfront. Ex-contender status may...

    2. August 17, 2014

      Finding Neverland, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts – review

      One hundred and ten years after he first appeared onstage, at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, Peter Pan is still having a...

    1. November 28, 2013

      Review: Saving Mr Banks

      Saving Mr Banks is just what Christmas needs: a feelgood movie that doesn’t need a brain bypass. The film warms our hearts...

    2. November 1, 2013

      The time taken to fill a bath

      All this striving; what’s the point? It was Sunday morning and I had the place to myself all day. I had plans all right –...

    3. August 22, 2013

      Never knowingly underpaid, JLP staff are an oddity

      Like Mary Poppins, the John Lewis Partnership is practically perfect in every way. Even its payroll screw-ups are benign....

    4. July 27, 2012

      Britain’s genius for childlike pop culture

      During the opening Olympic ceremony I felt a strange stirring inside. At first I thought it was the dodgy chicken sandwich...

    5. June 8, 2012

      Fatty food clampdown is hard to swallow

      Winnie-the-Pooh: [tries to climb out the front door but is stuck] Oh, oh, help and bother! I’m stuck. Rabbit: Oh, dear. Oh,...

    6. November 21, 2011

      US deficit: super flops

      It may be about time for the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious committee to step in. If there was any process under which...

    7. November 10, 2011

      Chow Tai Fook cuts size of Hong Kong listing

      Chow Tai Fook Jewellery has been forced to scale back its Hong Kong listing plan because of market volatility but still...

    8. September 29, 2011

      Gaytten’s difficult inheritance

      It was not the way any assistant would want to inherit a fashion house. Last June, John Galliano executives tapped studio...

    9. July 6, 2011

      Cendrillon, Royal Opera House, London

      One wave of the fairy godmother’s magic wand and Massenet’s delicate opera might disappear. Its music alternates between...

    10. December 17, 2010

      Why finding a good nanny can be taxing

      The cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 21 has now reached a staggering £200,000. Childcare accounts for...

    11. October 1, 2010

      Small talk: Peter Ackroyd

      Much of Peter Ackroyd’s prolific writing career has been inspired by his love of London, from his first novel, The Great...

    12. September 21, 2010

      Nanny needed to chair the board

      From Mr Stephen Dewar. Sir, Lucy Kellaway has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed the key qualification for a successful...

    13. August 13, 2010

      Shrinks and thin skins

      Sometimes I think I should buy myself five starched striped dresses, some white lace-up shoes, and a bicycle with a wicker...

    14. July 16, 2010

      Toy Story merchandising

      Disney hopes to sell $2.4bn of Toy Story 3 merchandise, almost five times the box office proceeds of its average Pixar film....

    15. June 20, 2010

      Irish banks may test contagion theory

      “If you invest your tuppenceWisely in the bank . . . You can purchase first and second trust deedsThink of the...

    16. February 15, 2010

      Falkland oil hopes fuel low-level campaign

      War, Winnie the Pooh. Now what?Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982 in a failed attempt to wrest the windswept...

    17. February 15, 2010

      Few options for Argentina over Falklands

      War, Winnie the Pooh. Now what?Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982 in a failed attempt to wrest the windswept...

    18. October 12, 2009

      Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

      Return to the Hundred Acre Wood By David Benedictus Egmont £12.99, 201 pages FT Bookshop price: £10.39 It’s a steel-hearted...

    19. September 28, 2009

      What’s in a name?

      Dear Book Doctor, My best friend has given her son a ridiculous name. Should I intervene before it’s too late for her poor...

    20. September 10, 2009

      A surfeit of the sweetest things

      Can a movie be too sweet for its own good? Watching Julie and Julia , which follows a young New Yorker working her way...

    21. August 3, 2009

      Happy un-birthday

      Dear Book Doctor, My partner is turning 40. He keeps saying how old he feels and that he doesn’t want to have a party, but I...

    22. July 22, 2009

      The Short View

      Mary Poppins would not give the children in her care an exit timetable. She just said she would leave "when the wind...

    23. July 22, 2009

      The Short View

      Mary Poppins would not give the children in her care an exit timetable. She just said that she would leave "when the wind...

    24. July 21, 2009

      Short View: Markets and the Fed

      Mary Poppins would not give the children in her care an exit timetable. She just said she would leave “when the wind...

    25. FT Tech Hub

      June 28, 2009

      Disney museum renders animation innovation

      Pixar, Dreamworks and LucasArts are major data crunchers in the Bay Area, with their studios using vast ranks of servers to...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2009

      eParental Careers

      Shades of a gigolo fantasy going on here, we suspect, but hey ho… I have swapped the red braces for apron strings. And it’s...

    27. February 28, 2009

      Trevor Pickett

      Trevor Pickett, 46, owns Pickett, a luxury leather goods company. He is involved with the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and...

    28. January 17, 2009

      Animated history

      1891: Animated pictures are projected for the first time by Charles-Emile Reynaud, a French science teacher, using his own...

    29. December 27, 2008

      Dear Economist

      When you think about it, Christmas is a strange ritual. Is there any economic logic to it? FR, London Dear FR, The late...

    30. December 27, 2008

      Santa Claus's Impact On The Business Cycle

      Dear FR, The late Cambridge economist, Nicholas Kaldor, is said to have observed that the money supply surges in December...

    31. December 27, 2008

      Dear Economist: Santa Claus’s impact on the business cycle

      When you think about it, Christmas is a strange ritual. Is there any economic logic to it? FR, London Dear FR, The late...

    32. October 15, 2008

      Mary Poppins made a point of never offering explanations

      From Ms Caroline Rowe. Sir, I am persuaded that the film Mary Poppins provides some excellent insights into both the banking...

    33. October 14, 2008

      Oh Mary Poppins, where are you now?

      From Mr Peter Fineman. Sir, Reading Lucy Kellaway’s column “The supercalifragilistic answer to our banking woes” (October...

    34. October 14, 2008

      The Short View

      Markets oscillate between bulls and bears but they always keep a place for Tiggers. Like Winnie the Pooh's friend, bouncing...

    35. October 14, 2008

      The Short View

      Markets oscillate between bulls and bears but they always keep a place for Tiggers. Like Winnie the Pooh's friend, bouncing...

    36. October 14, 2008

      The Short View

      Markets oscillate between bulls and bears but they always keep a place for Tiggers. Like Winnie the Pooh's friend, bouncing...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 13, 2008

      "While stand the banks of England..."

      Disney’s Mary Poppins brings you a glimpse of how British banks used to be. Oh, there’s so much we could say about the...

    38. October 13, 2008

      The supercalifragilistic answer to our banking woes

      When I was about 10, my favourite bit from the film Mary Poppins was when Mary reaches into her empty carpet-bag and whips...

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