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  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 –...

  1. 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....

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. October 12, 2008

    The supercalifragilistic answer

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

  38. September 20, 2008

    Which Theatre Genre Performs Best At The Box Office?

    If it sings and dances, it makes money. This is the message from the Society of London Theatre's 2007 box-office data...

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