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    1. October 14, 2014

      Frieze Art Fair: the best piece of theatre in town

      Moments into the preview of Frieze Masters, I collided with Munich gallerist Georg Laue in “The Collector”, Helly Nahmad...

    2. August 1, 2014

      Jennifer Walshe: music that packs a punch

      Is this Jennifer Walshe for real? We’ve met, fleetingly, once before, but the Irish-born composer – one of the most exciting...

    1. January 10, 2014

      ‘Tyson vs. Ali’, 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York – review

      In a fight between Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali in their prime, who would have won? Anyone expecting a firm answer to that...

    2. December 13, 2013

      Jacob Matlala, boxer and campaigner, 1962-2013

      Nelson Mandela was an amateur boxer in his youth. As he wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, “I did not enjoy...

    3. November 23, 2012

      The louche and the lovely

      Where would you start a history of the Café Royal? Perhaps on the night that Oscar Wilde got so high on absinthe that he...

    4. October 26, 2012

      Interview: Peter Blake

      There is a tall, forbidding figure tucked inside the entrance of Peter Blake’s west London studio. It’s a waxwork model of...

    5. The World

      June 12, 2012

      Adiós Teofilo

      Teofilo Stevenson at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. (AP Photo) Havana has just lost a hero. Teofilo Stevenson, perhaps...

    6. March 30, 2012

      Life cycle

       Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike by William Fotheringham, Yellow Jersey, £16.99, 320 pages John F Kennedy once said that a bike...

    7. February 3, 2012

      Corner man who made a champ of Ali

      Boxing is still sometimes called the “sweet science,” which it is, but only at its rare best. Angelo Dundee, the great...

    8. November 11, 2011

      How Smokin’ Joe Frazier defined an era

      “I shall not look upon his like again,” Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. A quote from Shakespeare may seem an odd way to summarise...

    9. November 10, 2011

      Tebow or not Tebow, that is the question

      Do you know how to Tebow? Unless you follow American football, you might not know what I’m talking about. But Tebowing is...

    10. November 8, 2011

      Boxing legend Joe Frazier dies at 67

      WASHINGTON, November 7 - Joe Frazier, the relentless slugger who became the heavyweight champion of the world and earned...

    11. June 29, 2011

      Federer era ends - but Murray makes hay

      Roger Federer, perhaps the greatest of all Wimbledonians, maybe even the greatest of all tennis players, had to pack his...

    12. June 13, 2011

      Rémy brings spirit of luxury back to town

      Rémy Cointreau, the French cognac maker, is looking to revive its most expensive brand by launching temporary “pop-up”...

    13. June 3, 2011

      Playboy: back to the future

      In the 1960s and 70s, the London Playboy club was the hottest place in town. Sean Connery, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis Jr...

    14. May 10, 2011

      Apollo decides it’s now or never for Graceland offer

      Apollo Global Management, Leon Black’s private equity group, looks set to be the new owner of the Idol television format and...

    15. May 1, 2011

      Boxing great Sir Henry Cooper dies at 76

      Sir Henry Cooper, who has died at the age of 76, was one of the best loved British boxers, reports the Press Association....

    16. February 10, 2011

      Nigeria battles to clean up electoral roll

      If Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president, is to keep his pledge to end a tradition of rigged elections, one test will be...

    17. December 10, 2010

      Levant

      Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, by Philip Mansel, John Murray RRP£25 470 page The Levant, writes...

    18. October 30, 2010

      Making cocktails at the Paris Ritz

      Bartender Colin Peter Field at the Ritz in Paris What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Paris than by learning the...

    19. August 21, 2010

      Sale of the week: Sunset Boulevard’s Book Soup

      Sale: Book Soup: property from the estate of Glenn GoldmanLocation: Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los...

    20. March 27, 2010

      Unflappable broadcaster who elevated boxing's narrative

      It used to be a national article of faith, as unanimously accepted as belief in the National Health Service or Christmas....

    21. March 26, 2010

      Broadcaster who elevated boxing’s narrative

      It used to be a national article of faith, as unanimously accepted as belief in the National Health Service or Christmas....

    22. November 5, 2009

      American Idol creator in Hollywood deal

      Simon Fuller, the creator of the American Idol television show, is making his first move into Hollywood after striking a...

    23. October 14, 2009

      Time yet to deliver the killer punch

      From Mr Andrew Ballard. Sir, With reference to Gideon Rachman’s column “Obama must start punching harder” (October 13): I...

    24. October 13, 2009

      Obama must start punching harder

      Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

    25. The World

      October 13, 2009

      Obama must start punching harder

      Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

    26. October 12, 2009

      Obama must start punching harder

      Just five years ago, Barack Obama was still a local politician in Illinois, preparing for a run for the US Senate. His...

    27. July 11, 2009

      Sporting life

      How imperfect sportsmen became a thing of the past Watching Michael Jackson's funeral this week, the sports fan's mind...

    28. July 10, 2009

      How flawed sportsmen became a thing of the past

      Watching Michael Jackson’s funeral this week, the sports fan’s mind travelled back to a funeral in Rio de Janeiro in 1983....

    29. March 27, 2009

      Damned rebellion of English football’s eccentric answer toMuhammad Ali

      Muhammad Ali appears on the brown 1970s’ television set, feigning anger: “Some fella in London, England, named Brian...

    30. March 6, 2009

      They float, sting and then they die

      From Mr Matthew Pfaff. Sir, I really enjoyed Lucy Kellaway’s comments about the end of business metaphors (“Management...

    31. March 4, 2009

      Misguided advice to give managers in a downturn

      From Prof Donald Sull. Sir, As the author of the Harvard Business Review article pummelled by Lucy Kellaway for its boxing...

    32. March 2, 2009

      Management metaphors are truly out for the count

      The gloves are off. The creators of business metaphors have been pulling their punches for more than a decade but have now...

    33. March 1, 2009

      Management metaphors are out for the count

      The gloves are off. The creators of business metaphors have been pulling their punches for more than a decade but have now...

    34. January 8, 2009

      Near to collapse, but they kept going

      Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

    35. January 7, 2009

      Near to collapse, but they kept going

      Resilience will be needed to get through this recession. Resilience and courage. So if you have not seen it yet I urge you...

    36. November 7, 2008

      Calzaghe’s fight for immortality

      As the US recuperates from an epic presidential election, it might be forgiven for feeling there has been a surfeit of Joes....

    37. October 25, 2008

      'I've got to see him win'

      On the day I was due to meet Don King for lunch, his assistant called to cancel, telling me that his boss cannot go...

    38. October 25, 2008

      Lunch with the FT: Don King

      On the day I was due to meet Don King for lunch, his assistant called to cancel, telling me that his boss cannot go anywhere...

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