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  1. March 28, 2014

    The enduring appeal of Italian menswear

    I was there at the beginning, when Italian men’s fashion started its soft-shoe shuffle towards world domination. I had just...

  2. August 15, 2013

    Film reviews: Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, Planes, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Call Girl, Kuma and Bachelorette

    Jim Carrey recently denounced Kick-Ass 2, sequel to the incredibly successful part-British film about ordinary American...

  1. April 19, 2013

    Of belts and breeding

    As I wandered around the departure lounge I remembered what it was that I had forgotten. I had neglected to pack a belt. It...

  2. March 8, 2013

    My crash course in popular culture

    Do you ever inadvertently slip out of your comfort zone? It happened to me recently, when the BBC asked me to come to...

  3. March 1, 2013

    The Lucy Kellaway Interview: Richard Gere

    Richard Gere is hovering in the corridor at Claridge’s outside the room where I’ve been waiting. I get up to say hello, but...

  4. February 28, 2013

    Cinema reviews: Arbitrage, The Bay, Caesar Must Die and more

    Some movies sound good-to-go-to from the moment you hear of them. Richard Gere back on screen in an upscale...

  5. January 18, 2013

    And the Oscar for best career goes to…

    When I was at college 20-odd years ago, there was a “computer room” where you could go if you ever felt the urge to type...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Why Felix Salmon is playing the lottery. - Bundesbank: “We have to keep a watchful eye on the...

  7. August 26, 2011

    Jazz … with the FT: Mike Figgis

    The invitation to “bring your instrument” to my meeting with film director and composer Mike Figgis didn’t present me with...

  8. July 5, 2010

    Sew Your Own

    Sew Your Own, by John-Paul Flintoff, Profile Books RRP£7.99, 256 pages All writers are opportunists, constantly mining their...

  9. June 14, 2010

    Endorsements: Labels seek a meaningful relationship

    Luxury brands and celebrities have long enjoyed a prosperous and mutually beneficial relationship. The brands need exposure...

  10. March 13, 2009

    Man in the News: The Dalai Lama

    It started with, of all things, an invitation to watch a Hungarian dance troupe. A Chinese general stationed in the Tibetan...

  11. February 28, 2009

    DVD releases

    Being There Hal Ashby, 1979 WHV Jerzy Kosinski's wonderful novella was beautifully and, with a screenplay by Kosinski...

  12. October 2, 2008

    A powerful but pretty display of military might

    In St Louis, Sarah Palin is about to get her own back and go on the offensive during tonight's US vicepresidential debate,...

  13. September 27, 2008

    Flyte of fancy

    Every once in a while a film comes along that fundamentally changes the way men dress. In the 1950s it was Marlon Brando and...

  14. September 27, 2008

    Flyte of fancy

    Every once in a while a film comes along that fundamentally changes the way men dress. In the 1950s it was Marlon Brando...

  15. September 13, 2008

    Oil over bubbled waters

    Memorable bathing scenes on film. Take One: Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman , singing off-key to Prince's "Kiss" before...

  16. June 21, 2008

    Gere's Tibet cameo Fiat ad angers China

    Fiat yesterday apologised to China for its new television advert which includes scenes of Tibet and Richard Gere, the...

  17. June 20, 2008

    Actor’s Fiat cameo angers China

    Fiat on Friday apologised to China for its new television advert that includes scenes of Tibet and Richard Gere, the...

  18. June 2, 2008

    Delta heralds new Lancia era

    Lancia will on Tuesday unveil the Delta, the company’s first all-new model in five years, aimed at relaunching Fiat’s...

  19. June 2, 2008

    Delta heralds new Lancia era

    Lancia will tomorrow unveil the Delta, the company's first all-new model in five years, aimed at relaunching Fiat's...

  20. May 24, 2008

    TV films

    Judging from his shabby appearance in Channel 4's documentary about his real life a year or two ago, Henry Hill must be...

  21. May 10, 2008

    Product placement at the movies

    When it works *In 1955, James Dean used an Ace comb in Rebel Without a Cause . Production of the combs went into overdrive....

  22. April 14, 2008

    Satyagraha, Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Everybody who is anybody came on Friday to experience what Peter Gelb, unblushing head of the Met, labelled “a modern...

  23. March 29, 2008

    China will not easily be cowed

    Boycotting the Olympic Games scheduled for Beijing next August is a solution that has long been in search of a problem. A...

  24. March 28, 2008

    China will not be cowed

    Boycotting the Olympic Games scheduled for Beijing next August is a solution that has long been in search of a problem. A...

  25. March 20, 2008

    Carrying a torch for China in Tibet

    To be fair, it was a tricky one. The European Union's sports ministers gathered in Slovenia for one of their scheduled...

  26. March 19, 2008

    Carrying a torch for China in Tibet

    To be fair, it was a tricky one. The European Union’s sports ministers gathered in Slovenia for one of their scheduled...

  27. February 23, 2008

    DVD RELEASES

    Hoax Lasse Hallström, 2007 Momentum Author Clifford Irving was down on his luck in the early 1970s when he had an inspired...

  28. December 22, 2007

    I'm Not There

    Haynes has already made two weird, wild and partly wonderful attempts at the music biopic in Superstar: The Karen Carpenter...

  29. October 17, 2007

    Top US honour for Dalai Lama raises Chinese anger

    China yesterday lashed out at US plans to honour the Dalai Lama, who is set today to be awarded the congressional gold...

  30. October 17, 2007

    China condemns US for honouring Dalai Lama

    China yesterday lashed out at US plans to honour the Dalai Lama, who is set today to be awarded the congressional gold...

  31. October 16, 2007

    China anger over Dalai Lama award

    China on Tuesday lashed out at US plans to honour the Dalai Lama, who is set today to be awarded the congressional gold...

  32. September 24, 2007

    Scarcity, Atlantic Theatre, New York

    Children yearning to escape their dreary parents has been a common literary theme since the Book of Genesis. In Scarcity, a...

  33. August 11, 2007

    Films on Release

    The Walker Paul Schrader 108 mins (15) Writer-director Paul Schrader has a busy alter ego. Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson)...

  34. August 4, 2007

    The Hoax

    He almost got away with it. Convincing the money-men he had the inside insights on a famous subject, he signed the deal,...

  35. August 1, 2007

    The bluster behind the bluff

    He almost got away with it. Convincing the money-men he had the insights on a famous subject, he signed the deal, went off...

  36. April 24, 2007

    Moral brigade fights erosion of Indian values

    Pramod Navalkar initially gives few hints of the characteristics that earned him the title of Mumbai’s foremost moral...

  37. February 27, 2007

    FILM

    Terrence Malick was in no hurry to follow up his justly revered debut Badlands and when he finally did, the result, Days of...

  38. November 6, 2006

    FILM NIGEL ANDREWS

    It came, it was seen, it conquered. It was Alfie (BBC1 11.45pm) - the 1966 version. Michael Caine's working-class Don Juan...

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