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  1. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    Bonfire of the bond funds

      “Just imagine that a bond is a slice of cake, and you didn’t bake the cake, but every time you hand somebody a slice of...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload

    If, like me, you live in the US, then you may be feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload. If you live elsewhere, you may...

  1. January 31, 2014

    From Seeger to self, self, self

    I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the death of Pete Seeger, the mythic American folk singer, had made the top of the...

  2. July 5, 2013

    The hideous perfection of Banker Style in homes of the super-rich

    The key to understanding the whole house is a pair of silver picture frames on a polished 17th-century Italian table, in the...

  3. November 2, 2012

    The slight stuff

    Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Cape, RRP£20, Little, Brown, RRP$30, 720 pages There was a time when Tom Wolfe was a...

  4. December 2, 2011

    Ordinary magic

    Joel Meyerowitz, a great and influential photographer, used to accompany Diane Arbus sometimes when she was working. He said...

  5. November 25, 2011

    Bleak encounters

    It’s been a choppy year for literary prizes. The Nobel committee was harangued for elevating to its pantheon a chap who...

  6. November 5, 2011

    City-Pick New York

    From Alistair Cooke’s establishment tones to the voices of Langston Hughes, Quentin Crisp and Suze Rotolo, Reyes has...

  7. September 21, 2011

    Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, V&A, London

    Once a movement is named “postmodernism” it kills everything that follows it. Even old modernism, pure, white and minimal,...

  8. April 29, 2011

    Fears of return to the 1970s are overdone

    Here’s something to send shivers down the spine of nearly anyone middle aged or older – a repeat of the 1970s. As unpleasant...

  9. March 4, 2011

    Other People’s Money

    Other People’s Money, by Justin Cartwright, Bloomsbury, RRP£18.99, 272 pages Ever since Shylock demanded his pound of flesh...

  10. February 4, 2011

    My soup kitchen treatment

    “I’m too rich for this,” said a client I was showing round a newly developed Holland Park mansion. It was in response to the...

  11. October 6, 2010

    Nothing left to say ... it’s a rap

    All the maestros have played Birmingham Symphony Hall. And halfway through David Cameron’s virtuoso performance on...

  12. November 7, 2009

    Outlaw Journalist

    Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S Thompson By William McKeen Aurum £9.99, 428 pages FT Bookshop price:...

  13. July 20, 2009

    Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture

    Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture By Malcolm Millais Frances Lincoln £18.99, 304 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.19...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 11, 2009

    Bonfire of the Vanities, redux

    Tom Wolfe – chronicler par excellence of Eighties Wall Street excess, has written a piece in Monday’s revamped Evening...

  15. November 26, 2008

    'Masters of the universe' conjure sense of foreboding

    In his Dickensian tale of 1980s Wall Street excess, The Bonfire of the Vanities , Tom Wolfe described his bond-trading...

  16. November 25, 2008

    Insight: Bonds risk repeating history

    In his Dickensian tale of 1980s Wall Street excess, Tom Wolfe described his bond-trading protagonist Sherman McCoy as a...

  17. September 29, 2008

    Resurrection of a museum

    Buildings in New York bloom between breakfast and lunch. Skyscrapers rise where warehouses huddled, whole neighbourhoods...

  18. August 2, 2008

    ‘Brideshead Revisited’ conquers America, January 1982

    America had worshipped at the altar of English ostentation long before the television mini-series of Evelyn Waugh’s novel...

  19. June 7, 2008

    Picture perfect

    If the world's leading art fairs were novels, Frieze would be written by Martin Amis, Miami Beach by Tom Wolfe, and Basel...

  20. June 7, 2008

    Picture perfect

    If the world’s leading art fairs were novels, Frieze would be written by Martin Amis, Miami Beach by Tom Wolfe, and Basel by...

  21. February 2, 2008

    Wood on writing . . . and writers

    Few critics can make literature sound so vital but just as James Wood's forensic reading can dazzle with its brilliance,...

  22. January 8, 2008

    Cities on the edge of - where?

    Liverpool, which launches its year as Europe's Capital of Culture this week, plans joint events with six other "difficult...

  23. January 7, 2008

    Cities on the edge of – where?

    Liverpool, which launches its year as Europe’s Capital of Culture this week, plans joint events with six other “difficult...

  24. December 11, 2007

    When the elephant pushed the envelope

    It is time for my top 10 irritating clichés and buzz-words of the year. This kind of thing is deeply personal - when does a...

  25. December 10, 2007

    When the elephant pushed the envelope

    It is time for my top 10 irritating clichés and buzz-words of the year. This kind of thing is deeply personal – when does a...

  26. September 22, 2007

    'The irony of my life'

    Iget writers to sign their books," says Louis Auchincloss, reaching up to a shelf of immaculate first editions. Just shy of...

  27. September 21, 2007

    ‘The irony of my life’

    I get writers to sign their books,” says Louis Auchincloss, reaching up to a shelf of immaculate first editions. Just shy of...

  28. August 27, 2007

    Take us away to those hard-to-discover places within the soul

    From Ms Carolyn Bäurle. Sir, I read with alarm and sadness Howard Davies' thesis (August 22) that British writers should...

  29. August 22, 2007

    Britain's novelists are bad at business

    It is often said, with some justification, that there is no current British novelist who shows an interest in, and...

  30. August 21, 2007

    British writers are bad at business

    It is often said, with some justification, that there is no current British novelist who shows an interest in, and...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 22, 2007

    Wolfe: "The end of capitalism as we know it"

    We’re not the only ones feeling slightly unwell as Blackstone gets away on the public markets. Our general nausea has now...

  32. May 19, 2007

    A cost-benefit analysis

    Last year's charity auction to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation for poor boys and girls became an emblem of American...

  33. May 18, 2007

    A cost-benefit analysis

    Last year’s charity auction to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation for poor boys and girls became an emblem of American...

  34. May 5, 2007

    Dandy with a taste for literary spats

    The wit of Oscar Wilde is often more clever than insightful, but when he declared that "one's first duty in life is to...

  35. May 4, 2007

    Dandy with a taste for literary spats

    The wit of Oscar Wilde is often more clever than insightful, but when he declared that “one’s first duty in life is to...

  36. April 26, 2007

    Another top hedge fund chief backs Obama

    Paul Tudor Jones, the wealthy hedge fund manager, has become the latest in a growing band from his profession to throw...

  37. April 25, 2007

    Another top fund chief backs Obama

    Paul Tudor Jones, the wealthy hedge fund manager, has become the latest in a growing band from his profession to throw their...

  38. April 19, 2007

    New title adds a glossy perspective to business

    Nearly two years ago,S.I. Newhouse Jr, chairman of the Condé Nast publishing empire, invited JoanneLipman, the Wall Street...

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