Weekend long reads

Read about 2018’s top travel discoveries, why boys are failing at school, our bygone vision for futuristic homes, a year of reading books only by women, the travails of a modern warehouse worker — and much more

From a boutique retreat in Nairobi to the streets of downtown Nuuk, FT writers pick their best destinations of the year

In developed countries, girls outperform in the classroom. How to close the gap?

Mid-20th century designers offered bold visions. What changed? 

Alice Fishburn set herself a challenge for 2018 to only read female authors. Here’s what she discovered

An insider account by a former warehouse employee shows that delighting consumers comes at the expense of the lowest-paid workers

As China’s young migrate to cities, nature is reclaiming villages inhabited only by the old and poor

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