Weekend long reads

Read about the battle for Hong Kong, lessons from the dotcom boom, the broken dreams of 1989, how we’ll live in the 2020s (part 2), St Petersburg’s wintry charm, moving to the country, MoMA’s makeover — and much more

How a youth-led movement took on the world’s most powerful authoritarian state

Rana Foroohar learnt hard lessons in the dotcom boom. Today, she has a feeling of déjà vu

Four books examine what went wrong as liberal idealism dissolved into blinkered nationalism

In the conclusion of our series on the next decade, we look at how high house prices, tech and ageing populations will affect the way we live

A cultural renaissance is afoot, with hip new venues alongside the gilded palaces — and it looks even better in the snow

The FT columnist is putting his stamp on a Cotswolds home. Can this urbanite adapt to rural living?

More from this Series

As ‘Death of a Salesman’ returns to the London stage, the actor talks politics, prejudice and the power of art

The museum’s lavish reopening is a chance to recast the story of Modernism — but is it a success?

Upstart review site, founded by former music executives, has tapped millennial tastes

As the store supremo unveils his latest boutique for Louis Vuitton, he reflects on 50 years of shop design

From cryotherapy to microneedling, here are the top treatments to try around the globe

As ‘slum priests’ try to fill the gap left by the state, the populist movement is on the rise again

Three new books dissect how capitalism is changing and our failure to spot the danger signs

From eco-refits to privatised neighbourhoods and flat-pack dwellings, these are the trends shaping the future

How a few profiteers made millions picking clean the carcass of the country’s economy