FT Everything Else

‘It is over before either of us has really understood what is happening.’ David Szalay, whose novel ‘All That Man Is’ was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, reads his short story, specially written for the FT.

 

We try to make sense of the biggest cultural moments in a crazy year, from the brilliance of Beyoncé to the hideousness of hygge. Plus, the chefs behind the London restaurant Honey & Co talk about feasting, the secrets to Middle Eastern cooking, and their working life as a couple.

 

Pankaj Mishra and Helen Lewis join us to discuss why everyone is so full of rage right now; Nigerian-American artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby on depicting her naked husband in her work; and what to look out for in the FT’s interview with South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah

 

The power – and politics – of prize-giving, from Dylan’s Nobel to Beatty’s Booker; the writer and rapper Kate Tempest on what William Blake and Wu-Tang have in common; and a buffet with the man who jailed Iceland’s bankers.

 

FT critics discuss our age of self-admiration and why it troubles us so much; ‘bad boy’ theatre director Ivo van Hove on how his punk origins still inspire his work; and what it’s like to have lunch with the radical performance artist Marina Abramovic.

 

A new culture podcast from the Financial Times in which we talk about film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by John Sunyer and Griselda Murray Brown. First episode out on Thursday December 1.