Charlotte Allen

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Thomas Piketty's Capital: everything you need to know about the surprise bestseller

That capitalism is unfair has been said before. But it is the way Thomas Piketty says it – subtly but with relentless logic – that has sent rightwing economics into a frenzy, both here and in the US.<p>His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list. …

DIY: How To Wrap a Furoshiki Cloth

At a recent dinner party, I was entranced when a friend unpacked her backpack to reveal each of her dinner contributions: a bottle of wine, half a …

So you want to be a writer …

<b>Philip Hensher</b><p>Good writing is a mixture of the calculated and the instinctual. No one writes through pure dazed inspiration; questions of craft and calculation enter in quite quickly. Last week, speaking at the Bath festival, Hanif Kureishi cast some doubt on the existence of transferable, …

The Writes of Woman

<i>You’ve just turned twenty-nine years old, your accent still hasn’t left, and you’re starting to understand what it means to have baggage. Baggage</i> …

Luc Boegly Marie-Laure<p>Dries Van Noten: Inspiration at the Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photograph: Luc Boegly Marie-Laure<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/4/1393947617386/Dries-Van-Noten-Inspirati-011.jpg<p>460<p>Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA<p>Nigella Lawson arrives at …

Lauren Laverne on style: nail the nautical look

Far be it from me to tell anyone what to wear. I mean, I know I've got this column and everything but I think we've established by now that I'm pretty lax on the diktat front. Pedagogy is not my thing (probably just as well. So few angry mobs carry thesauruses these days). I do confess, however, to …

If the Gossip Girl “Kiss on the Lips” party...

If the Gossip Girl “Kiss on the Lips” party existed in real life I would wear this @aliceandolivia cardigan. (And Nate Archibald would be my date, …

Beauty: Oscars glamour

Since my love of film matches my passion for beauty, the Oscars are not to be missed. I binge on sweets and caffeine and stay up to watch the whole interminable shebang, trying to guess simultaneously which nominee will triumph and which nail polish they're wearing.<p>Some beauty looks get an Academy …

It’s Saturday and I’ll have a spoonful of Nutella...