Best of the weekend: Savile Row falls to HK tycoons, the lessons of Facebook's float fiasco, the maths behind The Simpsons - Spear's Magazine

Best of the weekend: Savile Row falls to HK tycoons, the lessons of Facebook’s float fiasco, the maths behind The Simpsons

We bring you the best of the weekend’s papers: Britain’s iconic tailor goes East, ‘bloody-minded’ architect Zaha Hadid sets her sights on Syria and Japan’s richest man chats to the FT about his country’s ‘collective hysteria’

We bring you the best of the weekend's papers: Britain's iconic tailor goes East, 'bloody-minded' architect Zaha Hadid sets her sights on Syria and Japan's richest man chats to the FT about his country's 'collective hysteria'

 

1. Hong Kong stitches up Savile Row (Sunday Times, £)

The Savile Row tailor favoured by Jude Law has been taken over by Victor and William Fung, the Hong Kong tycoons

 

2. Did you see Facebook float fiasco? #getitright saysWallStreet (Sunday Times, £)

Twitter is determined that when it lists on the stock market it will avoid the chaos and hubris that beset its rival’s debut

3. Zaha Hadid: 'I don't make nice little buildings' (The Guardian)

Her fans consider her a bloody-minded genius, her detractors a 'starchitect' of convoluted fantasies. As the Serpentine Sackler gallery opens in London, she talks about resisting rectangular design – and why she'd be happy to build in Syria

 

4. The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks (The Observer)

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…

5. Lunch with the FT: Tadashi Yanai (FT, £)

Over sea urchin, wagyu beef and ice-cream, Uniqlo’s founder and Japan’s richest man talks to David Pilling about his country’s ‘collective hysteria’

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