fiction

a female student hugs another student while read a book

Half-wild Lyra from Northern Lights was the first female character who felt real to Jane Gleeson-White. Then she met Elena Ferrante’s ‘ferocious, filthy, quicksilver’ Lila, a more complex version.

Two skeleton Halloween decorations in neon light

The link between mental imagery and emotions may be closer than we thought.

history

Our love of history is a jealous one that seeks to control the story and license those permitted to write it, writes Christopher Kremmer.