Rules for the UK's most prestigious and lucrative literary prize effectively mean it is dominated by big publishers.
The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has spent £50m to rejuvenate its image and shake off its elitist tag.
Proper horror should be more than just monsters and suspense.
What is it about Westerns that tempts so many musicians into ten-gallon hats?
Milton's famous defence of free speech, Areopagitica, was a strange choice for the attorney general.
Anything is possible in the world of computers games – except women who fight, apparently.
For African slaves, folk tales were a way of remembering their past and keeping their culture alive.
A tattooed professor explains how the unconventional became rather, well, ordinary. Will we now see more on show in the workplace?
The writings of John WIlmot, Earl of Rochester, were certainly obscene. But his poetry also gave us a new way of looking at the human condition.
A bioengineer collaborates with artists, clinicians and patients to come up with an art exhibition with heart.
The Wife: my research shows that this self-sacrificing form of wifehood is hardly history.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
No cheating, please.
Depression, addiction and misanthropy in cartoon form.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's funny, sassy, violent script doesn't make a drama out of the two strong female leads, it normalises them.
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
PTSD is a relatively modern term, but the symptoms are as old as civilisation itself.
Have you ever read a novel in the second person? You probably found it strange.
Everyone has a favourite novel that hasn't made it to the screen. Here's why.