The mariage burlesque of the Plastic System Band carnival group in Lamentin,
The annual Carnival rituals subvert traditional French notions of family and sexuality.
The Famine Memorial in Dublin, by sculptor Rowan Gillespie.
The famine caused a million deaths and scarred the national psyche for generations. How do you even start to try and represent that in film literature, or art?
Illustration from NickDrnaso’s Sabrina.
Graphic novels have a long history and are becoming an ever-more popular way of bringing profound and complex stories to life.
Elle Fanning as the author Mary Shelley.
The author Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was 18. A new film investigates the gender politics of the novel's creation.
The Handmaid’s Tale.
The latest screen adaptation of Atwood's celebrated 1980s novel has new relevance for women in the Trump era.
The poet's letters to her former therapist will be published later this year. How far is this an invasion of her privacy?
Whitby Goth Weekend / http://www.paulmbaxter.com/
Subculture is on the decline, according to many pundits. But a trip to Whitby on certain weekends would demonstrate otherwise.
‘On yer bike, Ebeneezer.’
Dicken's great anti-hero has monopolised festive literature for too long. Here are the alternative takes on the season of goodwill that you have been missing.
The Newcastle Witch Hunt (1650), from Ralph Gardiner’s account (1655).
Witches in fiction fascinate but what were they really like?
Nothing like a bit of cosplay.
The terms of fan culture may seem baffling but once you get the hang of them you'll see it's not all so newfangled.
Children who were rescued from working as bonded labour stage a protest against slavery in New Delhi, India.
In the late 18th century, a small band of British Quakers and other humanitarian-minded folk began to build the case against the slave trade. Britain’s supremacy in maritime power and technology meant…
Five guys, One Direction, No talent.
One Direction got lucky this year, taking two awards away from the Brits. One of these was in the new Best British video category, judged by the British public via a live vote over Twitter. And this was…