Pins were ubiquitous and swallowing them became associated with demonic posession and female “hysteria”.
Big classic romcoms feature alongside some rather more unexpected entries in our special Valentine’s movie list.
Jewellery and fashion accessories have been popular tokens of love for centuries.
These moving poems are a reminder that on Valentine’s Day, it’s OK to celebrate a broader definition of love.
Written medieval records clearly show that women publicly and successfully reported men to the local authorities for sexual assault.
Image of the majestic creatures remain powerful communicators of humanity’s connection with nature.
Preachy commercials do not go down well when big brands are suspected of disingenuous motives and virtue signalling.
The best love songs strive to keep things as simple as possible.
This Super Bowl sees the convergence of two emotional fandoms: Swifties and NFL fans.
Our study found that parasocial relationships can turn sour, with love and adoration replaced by feelings of hostility and even hatred.
A harrowing portrayal of banal evil, a nuanced look at black fiction, a historically accurate TV series, a story about the power of love and a seriously cute exhibition.
I come from a Dalit background and I research Dalit representation in film. So I know first hand Origin’s importance to Dalit people.
When Six Nations’ broadcasting deal with the BBC and ITV ends in 2025, there are fears the tournament could move to a subscription service.
Haigh’s ghostly, dream-like setting offers a powerful remedy for an ageing generation of gay men coming to terms with the grief that pervaded their young lives.
While these shows all try to claim part of the noughties nostalgia trend, they feel politically and contextually vacant.
Religious heritage in the UK faces a funding crisis. Both the buildings and those who worship in them need to be considered.
Heartstopper is a celebration of ‘queer joy’ that uses the imaginative intimacy of graphic novels to invite the reader into its tight-knit world.
Real ‘mob wives’ either avoid drawing attention to themselves or present a superficial illusion of what their lives are really like.
The Isle of Skye has a rich palaeontological heritage, so perhaps it’s no surprise scientists made an important discovery there.
Meaningful engagement with diverse writers is still a struggle for the publishing industry.