‘The temptation is to wear teeteringly high heels to declare your new status as an almost-adult, but this is foolish.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Q Every year I get to pick out a Christmas day outfit and wear it while making visits with my family. This year, I’m going out for New Year’s Eve t(...)

Michael Hordern in a BBC adaptation of MR James’s Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad

1. The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm One of the finest short novels in the German language, it has everything: ambition, passion, r(...)

Emily Carroll is a 31-year-old graphic artist based in Ontario. Within a year of drawing her first comic strip, in 2010, she had caused an online stir(...)

Angel Haze performing at Glastonbury recently: ‘Being honest in my music was being honest with myself.’ Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Most musicians spend years trying to unearth that shiny diamond of truth and honesty in the rough of their artistry. Angel Haze, a 22-year-old rapp(...)

“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”  Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
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“Four legs good, two legs bad.” Animal Farm, George Orwell “Quoth the Raven, `Nevermore'.” The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe “Love the ani(...)

Mikal O’Boyle outtside her fairytale thatched cottage with her husband Aidan, baby Isabella Maeve and her first book, Snake the Gypsy

The key to my success is this: I am a child in an adult’s body. When I was young, I used to camp out in my room in the smallest of towns in nor(...)

The man believed to be Bitcoin currency founder Satoshi Nakamoto talks to reporters as he arrives at his home in Temple City, California, this week. Photograph: David McNew/Reuters

In one of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tales, The Purloined Letter , a famous detective, C Augu(...)

A young soldier, exhausted after almost three nights without sleep, finally collapses. When he wakes his comrades are gone and he is alone. Grazing ne(...)