Mama Lou: If she had kept her job in human resources at Axa financial, it would have all been so different

  A joyful circus full of performers and artists told the story of her life in a funeral celebration set to the Rocky soundtrack, with a s(...)

Christopher Lee with his wife, Birgit Kroencke, in 2007. He identified with Dracula, he said, as an embarrassmnet to an aristocratic family. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

The film actor Christopher Lee, who has died aged 93, lent his impressive height, distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic prese(...)

A  file picture dated August 7th, 2013 of Sir Christopher Lee. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/ EPA 2:05

British actor Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in th(...)

US director Richard Linklater (centre) poses with the cast of ‘Boyhood’ in the press room after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 11 January 2015. From left to right: Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltran and Ethan Hawke. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA 2:28

Click here for a full list of winnersThe small, often eccentric electorate at the Golden Globes sprung a few surprises last night, but Richard Linklat(...)

The paintings (and subsequent merchandise) were sold under the name Walter Keane, but were, in fact, produced by his wife, Margaret. This swin(...)

Christmas for me starts when . . . the baby turkeys arrive on the Callan killing fields in August. But it starts on December 8th in my head, and no(...)

A disconcerting-looking clothbound book emblazoned with the image of a shadowy creature mysteriously appears on seven-year-old Samuel’s shelf. The (...)

Rebecca Reid: Stephen King brought fiction to life for me. He creates unrealistic worlds and puts them in your reality. That is just mesmerising

Rebecca Reid is the author of Thickets Wood (published on May 1st by Liberties Press), a psychological thriller, the sequel to her self-published e(...)

The many faces of Batman

On July 20th, 2012, the world awoke to reports of another mass shooting in the US. This all-too-familiar headline was distinguished by the location – (...)

Don’t Starve

From Hansel and Gretel to Dorothy in Oz to Theseus in the Labyrinth, the horror of being lost is a common trope in mythology. What would you do if (...)