The Hidden Girl by Ken Liu is a tale of magic and morality set in eighth century China, a time when rivalry among military governors —- the jiedushi —- was often violent and bloody.
“By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.” Ed Yong on a landmark study on the origins of alcoholism.
George Nash looks back at Gremlins, and the timely return of Joe Dante’s controversial creatures.
Nick Tyrone rediscovers football after a ten year absence and wonders if the gentrification of the sport has gone too far.
Simon Brew salutes 2019’s most underrated –- and finest -– blockbuster movie villain