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Dispatches: Friends, Ulysses, and the value of a story’s ending

Ellie Duncan considers how endings reflect a need for stories

Online discoveries through the Oxford Book Club

Ellie Duncan chats to the editors of the Oxford Book Club's new website

Tiny words: on the art of small talk

Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

Food diary: why brunch?

Ellie Duncan explores the role of brunch in history, culture and her weekend routine

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

Ellie Duncan takes a look at one of Iceland's greatest writers

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Writing winter from Shakespeare to Selvon

Ellie Duncan surveys the representation of winter in literature through the ages

On the incompleteness of reading

Ellie Duncan gets lost in the countless possibilities of translation

Rewind: Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday

On its 90th anniversary, Ellie Duncan ponders the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh
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“An ethereal but disillusioned fairytale grounded in historical reality”

Katie Sayer highly recommends 'Yank!', a new musical about gay subculture in the US military during WW2

Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3: this summer’s prime animated franchises

Jonnie Barrow reviews the newest instalments of two popular animated trilogies

Balliol appoints first female Master

Dame Helen Ghosh will be the first woman to hold the position in the college's 750-year history

Who is Edward Enninful?

Nicole Rayment takes a look at British Vogue's new helmsman and the potential for change he brings with him

Criticism of Diane Abbott is rooted in racism and misogyny

Chris Goring argues that we must start a conversation about online abuse in both the political left and right