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Society divided: Dickens and revolution

Ethan Croft considers the politics of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

The life and death of the millennial author

Daniel Curtis considers the implications of social media for literary legacies

Dostoyevsky and the crime of orthodoxy

Daniel Villar reflects on how Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s religious beliefs influenced his literature as the anniversary of his death approaches on 9 February

Review: The Leopard

Altair Brandon-Salmon revisits the classic Italian 20th century novel

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

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

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

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

The richness of the materiality of books

Altair Brandon-Salmon discusses the importance of books as aesthetic objects
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‘Pretworking’: A Spotter’s Guide

Aidan Balfe on the modus operandi of student hacks, and his attempt to introduce a new term to the Oxford idiolect

Lola Lo’s closes down and is replaced by new retro bar

Without a final farewell, Lola Lo's has shut its doors for the last time
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Atheists among the least afraid of death—Oxford study

A study has shown that atheists are not necessarily the most anxious about death

Marvel’s Netflix universe is going badly wrong, and it’s the writing that’s to blame

Christopher Goring takes a look at Netflix’s increasingly troubled corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a spoiler-filled examination of how everything went off the rails

Six Nations hints at future Lions XV

With the Six Nations over, Theo Davies-Lewis picks his strongest British and Irish Lions XV