As children, my brothers and I dreaded nothing quite as much as a solo drive with my father. His ability to say precisely not one thing to us during an entire journey of several hours was breathtaking

My Old Man

Our clinic is full of action, drama, glamour and movie magic: car chases, heroes who survive ridiculous injuries, real-life accidents on set. Go on, collect a ticket at reception. The Movie Doctors will attend to you shortly

The Movie Doctors

Simon Mayo & Mark Kermode

We love our favourite writers because they are human, and they have made an effort to communicate something important to us. In knowing they are human we understand that they feel just as much as we do

Monkeys with Typewriters

Scarlett Thomas

To allow money to help us lead a good life and create a good society (which it can do), we need a better understanding of our psychological relationship with the stuff

Mind Over Money

Claudia Hammond

Loneliness, I began to realise, was a populated place: a city in itself. And when one inhabits a city, even a city as rigorously and logically constructed as Manhattan, one starts by getting lost

The Lonely City

Olivia Laing

An impossibility is just a possibility you don’t understand yet

A Boy Called Christmas

Matt Haig

At a certain point, you say to the woods, to the sea, to the mountains, the world, Now I am ready. Now I will stop and be wholly attentive. You empty yourself and wait, listening

Teaching a Stone to Talk

Annie Dillard

Watch the Trailer for the adaption of The World Made Straight

The sand is made of gypsum—whatever that is—and is as bright as newfallen snow. Brighter, actually. It’s really quite unbelievable that anything can be so bright

White Sands

Geoff Dyer

A Boy Called Christmas cover artwork

Listen to Stephen Fry read from A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig! But only if you believe in impossible things.

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Russell Brand reads from The Pied Piper of Hamelin

A fascinating visual breakdown of some of the effects in the Amazon pilot Oasis, based on The Book of Strange New Things.