A rather brilliant trailer for the rather brilliant Making Evil: The science behind humanity’s dark side.

Narration by Dr. Julia Shaw. Direction/Animation: Jocie Juritz. Colouring: Anjuna Harper & Natasha Pollack. Sound/Music: Thomas Williams.

Letters Live is a series of events where remarkable letters are read by a diverse array of outstanding performers. On 4th December 201 an incredible line up took to the newly opened Alexandra Palace Theatre stage: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joely Richardson, Alison Steadman, Louise Brealey, Celia Imrie, Clarke Peters, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jordan Stephens, Simon Callow and Paul Ryan, with musical performances from Tom Odell. The night was in aid of Crisis at Christmas, ensuring homeless people across the country have a place to go and a meal to eat this Christmas.

We made a little pal who prints you a present. Giftbot dispenses prose, poetry, comics and art at the push of a button. If you’re near The Edinburgh Bookshop any time during December drop in and it might give you something by David Shrigley, Lemn Sissay, Jeanette Winterson, Matt Haig, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Holloway, Tom Gauld, or even a SPECIALLY WRITTEN Jess Kidd short story!