History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
From Partygate to Trussomics, the death of the Monarch, and the humiliation of Vladimir Putin, OttoEnglish's review of the year takes us on a roller coaster of major fails and meteoric falls
There's a reason Dickens' Christmas Carol is a perennial festive favourite, says A V Deggar – the Malthusian ideas of Scrooge are still with us
Stephen Unwin explores how the famed author's views about disability were typical of a growing intellectual endorsement of the dangerous ideology of eugenics in the early 20th century
Shreya Bansal explores how patriarchy in Indian households impacts the experience of growing up as daughters in the country
John Mitchinson explores the enduring relevance of the "little Christmas book" the author penned in 1843
Penny Pepper reflects on what the festive season means for her, as politicians and the media continue to marginalise the creation of new cultural narratives around disability