Getting down with squares – the dance styles of geometry
Why do we crave the awful futures of apocalyptic fiction?
Artistic genius and fragility intersect in this surreal, Oscar®-winning animation
How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea
Optical illusions show how past experience dramatically influences perception
‘What’s going on?’ How seeking meaning is futile in the Coen Brothers’ universe
Here’s looking at you
Jeffrey M Zacks
Murder in virtual reality should be illegal
A theory of creepiness
David Livingstone Smith
Getting things moving
The classic 1977 film that put the vastness of the universe into perspective
Why Buster Keaton’s visual comedy is still the best in a century-plus of cinema
Rod Serling on how imagination turns science fiction into fact
The Still Alice effect: not all Alzheimer’s is like this
Giulia Cavaliere & James Rupert Fletcher
Delicious is disgusting: how one word conquered food porn
David Andrew Stoler
Squirm, laugh, judge – but reality TV school is not quite what you think
The pleasure of their pain
E R Truitt
Dispatches from the ruins
Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?
Working on TV
‘Human might, majesty and mayhem’: a visual time capsule from 1965
The inventive absurdity of Chuck Jones, creator of ‘Looney Tunes’
Is our love of built worlds in fiction making us too passive and disengaged?
The unsettling underbelly of Hollywood’s marketing looks a lot like YouTube
Why is our digital world so difficult to depict on our digital screens?
A playful paean to glorious celluloid and the magic of cinema