Writer Azar Nafisi on freedom and imagination
Dispatches on science, culture and politics
How would you define humanism?
Set by Chris Maslanka
In election year, politics is lacklustre
Selma and the history of black British activism
In a word
What does it mean to talk about the "economy"?
The power of chance
The rise of faith healers and sorcerers in Russia
How the afterglow of the Big Bang was discovered
The greatest accidental scientific discoveries
Are people dehumanised by immigration systems?
MacCulloch discusses his new television series on sex and Christianity
Have world religions been the cause of violence through the ages?
Broadchurch, The Leftovers, The Missing: on-screen exploration of loss
The thrillers of the enigmatic Italian writer Elena Ferrante
Today, is there still a role for the war photographer?
The last word
A visual response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo
Rory Fenton on the search for meaning in a humanist life
Dawn Foster on poverty and rising inequality
Owen Hatherley on architecture and democracy in postwar Europe
Lee Rourke rounds up the best new fiction
The Pelts of Animals