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The strange menu of Bompas & Parr—séances, cooking with lava, and flaming fish murder—reminds us that food is fashion in the age of Instagram

How WWI made wristwatches happen

Accurately answering the question “What time is it?” has been a human obsession for millennia – but it’s only been since World War I that you’re likely to turn your wrist to do so.

The surprising history of hippy crack

People have been having fun with nitrous oxide – even in the name of science – virtually since its discovery more than 240 years ago.

Why Are Witches Green?

Before The Wizard of Oz, witches were usually red or orange. Linda Rodriguez McRobbie explains why.

Resurrecting the Dead: what did Jane Austen look like?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on how art, history and software help us make educated guesses about unknown faces.