The omniscient narrator has long been out of fashion, but research by Jonathan Leavitt and Nicholas Christenfeld has shown that reader enjoyment can be increased with spoilers. Narrators are also not all equal. Narrators in Anthony Trollope’s Bars...

In the 1940s and 50s, Abraham Maslow came up with a theory about what motivates humans. Basic needs—food, water, security—come before higher order needs—friendship, accomplishment, creativity. Most days I feel I’m juggling all of these needs: mak...

Sigfried Sassoon was always my favourite war poet, but on my walks I keep walking past Wilfred Owen's house.

At school we studied (a lot) about Wilfred Owen. And when I was studying stylistics, I found a great course at the University of L...

In an attempt to be productive and healthy during the lockdown, I started studying an online iPhone photography class. Since coming home, I've been doing a lot of walking, and it turns out that walking is not only good for health, but also helpfu...

Similar to the French fromagissons (action to support cheesemakers), we continued with our quest to support local producers. We tried all three recipes in an email from a local supermarket asking customers to buy cheese from local artisans hurt...

Lifting the Veil on the Traffic in Personal Data: Hotel Records for 300 RMB

Source: 记者暗访个人信息贩卖黑幕:300元可买开房记录

Southern Metropolis Daily December 12, 2016 – Rao Lidong and Li Ling

(First translated 09-01-2017)