Jonathan Rée reviews Karen Armstrong's new book, Fields of Blood.

2. The death of Jimmy Mubenga

How the UK's legal system cast a black man beyond justice, by Lara Pawson.

3. How to let go: The Leftovers, Broadchurch, and The Missing

The last year has seen a proliferation of TV shows exploring the different facets of loss, from the intimate to the metaphysical, says Mark Fisher.

4. Everyday humanism: How should we live?

One reason people leave religions behind is to escape the rules they impose on daily life. But does humanism have its own codes? Rory Fenton reviews a new book on humanism.

5. Laurie Taylor's interviews: Stuart Hall

In this archive piece from 2011, Stuart Hall (who passed away last year) talks to Laurie Taylor about race, relativism and revolution.

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