Killings brings you our fortnightly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us.

The art of book cover fails

How to write like a funny woman (and other tips)

How internet memes and hollywood remakes are alike

Food blurbs!

Do our viewing tastes reflect a conservative turn?

Would you demand a refund if you didn’t enjoy a film?

A video gallery of cinematic villainy from the year’s best performers

The striking illustrations accompanying a new edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale