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Christian House

Dancer, actress, soldier, spy: The implausible life and daring times of Josephine Baker

Even by the topsy-turvy standards of the 20th century, Baker’s journey seems far-fetched

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The custom of tree-felling for friendship

The Norwegian Christmas tree has been a gift from the City of Oslo to London ever since 1947, an annual thank you for British support during the second world war

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The other side of Moominvalley

There was much more to Tove Jansson than the troll family that made her famous

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How one couple and their Polaroid captured Amsterdam’s subcultures at play

Over the course of a year, a couple created a bracing, bizarre series of Polaroids taken in the bars of the Dutch capital

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