Burhan Wani was a 22-year-old Hizb al-Mujahedin commander. In life, he resuscitated the flagging insurgency. Now, his death has put it on a firm road to revival.
From Instagram to Snapchat, teenagers are using popular apps to request, and award, appraisals. But what does it mean for teens' well-being?
Chancellors may be handy with big money – but they’re not quite as good at finding a quid for a beggar.
The unlikely crossover between Corbyn supporters and Millwall fans.
Inside the Corbyn surge, what we learned from Bernie Sanders and what Brexit means for Labour.
My week, from Twitter hounding, the politics of independence, and why Europe matters for the Edinburgh Festival.
In a corrupt, divided UK, there are plenty of problems down the line whether we leave or remain.
Will Shu founded Deliveroo in 2013. Now, rumour has it the company will soon be worth $1bn.
Reflections on a week in media, from NHS plots to why I am an Olympics humbug.
Success is always a balancing act, and Jones is a master of both diligence and surprise.
Nobody thinks they're the "elite" – after all, if they were, wouldn't they feel a bit more powerful?
Monarchy is a work of fiction – so stand down, William, and let Harry, a cartoon prince, be king.
How the craze for Apple Watches, Fitbits and other wearable tech devices revives the old and discredited science of behaviourism.
We asked you what you thought of Corbyn, and found that New Statesman readers are apparently as divided as the Labour membership.
How the leader and his opponents are already preparing for the post-contest battles to come.
It is well known that Stendhal compared politics in a novel to a gunshot in the middle of a concert – this novel of modern British politcs is more like a mirror being shot at.
A L Kennedy’s satire on Whitehall has moments which fire like gunshots across the page. A shame, then, that other parts are plain overcooked.
I grew up in New York City and had what most people would consider an exceptionally liberal education: yet it skipped over a vital part of our national history.
Cole's collected essays, Known and Stranger Things, combines good writing with emotion and intellect.
Coates draws on a rich, modern African-American mythology to turn T’Challa into the Black Panther: Marvel’s African superhero.
David Brent: Life on the Road is great in the details, but lacks the dramatic range required by cinema.
Channel 4’s Secrets of a Police Marksman shows us the world through the eyes of master shooter Tony Long.
From the quirky to the downright awkward, the best of this season's cricketing radio.
K Biswas learns a new lexicon of protest with Sarah Jaffe’s Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.
James Medd luxuriates in Clive James’s TV criticism.
My bedroom is in a state of such grisliness that I ask myself whether I have now hit A New Low.
I went to Switzerland for quiet and found the Vipera aspis – a common species in the canton of Valais.
“Political songwriter” was a monikor reserved for Billy Bragg, or Paul Weller, or the Redskins. But not all political music is in-your-face.
View our print and digital subscription offers:
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.