Every year, more Britons pass the historical finishing post of 65, lumbering on to fourscore and ten.
The journalist moved into a house of meth addicts to investigate the drug. Within a month, he was using, too.
Yorkshire historically acted as a counterweight to the dominance of southern elites, in sport as in politics and culture. Now, things are different.
Mr Trump’s disregard for domestic and international norms represents an unprecedented challenge to established institutions.
Finances, fair and foul – and why Keir Starmer is doing the time warp.
The rise of bullshit, from George Orwell to Donald Trump.
The year began with a strong challenge from Sophy Ridge, who scored a coup with her Theresa May interview. By week two, though, the normal order was restored.
This week in the media, from laughing as the world order crumbles to what Tristram Hunt got wrong – and Leicester’s big fall.
My Ukip lover just wanted to kick against authority. I do not know how he would have coped with the reality of Brexit.
How the Brexit vote has reopened deep wounds of empire and belonging, and challenged the future of the United Kingdom.
What the new US president means for America and the world, with David Reynolds, Sasha Abramsky and Daisy Dunn.
Homegoing is a novel borne not only of skill and knowledge, but also of a lifetime of experience.
"in awe and reverence the awful thing: / they find the black box (Guántanamo red) / among gentians"
Donning her Freudian hat, Molly Haskell uses her new book to explore Steven Spielberg's attitude to women. But is his real target masculinity?
Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State reminds us of something that ought to be obvious: Islamic State is very Islamic.
When Pankaj Mishra describes a “postmodern collage rather than a coherent doctrine”, he inadvertently summarises his own book.
Auster’s epic new novel of immigration, politics and consciousness has a protagonist with four alternative lives.
With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
Clean Eating – the Dirty Truth reveals the dodgy science behind the restrictive eating trend.
The presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Aftermath never traps or exhausts his subjects – he just gets them to open up.
Jane Shilling finds life lessons in an Austrian memoir of a father struck with dementia.
Chibundu Onuzu, Ottessa Moshfegh and Gillian Beer are our recommended reads this week.
The daughter who wanted to save her 99-year-old mum against all odds – and the amusing reason why.
“When I ring this bell,” I told my sceptical audience, “William and Kate will conceive a new child”.
Insects are an economical alternative protein source to meat – and tastier than charred pizza base.
View our print and digital subscription offers:
The New Statesman goes behind the froth of daily headlines to look at the people and the passions shaping our world.
Be well-informed. Be a New Statesman reader.