By Ian Steadman - 07 March 12:55
How fast can you read? Not as fast as you could, according to Spritz.
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 March 18:06
Anderson’s style became paralysed around the time of the Royal Tenenbaums and this is no exception.
By Philip Hoare - 06 March 18:00
At London Zoo, Jumbo was assumed into the British imagination as a gentle giant.
By Kathleen Jamie - 06 March 11:01
A poem by leading Scots poet Kathleen Jamie.
By Matthew Sperling - 06 March 11:00
Two new collections by Scottish poets characterised by sharp attention to detail.
By Tricia Lowther - 06 March 10:48
A good book should be open to anyone, so why do some children’s publishers restrict readership according to gender?
By Lynsey Hanley - 06 March 10:25
The sad disappearance of the British “average neighbourhood”.
By Nina Caplan - 06 March 10:06
It's not all about whisky north of the border.
By Katy Shaw - 06 March 10:05
Writing was fundamental to the protest, yet the poems and songs have been largely lost from popular memory.
By Tom Dyckhoff - 06 March 10:01
Foster, Rogers and co began their careers with radical and idealistic values. So why did they end up building flats for oligarchs?
By Val McDermid - 06 March 10:00
The Scottish capital has a long tradition of crime fiction. Now one of the genre’s modern proponents comes home.
By Antonia Quirke - 06 March 10:00
Included the writer’s many nods to literature and film, absent from the film version.
By Rachel Cooke - 06 March 10:00
The legal drama in which m’learned ladies aren’t just tolerated but adored.
By Jack Vettriano - 06 March 10:00
Scotland’s favourite painter on the art of heartbreak.
By Michael Brooks - 06 March 10:00
A highlight is Florence Nightingale’s rose diagram, showing how dirty hospitals were killing more soldiers than war.
By Craig Ferguson - 06 March 10:00
The Scots-born US TV host, stand-up and writer on life with two passports.
By Kirsty Wark - 06 March 9:00
The Newsnight presenter hotfoots it to Euston from the BBC and unwinds with a glass of Scotch and some political gossip.
By Caroline Crampton - 05 March 15:12
If approved by the BBC Trust, the decision would see BBC3 lose its on-air slot and become online-only. Does it deserve the axe?
By Media Mole - 04 March 13:14
In her speech at Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood event, the Oscar winner spoke of how she used to be “teased and taunted about her night-shaded skin”, and how she arrived at the realisation that beauty doesn’t come in shades.
By Hayley Campbell - 04 March 12:10
A Twitter campaign forced Jonathan Ross to pull out of hosting an awards ceremony for science fiction books. Was it purely a reaction to his controversial jokes - or were some people more concerned with keeping SFF "pure"?
By Alexandra Coghlan - 03 March 10:42
A year after the Britten centenary, David Alden’s Peter Grimes presents us with a society and a community irretrievably damaged, while the English Touring Opera’s King Priam is a domestic drama, hamstrung by matters of scale.
By New Statesman - 03 March 9:55
12 Years a Slave takes best picture, and Gravity cleans up in the technical categories.
By Ian McMillan - 28 February 15:56
In our nature column, Ian McMillan visits Cat Hill, Jump and other eccentrically named locations.
By Philip Oltermann - 28 February 15:00
The German capital lacks a modern-day chronicler. This book aims to change that.
By David Clark - 28 February 13:09
The era of global liberalism ended in crisis and retreat and world power is now shifting east. How does our foreign policy adapt?
By Antonia Quirke - 28 February 12:53
Two programmes in one day discussed the era of the Crusades.
By Rachel Cooke - 28 February 12:09
Two of the League of Gentleman offer up a sublime new series, while Jonathan Meades’s films about concrete architecture are his richest yet.
By Tom Humberstone - 28 February 11:37
Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.
By Andrew Dickson - 28 February 11:25
Orwell’s dystopian vision is convincingly staged but Abi Morgan’s latest is like a visit to Room 101.
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 February 16:00
The short film, unlike the short story, is a stray with no home - which is why a cinema release of the eight short films that competed at the Baftas is a joyous subversion of the norm.