Goya is better known for his portraiture and group paintings. But a restoration of the artist's private notebooks show a different side, where ghosts and witches abound in profoundly unnerving sketches.
The new Poldark looks like a tourist board campaign for Cornwall, only with stagecoaches where there should be surfboards.
A new BBC Radio 4 three-part series covers all aspects of the industry.
“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” Following Terry Pratchett's death, here are some of his best quotations as chosen by the New Statesman team.
Much-loved author passes away.
A jury's view that Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s Blurred Lines copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song, Got To Give It Up is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what songwriting is.
The title of veteran rock writer Johnny Rogan's biography Ray Davies: a Complicated Life may be something of an understatement.
A hero of the 1968 generation, Raymond Williams was inextricably linked to where he came from and common experience. In an era of diluted politics, it's time to return to his work.
From Bansky to Martin Bell, Kembrew McLeod's Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World shows how pranks shake things up.
The writer of such “northern” hits as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley explains why she finds such categorisation redundant.
Katrine Marçal's Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? reminds us how Homo economicus has always been supported by free, underacknowldged, female labour.
Why has it taken us so long to realise that the strongest, most exciting voices, shaping our opinions of cinema are women?
The Comedy Store in London held a rare showcase of Muslim comedians this week, who gave sharp insights into navigating Islam in the UK.
On the 'cool gamer girlfriend'.
Do you speak urbanism? The way we read and write in the language of cities has transformed.
Like Ben Lerner and Sheila Heti, Miranda July has written a novel exploring new forms of love and community.
India's Daughter has exposed that country's rape culture. But don't imagine that these attitudes aren't found around the world.
Writer and director Desiree Akhavan has created an authentic, relatable story – with a heroine we hope will triumph.
Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.
Staring at a buffer symbol, waiting for something on the internet to load can be both reassuring and distressing. We wait with the belief that something is happening out of sight.
Some think of the impressionists as the painterly equivalent of easy listening. Inventing Impressionism, themed around the collection of Paul Durand-Ruel, shows just how wrong they are.
Clever pacing and Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance can't disguise the hedged bets and risks not taken.
The new Carole King musical - apparently.
Season three of House of Cards reaps diminishing returns.
George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman and David Hare's The Absence of War have an ideology that speaks to today's politics.
Spain and Portugal may have settled their differences, but when it comes to grapes, it's not so simple.
We are all alienated labour now.
The music and arts festival reveals this year's line-up.
Alan Bennett's statement that the English excel at hypocrisy has upset the national press. But he's got literature on his side.
The danger of using current terminology and identities when discussing the past, especially marginalised and oppressed pasts, is that it results in bad history.