Sarah Churchwell on John le Carré's and Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare's pretenders.
A short film to accompany the author's new novel.
Reviewed: Good Vibrations.
The critics' verdicts on John le Carré, Alister McGrath and Granta 123.
The author of <em>Time Traveller's Wife</em> speaks to Hayley Campbell about her new illustrated novel, <em>Raven Girl</em>.
Lord Martin Rees to chair the Prize.
Alex Hern finds that sometimes it's better to let someone else illustrate your words.
The channel's handling of Chris Chibnall's brilliant whodunnit gives Caroline Crampton hope that ITV is going to give the BBC some serious competition when it comes to original drama.
Phil Hartup hated the critically acclaimed blockbuster. And he thinks you should too.
Bernardo Bertolucci returns after eight years with the invigorating "Me and You".
Warring speeches and mass complicity.
Thirty years on from the publication of Roald Dahl's <em>The Witches</em>, Jemma Crew looks back to her childhood reading and recalls how the author reimagined the reality of adulthood for a whole generation of children.
In praise of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.
After Thatcher, political artists need to look harder.
The critics' verdicts on Julian Barnes, Greg Bellow and David Goodhart.
Penguin-style biographies for the twenty listed writers with essays, reviews and free fiction.
The London Symphony Orchestra's longest-serving conductor has died at the age of 85.
Reviewed: Bad Machinery, by John Allison.
Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
The novelist gives a rare interview to Soumya Bhattacharya for the New Statesman Centenary Issue.
A.S Byatt on Terry Pratchett, Mark Damazer on Charles Emmerson’s history of the year 1913 and new fiction from Ali Smith.
The British Council's new exhibition has revealed the top 10 English words that originated overseas.
The sweet sound of Christopher Walken in the otherwise terrible "A Late Quartet"
Hi-tech and full of trickery, but can the music survive?
The critics' verdicts on Elias Khoury, Lorna Gibb and Michael Burleigh.