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David Threlfall in Shameless.
Goodbye to Shameless. What does it leave behind?
By David Herman - 28 May 16:50

As the long-running television comedy comes to a close, David Herman wonders what its legacy will be. Will David Threlfall best be remembered as the feckless, drunken Frank Gallagher?

James Salter has published his sixth novel, aged 87.
Reviews round-up
By Critic - 28 May 15:50

The critics' verdicts on James Salter, George Monbiot and David Goodhart.

Penury, swindlers and the American way: the capitalist legacy of superheroes
By Laura Sneddon - 26 May 13:13

As a pay dispute threatens the superhero stranglehold on box office takings, it’s a timely reminder that these capitalist heroes have long trampled upon the artists who brought them to life, writes Laura Sneddon.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Equal
By Tom Humberstone - 24 May 14:42

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
Xbox One: conceived in an age of prosperity, it's the wrong console for our time
By Tom Watson - 22 May 11:54

Microsoft's vision of the future is a group of wildly gesticulating children and screeching voices aimed at a beautiful black box that can switch between CBeebies and CBBC in one barked order from a five year old.

Watch: "Dumbass" by Ai Wei Wei
By New Statesman - 22 May 10:25

The dissident artist and former NS guest editor has released a heavy metal single - check it out here.

Marina Poplavskaya as Elisabette di Valois and Rolando Villazon as Don Carlo at
Reviewed: Wozzeck and Don Carlo
By Alexandra Coghlan - 21 May 15:54

Terror – eye-opening and mind-expanding – is the great equaliser, as these two productions by the ENO and Royal Opera House make clear.

Stationary organised neatly.
Taxonomy for the masses
By Philip Maughan - 20 May 12:22

The pornographic allure of looking at things organised neatly.

New Statesman
Brits think Eurovision is all politics
By Rachel Oliver - 17 May 18:16

YouGov’s EuroTrack survey released today reveals that Brits are most cynical about the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
In the Frame: The Head of Nigel
By Tom Humberstone - 17 May 13:19

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

On the Thames estuary
By Caroline Crampton - 15 May 10:42

"The estuary doesn’t yield all its secrets on first glance. An hour or so out from the Isle of Sheppey, we arrive at seven bizarre constructions that look as if they belong in War of the Worlds..."

Amos Oz
Reviews round-up
By new-statesman - 13 May 14:27

The critics' verdicts on Amos Oz, Charles Emmerson and Michael Burleigh.

Podcast.
On this week's New Statesman podcast
By new-statesman - 10 May 15:46

The future of the Lib Dems, social mobility, techno with Pirate Party and Edmund Burke.

Tash Aw.
Tash Aw: "It's a very complex form of bigotry"
By Philip Maughan - 10 May 15:01

The Malaysian novelist on fiction, immigration and the Shanghainese.

UB40
Friday Arts Diary
By new-statesman - 10 May 12:41

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

The Adventures of Captain Social Injustice.
In the Frame: The Adventures of Captain Social Justice
By Tom Humberstone - 10 May 10:41

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
In the Critics this week
By new-statesman - 09 May 9:43

Jesse Norman on Edmund Burke and Brian Eno interviewed.

New Statesman
Jan Mikulka wins prize for self-portraiture
By Charlotte Simmonds - 08 May 13:28

New £20,000 SELF prize coincides with Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition.

New Statesman
Urban novelties: How Bristol itself became a short story
By Sarah Ditum - 08 May 10:09

<em>These Pages Fall Like Ash</em> turned a city into a fantasy novel, making Sarah Ditum see her home with new eyes.

Jan Mikulka wins prize for self-portraiture
By Charlotte Simmonds - 07 May 17:37

New £20,000 SELF prize coincides with Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition.

Haruki Murakami.
Haruki Murakami: “Think of me like an endangered species”
By Philip Maughan - 07 May 11:38

The taciturn novelist has made his first appearance in Japan since 1995.

Made in Chelsea is totes postmodern
By Martha Gill - 07 May 11:22

What is the point of it all, it seems to ask. Why was this even made?

A still from the film Peaches Does Herself.
Lez Miserable: the teaches of Peaches
By Eleanor Margolis - 07 May 11:04

Eleanor Margolis meets the high-priestess of sexually charged punk electronica and singer of <em>Fuck the Pain Away</em>, <em>Diddle My Skittle</em> and <em>Tent in Your Pants</em>.

The Hideout: why board games matter
By Robert Florence - 06 May 10:49

Rab Florence on reinventing the rulebook every time you play.

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