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.
In praise of John Boorman's "Point Blank".
He demonstrated the importance of finding your own voice.
<em>British Sea Power</em>'s Yan speaks to the <em>New Statesman</em> about music, politics and Grand Designs Australia.
There was no getting away from Bach in London over Easter weekend.
A muscle-bulging, tendon-stretching leap across the borders.
Our cultural picks for the week ahead.
The "best known film critic in America" has died, aged 70.
The National Theatre unveils its new temporary theatre space, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins.
Dame Jane Goodall’s use of Wikipedia is part of a more decisive shift in authorial culture.
A fabulous send-up of our obsession with celebrity
The author has released a statement saying he is “Very Poorly”.
The critics' verdicts on Maya Angelou, Charles Glass and Eric Hobsbawm.
Charlotte Simmonds visits the Wellcome's new show, whose artists have all been diagnosed with cognitive and developmental illnesses.
Following the death of Richard Griffiths, we remember his classic turn as Uncle Monty in Withnail and I.