Do we need yet another self-serving literary prize list? The Fiction Uncovered 2013 list purports to give prominence to promising and innovative writers that have been overlooked elsewhere, but the many of the books it has selected are anything but, write
A musical adaptation of <em>War and Peace</em> could easily have become sprawlingly shallow. But director Rachel Chavkin and writer-composer David Malloy are unafraid to let Tolstoyan complexity play out onstage.
Akala’s "Hip-Hop History Live": an exploration of black history like no other I've seen before.
The critics' verdicts on Wilson, Astill and Doyle.
One of the joys of <em>Doctor Who</em> is that the actor isn’t limited by their human characteristics - Capaldi won’t have to play the Doctor as a 55-year-old man, because, you know, he isn’t.
The name revealed on a special BBC1 announcement programme.
A photography essay including work by Philippe Chancel, Raphaël Dallaporta, Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Jo Ractliffe, Thabiso Sekgala and Alain Willaume. Photography Editor: Rebecca McClelland.
The critics' verdicts on Di Cintio, Laing and Pagden.
The first complete Georgian-language production of Eve Ensler's feminist performance piece <em>The Vagina Monologues</em> caused substantial controversy. Tara Isabella Burton meets two of the women behind it.
Anthony Painter’s 'Left Without A Future?' demonstrates an all too typical condemnation of “moral fervour”.
He rarely speaks about the ethics of working alone as against for Disney or Warner Brothers, but Brian K Vaughan's work speaks volumes about the importance of creative freedom.
Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.
Birds, an exclusive short story by Hanif Kureishi, Mexican art and Elizabeth Taylor.
As <em>Bust</em> magazine celebrates its 20th birthday, Anna Carey writes in praise of the women's magazines that avoid the diets and the circle of shame in favour of stuff women might actually be interested in, like swearing and graphic novels and femini
George might be the favourite name for the new royal, but how about a Eustace, Alfonso or Arthur? He wouldn't be our first.
Khaled Jarrar has made playful sculptures from fragments chipped from the eight metre high wall which runs through the West Bank. Is this trivialising or accepting the wall's existence?
Drake Doremus's pale blue drama stars Guy Pearce as a middle-aged musician looking for a break from his humdrum life. When British exchange student Sophie Williams (Felicity Jones) arrives, he sees a second chance to regain his youth.
Robert MacFarlane and his team of judges have revealed the 13 books longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize - how many have you read?
Amy Licence reminds us of the royal children who shaped the course of history, only to recede into obscurity.
Elizabeth Norton looks back to another highly-anticipated royal birth - that of Queen Victoria's eldest child.
The critics' verdicts on Hurd and Young, Higashida and McCleen.
Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
Conspiracists, back down: this wasn't a publisher-organised PR coup.
This week's books pages feature everything from Disraeli to walls, futuristic distopias to an autism memoir.
In 1934 H G Wells interviewed Joseph Stalin in Moscow. The fallout from the meeting led to a battle between three intellectual powerhouses - Shaw, Keynes and Wells - each of whom argued for their own vision of socialism in the UK.
"That's what they're afraid of… you."
Haifa al-Mansour, the first woman ever to direct a feature film in Saudi Arabia, talks to Steve Yates about how her film <em>Wadjda</em> came together.
The unmasking of Rowling as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling and its subsequent meteoric success has demonstrated that celebrity trumps gender when it comes to book sales. But what about all the writers who will never achieve a fraction of Rowling's fam
Actually, they liked it. Galbraith's Cormoran Strike thriller could mark the start of another intensely successful Rowling series.