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The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 28 October 14:08

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 27 October 15:59

Stuart Maconie on Nirvana's <em>Nevermind</em>, David Guterson interview, Soviet short stories and e

We Need to Talk About Kevin triumphs at London Film Festival
By Mike Bonnet - 27 October 15:34

Critics reward Lynne Ramsay's interpretation of Lionel Shriver's novel.

Amy Winehouse: accidental alcohol poisoning
By Samira Shackle - 26 October 16:38

The singer was five times over the legal drink-drive limit when she died.

Gilbey on Film: Prophet without honour
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 October 14:37

Paul Kelly has made a wonderful film about Lawrence's tortured genius.

Remembering the Charge of the Light Brigade
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 October 18:26

The Battle of Balaclava was 157 years ago today

A cinematic look at empire
By Androulla Harris - 25 October 16:54

The New Statesman's media partnership with BFI Southbank for its End of Empire season.

Reviews round-up
By Staff blogger - 24 October 18:18

The critics' verdicts on Jeremy Paxman, Ian Rankin and William Todd Schultz.

Cultural Capital podcast: Jo Robertson
By Yo Zushi - 24 October 12:51

An interview with the east London-based artist and musician.

The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 21 October 17:37

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Art review: Grayson Perry at the British Museum
By Clive Joinson - 21 October 12:47

The Turner Prize-winning artist takes pleasure in his own skill.

Pop will eat itself
By Mike Bonnet - 20 October 15:42

The Stone Roses reunion shows how much we love revisiting our musical past.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 20 October 13:51

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Jeffrey Sachs and Toby Litt on pop lyrics.

TS Eliot prize shortlist announced
By Sophie Elmhirst - 20 October 13:44

New collections from Carol Ann Duffy, Alice Oswald and John Burnside all nominated

Barnes wins the Man Booker prize
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 19 October 11:56

The judges get one thing right, at least.

Writers defend Occupy Movement
By Androulla Harris - 18 October 18:20

Salman Rushdie and others express support for the anti-austerity movement sweeping the globe.

Gilbey on Film: A hymn to celluloid
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 October 15:51

Tacita Dean's Tate Modern installation is all about texture.

Morrissey versus NME in racism court battle
By Androulla Harris - 18 October 14:43

Former Smiths frontman attempts to sue ex-NME editor for libel.

Reviews round-up
By Staff blogger - 17 October 12:59

The critics' verdicts on Jeffrey Eugenides, Joseph Brodsky, Francine Stock and Stephen Hughes.

The NS Interview: Cary Fukunaga
By Alice Gribbin - 16 October 16:41

The director of <em>Jane Eyre</em> talks about political films, immigration and student loans.

Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 14 October 13:56

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 13 October 12:39

Jeffrey Eugenides on The Marriage Plot, Frieze Week and a new version of the Iliad.

The fallacy of "readability"
By Leo Robson - 13 October 12:20

Why have the Booker judges done such a poor job of accounting for themselves?

Reviews round-up
By Staff blogger - 12 October 18:25

The critics' verdicts on Craig Thompson, Darian Leader and William Nicholson.

Is it time for a new literary prize?
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 12 October 13:22

Leading figures in the publishing world think so.

Gilbey on Film: Situation critical
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 October 20:26

A genuine critic doesn't use tricks or tomfoolery.

Where next for the Man Booker Prize?
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 October 15:55

Stella Rimington responds to the NS's criticisms of the shortlist.

What is China up to in Africa?
By Sella Oneko - 09 October 13:09

A new documentary tries to find out.

Books interview: Ronald Reng
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 October 11:44

The tragic life and death of Robert Enke.

Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 07 October 16:02

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

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