What Crystal Dynamics have attempted with the Tomb Raider is about as convincing a character study of a reluctant hero as painting a frowny face on the front of a tank.
What happens when craftivism meets spirituality?
Paul Morley travels on the Tube, Richard Overy on David Cannadine, Kate Mossman on Justin Bieber and much more.
Records in Canterbury could hold a clue to the king’s role in his nephews’ demise.
The critics' verdicts on Jaron Lanier, Michael Axworthy and Jane Dunn.
Documenting decay in the former Eastern Bloc.
Rob Pollard speaks to the erstwhile Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr
A bold rewriting of Mozart's opera is a slow-burning charmer
Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
"God-wise, I'm kinda fucked".
We should replace books with something different and better, writes Tom Abba.
John Gray on capitalism's future, Ryan Gilbery on Stoker, Leo Robson on Coetzee and Crace, and much more.
Cinema is dead, long live cinema!
Bowie releases second song in his mythical comeback with a video starring Tilda Swinton.
The critics' verdicts on Deborah Levy, Maggie O' Farrell and Harry Wallop.
An interview with the Greek actress.
The shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.
A great night for Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Ang Lee.
A strong debut with a compelling style somehow fails to nail the pacing.
Teenage girls are being told that romantic desirability is the proof of, and the reward for, individual worth.
Our cultural picks for the week ahead.
A photographic essay across imperial Russia.
Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic strip for the New Statesman.
…and it will probably kill Gearbox as a result.
Reviewed: Mea Maxima Culpa.
Adam Kirsch on stalking, Richard Mabey on urban nature, David Herman on TV nostalgia and much more.
Theatre itself takes centre stage in “Atonement” director’s first play.
If it's Team Mantel or Team Middleton, Sarah Ditum knows which side she's on...