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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.

New Statesman
Childlike in the best way – The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
By Alex Hern - 05 May 15:44

Stephen Collins' debut graphic novel, reviewed.

New Statesman
In Praise of the Fake
By Jonathon Keats - 03 May 15:54

If the best art excites our emotions, makes us question the world around us, and exhibits astonishing skill… what better than forgeries?

Pies.
In the Frame: Pies
By Tom Humberstone - 02 May 16:30

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
In the Critics this week
By new-statesman - 01 May 16:38

David Owen remembers the Iron Lady and Stuart Maconie feels short-changed by Damian Barr.

Concert goers.
Are smartphones ruining art?
By Sarah Howell - 01 May 11:04

Videos on social media sites are merely dumbed-down replicas.

How did Ben Elton's "The Wright Way" get it so wrong?
By Tom Phillips - 01 May 10:13

The old comedy adage says that if there's nothing funny left to say, make a penis joke. Perhaps this explains why <em>The Wright Way</em> is just one big knob gag, then.

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