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Charlotte Rampling
Gilbey on Film: In praise of Charlotte Rampling
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 May 15:28

Cinema's great enigma.

Mad Men: season 5, episode 7
By Alice Gribbin - 02 May 10:08

Bad writing and behaviour at the codfish ball.

New Statesman
Turner Prize announces its 2012 shortlist
By Emily Wight - 01 May 15:19

This year's shortlist encompasses a mixture of art forms.

Bradley Manning  is escorted by military police as he departs the courtroom
Can a play help tell the story of the world's most famous whistleblower?
By Naomi Colvin - 28 April 11:08

'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning' seeks to redress the balance.

Ken Loach
Gilbey on Film: Cinemagoers of the world unite!
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 April 10:31

The Bread and Roses film festival kicks off today.

Black Watch
Acts of resistance
By Christopher Haydon - 26 April 15:44

Who says political theatre has to be dull?

New Statesman
In the critics this week
By new-statesman - 26 April 15:09

A brief look at the Spring Books Special

New Statesman
Mad Men: season 5, episode 6
By Alice Gribbin - 25 April 15:32

Orange sherbet, purple candy, LSD.

Review: Misterman
By Gina Allum - 25 April 12:57


Michael Gove
The imaginary education secretary
By Jonathan Webber - 25 April 12:36

Michael Gove is taken in by his own vacuous erudition.

Gunter Grass
Whose Auschwitz?
By Hans Kundnani - 24 April 14:04

What does the Günter Grass affair tell us about changing German attitudes to the Holocaust?

New Statesman
Theatre Review: Making Noise Quietly
By Emily Wight - 24 April 13:26

Peter Gill's revival of Robert Holman's triptych at the Donmar Warehouse is unmissable.

New Statesman
Reviews Round-up
By admin - 23 April 15:31

The critics' look at Lehrer, Rogan and Haidt

New Statesman
Theatre Review: Wild Swans
By Emily Wight - 23 April 12:17

The first stage adaptation of Jung Chang's award-winning novel is a masterpiece.

Voluptuous vampires
By Eleanor Hirst - 20 April 13:20

What's changed in the hundred years since Bram Stoker's death?

Levon Helm
Levon Helm: 1940-2012
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 April 9:58

The Band's drummer dies of cancer at 71.

Jonathan Safran Foer
In the Critics this week
By New Statesman - 19 April 10:47

American writing special with Mark Greif, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Safran Foer, Ben Marcus and Shalo

Vincent Kartheiser as Pete in Mad Men
Mad Men: series 5, episode 5
By Sophie Elmhirst - 17 April 18:53

Oh, what a fight.

New Statesman
Under the skin
By Eleanor Hirst - 17 April 18:00

"Animals Inside Out" at the Natural History Museum.

New Statesman
Orange shortlist announced
By Eleanor Hirst - 17 April 13:44

Anne Enright and Cynthia Ozick both make the 2012 shortlist.

Banish the truffle oil!
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 April 12:39

Luxury cinema is an insult to film, and our wallets - we should resist its pretentious temptations

Matilda Olivier Awards
Oliviers are for sharing
By Gina Allum - 16 April 17:33

But Matilda waltzes off with a record haul of Larrys.

New Statesman
Review: Crisis Commission, Somerset House
By Eleanor Hirst - 16 April 16:02

Some of the leading names in the British art scene have made or donated works to the Crisis Commissi

Reviews round-up
By new-statesman - 16 April 14:15

The critics' verdicts on Irvine Welsh, Sam Harris and George Dyson.

Olivier Awards
Olivier Awards 2012: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 16 April 10:34

A big night for the RSC's Matilda.

Günter Grass
Günter Grass and the free speech moment
By Robert Sharp - 13 April 16:57

A travel ban is still censorship.

Mad Men: season 5, episode 4
By Alice Gribbin - 13 April 12:07

Cinderella, rape, and a murder dream we wish was real.

Firing the fired
By Martha Gill - 12 April 18:00

"You're Fired": apprentice regurgitated