The latest on books and the arts


New Statesman
In the Critics this week
By new-statesman - 17 May 12:50

Jason Cowley on the downfall of Tiger Woods, Sophie Elmhirst on Simon Cowell's singlet and Rebecca Scott

New Statesman
Orange Prize competition
By new-statesman - 16 May 14:08

Enjoy a summer of reading with the best of this year’s women’s fiction.

Julie Delpy
Don't mess with Delpy
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 May 12:02

The French actress is brave and brilliant - if only her latest film lived up to her talents

New Statesman
Review: Gideon Mendel - Drowning World
By Charlotte Simmonds - 14 May 17:54

A photography exhibition that documents the aftermath of devastation.

New Statesman
Reviews Round-Up
By new-statesman - 14 May 14:41

The critics' verdict on Kate Summerscale, Mark Haddon and Dominic Sandbrook.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
The first ladies of television
By Tom Atkinson - 14 May 11:36

It's boom time for female characters on the small screen.

New Statesman
Gilbey on Film: Sacha Baron Cohen is back
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 May 17:24

This time as dictator General Aladeen of Wadiya.

New Statesman
The Friday Arts Diary
By new-statesman - 11 May 13:35

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Review: Edmund de Waal Contemporary at Waddesdon
By Harriet Williams - 11 May 9:54

Acclaimed author returns to pots in a new exhibition.

New Statesman
Review: Writing Britain - Wastelands to Wonderlands
By Charlotte Simmonds - 10 May 17:52

A new show at the British Library traces "space" and "place" across a thousand years of literature.

Keep calm and carry on
Enough of this carry on
By Mike Bonnet - 10 May 14:12

Is "Keep Calm And Carry On" an appropriate mantra for modern Britain?

Review: Einstein on the beach
By Alexandra Coghlan - 10 May 12:08

An astonishing production at the Barbican

In the Critics this week
By new-statesman - 10 May 11:54

John Gray on markets and morals, Ferdinand Mount on oligarchy and Bryan Appleyard on the iPhone at f

Mad Men: season 5, episode 8
By Alice Gribbin - 09 May 17:34

Sneaky calls, the Beatles and fake couples/kitchens/whipped cream.

Robert Harris
Prodigality and prose
By Robert Binyon - 09 May 13:11

When the world is in economic crisis, how should writers respond?

Hilary Mantel
Reviews Round-Up
By new-statesman - 08 May 17:29

The critics' verdicts on Hilary Mantel, Tom Watson and Toni Morrison.

New Statesman
Remembering Maurice Sendak
By Charlotte Simmonds - 08 May 14:52

"Where the Wild Things Are" author leaves an enduring cultural legacy.

New Statesman
Network star
By Tom Atkinson - 07 May 10:50

What is the secret of AMC's success?

Barbican Bauhaus
The Friday Arts Diary
By new-statesman - 04 May 16:14

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

A 1934 production of The Importance of Being Earnest
Review: The Importance of Being Earnest/A Soldier and a Maker
By Alexandra Coghlan - 02 May 16:03

A gloriously irreverent operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic.

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