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The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 24 September 14:01

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Words in pictures: Jonathan Franzen
By Staff blogger - 23 September 13:50

The novelist discusses his new book and the "sorry truth about writers".

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 23 September 12:04

Leo Robson reviews Jonathan Franzen, Lesley Chamberlain on Edmund Wilson and the life of Isabella Bl

Sheer bedlam
By Gina Allum - 22 September 14:35

A bawdy 18th-century romp at Shakespeare's Globe.

Letter from Liverpool
By Dany Louise - 21 September 19:06

Sixth Biennial opens on Merseyside.

Gilbey on Film: the London Film Festival
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 September 13:18

Our film critic chooses five titles to look out for next month.

Michel Houellebecq and the art of fiction
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 September 16:06

On sex, travel and being a secondary character in his own novel.

Why the World Service must be saved
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 11:10

A brief note to alert readers to this week's Rad

The Culture Secretary is wrong to knock ethnic minorities
By Kristine Landon-Smith - 18 September 10:50

Jeremy Hunt's comments show he does not understand the reality of art in modern Britain.

The Friday Arts Diary
By JE Rodgers - 17 September 14:47

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Words in pictures: John le Carré
By Staff blogger - 16 September 18:22

The novelist explains why he became a spy.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 16 September 10:38

Mrs Gaskell, Coronation Street and the crisis in Catholicism.

The perils of Friday night drinks
By Gina Allum - 15 September 14:38

An unconvicing take on the office romance.

Reviews Round-up
By Staff blogger - 14 September 18:55

The critics' verdicts on Stephen Hawking, Tim Waterstone and a biography of Roald Dahl.

Gilbey on Film: Claude Chabrol - an appreciation
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 September 12:05

This great director was much more than simply a "French Hitchcock".

Claude Chabrol, 1930-2010
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 September 12:48

An interview with one of the heroes of the New Wave.

A short film by David Shrigley
By Oliver Cussen - 10 September 14:31

The New Statesman cartoonist launches artists' campaign against funding cuts.

The Friday Arts Diary
By Oliver Cussen - 10 September 13:52

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 09 September 13:13

Pioneering photography, Tamara Drewe and the Blair memoirs.

The Art of Listening: Justin Bieber 800 per cent slower
By Daniel Trilling - 09 September 12:44

On the ambient potential of a teen pop star.

Matt Ridley on John Gray
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 September 18:50

Former Northern Rock chairman responds to the NS's lead book reviewer.

Recommended Read: "On Paris" by Ernest Hemingway
By Oliver Cussen - 08 September 18:19

Hemingway's correspondence marks a lost generation of foreign journalism.

The xx win Mercury Music Prize
By Oliver Cussen - 08 September 11:56

London trio The xx beat Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Paul Weller to the award.

More from Robert del Naja on the Israel boycott
By William Parry - 07 September 18:18

The Massive Attack frontman elaborates on his recent comments to the NS.

Gilbey on Film: meet the step-parents
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 September 14:58

"Cyrus" shows that fractured families are a rich source for movie makers.

Booker shortlist announced
By Daniel Trilling - 07 September 12:58

Tom McCarthy, Andrea Levy and Peter Carey all make the cut.

Reviews Round-up
By Staff blogger - 06 September 16:41

The critics' verdicts on Bruce Chatwin's letters, William Gibson and Gabriel Josipovici.

An event of the soul
By Alexandra Coghlan - 06 September 15:05

Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.

B'stard is back
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 20:37

A documentary homage to the New Statesman.

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