The latest on books and the arts


Art of glass
By Claire Cohen - 08 March 12:28

A breathtaking exhibition of Dale Chihuly's work.

Is this the worst book about Hitler ever written?
By NS staff writer - 08 March 12:26

Richard J Evans on A N Wilson's biography of the Führer.

In the Critics this week
By NS staff writer - 08 March 9:49

John Gray on Richard Holloway, Richard Evans on A N Wilson and Claude Lanzmann interviewed.

Why are there so few right-wing rock stars?
By Pat Long - 08 March 8:22

An NME writer suggests that it's thanks to the influence of Britain's music press.

Andrić Grad: the broken bridge of the Balkans
By Heather McRobie - 08 March 8:20

Why Bosnia is spending 12 million euros building a town dreamed up by a novelist.

Orange Prize 2012 longlist announced
By NS staff writer - 08 March 7:24

Ali Smith, Cynthia Ozick and A L Kennedy are among the heavyweights chosen.

A special offer for New Statesman readers
By NS staff writer - 07 March 11:59

Mondrian | Nicholson: In Parallel and The Pitmen Painters.

Ticket offer: The Price of Kings - Yasser Arafat
By NS staff writer - 06 March 16:29

Your chance to attend the premiere of the first in a series of films on the perils of political lead

Reviews Round-Up
By NS staff writer - 05 March 18:33

The critics’ verdicts on Shalom Auslander, Jonathan Lethem and Richard Holloway.

Sarah Lund vs Carrie Mathison
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March 16:44

It's the age of the troubled female detective. So who's the best?

Progress, at last
By Alexandra Coghlan - 05 March 12:36

The classical music community has taken welcome risks with The Death of Klinghoffer and the return o

The Friday Arts Diary
By NS staff writer - 02 March 10:25

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

The Smiths vs The Tories
By New Statesman - 01 March 17:18

Johnny Marr promises to reform the band if the government goes...

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan (Reina Sofia, Madrid)
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 01 March 16:55

Thomas Calvocoressi travels to Madrid to see woven masterworks. The exhibition has just transferred to Tate Modern in London.

Someone change the classical record please!
By Martyn Ware - 01 March 12:58

The government's approach to teaching culture in schools doesn't work.

Rachel Cusk and the difficult discipline of self-scrutiny
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 01 March 11:53

"Mumsnet really hate me" says the author of Aftermath.

In the Critics this week
By NS staff writer - 01 March 9:31

Norman Lamont on Iran, Michael Rosen on children and literature, Leo Robson on John Lanchester and J

The future of reading in our schools and the Lanchester consensus
By NS staff writer - 29 February 16:09

Leo Robson asks why all the fuss about Capital and Michael Rosen says children's authors actually kn

Giving the Palestinians a voice
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 29 February 11:19

<em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> does not go far enough.

Meryl Streep's flaw
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 February 16:32

The great actress's problem is that she shows you how she's doing it - there's no magic

Kitsch 'n' sin drama
By Gina Allum - 28 February 10:34

Cheek By Jowl offer us a meaty, postmodern <em>'Tis Pity She's a Whore </em>.

Reviews round-up
By NS staff writer - 27 February 15:14

The critics’ verdicts on Colm Tóibín, John Lanchester and Stefan Collini

Oscar winners 2012: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 27 February 10:26

<em>The Artist</em> won five awards at the 84th Academy Awards last night.

Oscars 2012: runners, riders and reviews
By New Statesman - 26 February 9:41

Sean Penn's dazed look and the Most Inexplicably Praised Film of the Year.

The art of portraiture
By Rob Pollard - 24 February 14:24

William Ellis talks us through some his finest portraits.

The Friday Arts Diary
By NS staff writer - 24 February 14:10

Our Cultural Picks for the Week Ahead.

"There is no such thing as unpolitical art"
By Alexandra Coghlan - 24 February 11:06

Alice Goodman, librettist of "The Death of Klinghoffer", discusses the controversial opera

In the Critics this Week
By NS staff writer - 23 February 12:37

Amanda Levete on the Barbican Centre, Gabriel Josipovici on Michael Hofmann and Will Self on Alastai

Shiny, shabby people
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 February 13:51

The Brits was a mega-show, falling apart at the seams

Andre Previn's pulling power
By Alexandra Coghlan - 22 February 10:51

In classical music, the "special relationship" is alive and well