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Classic of European symbolism to go under the hammer
By Sam Cane - 21 February 17:12

Munch's The Scream set for New York auction.

Gilbey on Film: Foyer-voyeurs
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 February 10:20

Cinemas are turning their cameras on the audience.

Reviews round-up
By NS staff writer - 20 February 14:06

The critics’ verdicts on Julie Otsuka, Ahdaf Soueif, and Susannah Clapp.

State of the arts
By Dany Louise - 17 February 17:10

Arts Council England's annual conference sold the creative industries short.

Falling for "Laura"
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 February 12:58

She might be dead, but she gets to us all in the end

The Friday Arts Diary
By NS staff writer - 17 February 11:15

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this Week
By NS staff writer - 16 February 16:07

Colin McGinn on Philosophy of Mind, Alain de Botton on James Miller, and Will Self on an Indian banq

Webbs on the Web
By Alice Gribbin - 13 February 18:55

The diaries of NS founder and social reformer, Beatrice Webb, tell a fascinating personal and politi

Reviews round-up
By NS staff writer - 13 February 15:36

The critics' verdicts on Alain de Botton, Joseph Roth and Nathan Englander.

2012 Baftas: in pictures
By Alice Gribbin - 13 February 11:43

Seven awards for the <em>The Artist</em>, two for <em>Tinker Tailor</em> and Best Actress to Meryl a

Grammy Awards 2012: in pictures
By Alice Gribbin - 13 February 10:53

Adele thanks "doctors who brought my voice back" as she takes home six Grammys.

Whitney Houston, 1963-2012
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 12 February 11:09

Death of a singer blessed with a voice that was "good to vowels".

The Friday Arts Diary
By NS staff writer - 10 February 11:53

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Gaza uncovered
By Gareth Evans - 09 February 17:08

A cinematic celebration of the lives of ordinary Palestinians.

In the Critics this week
By NS staff writer - 09 February 13:51

Alastair Sooke on Lucian Freud, John Gray on Alain de Botton and Will Self on the honours system.

Burying the hatchet
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 February 11:32

Adam Mars-Jones wins award for the "most trenchant book review of the past twelve months".

Charles Dickens: snapshots of a life
By Alice Gribbin - 07 February 15:29

Caricatures, interiors and comb-overs.

Gilbey on Film: We need to talk about Kermit
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 February 15:25

A triumphant cinematic return for the Muppets.

Dickens at 200
By Sam Cane - 07 February 13:51

A life in letters.

Reviews round-up
By Staff blogger - 06 February 17:53

The critics’ verdicts on Jon McGregor, Tony Judt and Faramerz Dabhoiwala.

The Friday Arts Diary
By Staff blogger - 03 February 12:20

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 02 February 14:39

William Trevor on V S Pritchett, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst on Dickens, and David Harsent on insomnia.

Adapt or die
By Gina Allum - 02 February 10:14

In the battle of the Birdsongs, telly nicks it - just.

The reinvention of Leonardo da Vinci
By roy_5 - 01 February 11:50

Why did the painter flee Florence for Milan?

New Statesman
The reinvention of Leonardo da Vinci
By Kevin Childs - 01 February 10:39

Why did the painter flee Florence for Milan?

Gilbey on Film: Truth and lies
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 January 15:04

Alma Har'el has made the most successful "engineered" documentary yet.

Reviews round-up
By Staff blogger - 31 January 13:07

The critics' verdicts on Geoff Dyer, Jodi Kantor and Roberto Bolaño

Still crazy after all these years
By Gina Allum - 27 January 10:39

Simon Stephens's new play transports Alfred Jarry to the International Criminal Tribunal.

In the Critics this week
By Staff blogger - 26 January 13:27

Craig Raine on Hockney, Alec MacGillis on the Obamas and Colm Toibin on Alice James.

Flattery gets you everywhere
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 January 16:00

The Academy is nothing if not self-adoring... just look at the Oscar nominations

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