In 1988, Marxism Today put out a list of "modern" and "new" things. Now, with the future of the left forcing us to radically rethink the "new times", the New Statesman has updated the list for 2016.
We talk the new Pixar film Inside Out, discuss Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet and approaches to fandom, and read comics series The Wicked and the Divine.
Is literature therapy, comfort food, or a route to self-knowledge? Four literary critics – Alberto Manguel, Michael Hofmann, James Wood and Clive James – pick up where Montaigne left off.
Why are so many of NPR's list of best science fiction books so misogynistic, and why can't we move past our nostalgia for them?
He made his name / From being bulletproof.
Mistress America and Trainwreck both look at the lives of young women - but neither quite pull it off.
As Great British Bake Off contestant Nadiya's casket crumbled, viewers learnt an important lesson in how to move on from failure.
Almost 23,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Roland Emmerich's new film about the Stonewall rebellion of 1969.
The show’s iconic combination of union jack bunting and food porn has become a British institution, yet the format has also been sold to 20 countries worldwide.
The American composer wins over a sceptical NS critic.
Photographs of the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester tell a complex tale of postwar black independence movements.
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