"Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie, Open unto the fields, and to the sky" - things to help remember the best of Westminster Bridge.
New DNA research into Richard III’s remains has cast the legitimacy of the royal line into question, all the way down to the present queen.
Cinemas are going to be full of biopics in the next couple of months – in preparation, Ryan Gilbey picks the best examples of the form from the past few years.
Tom Humberstone, who creates the weekly “In the Frame” comic for the NS, looks back at the past year.
The roc/doc/mockumentary returns for a second series and – oh no! – there’s a jukebox musical in the works...
Dr Phil Whitaker’s Health Matters column.
The piece is an attempt to see the Passion through the eyes of the women who surrounded Jesus, with particular emphasis on Mary Magdalene.
The Nature Column by John Burnside.
One day Cumming was warned that it might emerge that he was not his father’s biological son. It was a bad moment in his life, no question. And yet, on some sad level, he greeted the news with relief.
Amanda Craig’s round-up of reading to enchant and inspire young minds this Christmas.
Jane Shilling finds a blend of syrup and venom in this kiss-and-tell book by François Hollande’s former partner.
The New Statesman goes behind the froth of daily headlines to look at the people and the passions shaping our world.
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