The Goldsmiths Prize shortlisted author discusses the value of risk, the challenge of proportion, and the role of builders in contemporary thought.
Ed Smith’s weekly column, Left Field.
Every life has some incident or episode that is worth telling. And so it proved as I delved into my Classics books, writes Josh Spero.
A running commentary by Ricky Hatton and fellow boxers to mark the 40th anniversary of the super-fight, in what turned out to be a brilliantly conceived and delivered programme
We are in a future that is mostly just like the present. This isn’t the world of The Jetsons: Peter and his wife Bea shop in Tesco, have a cat called Joshua, drive a regular old car and read the Daily Express.
There’s simply no reason to think that language (or society) is crumbling at all, says Pinker.
David Aaronovitch reviews new books about wealth and inequality by Linda Tirado, John Kampfner and Danny Dorling.
It's sexism and geopolitics for all ages as the teams attempt to invent their own board games.
The £10,000 prize for experimental fiction has been awarded to the Scottish writer for her sixth novel which is “dizzyingly good and so clever that it makes you want to dance”.
Is the infamously secretive state finally beginning to open up? An art exhibition at the London embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic would seem to suggest it might be.
Suzanne Moore’s weekly column, Telling Tales.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?