A sequel is coming - here's my version.
After stints at the Times and at the New Statesman, he settled in at the Observer for the long haul in 1979. He left only when he reached his 80th birthday in 2013.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss
Stanley Nelson's new film doesn’t shake our suspicion that the stories being told have calcified into legend. Plus: Fresh Dressed.
Lava is being re-released on DVD, and is basically Mike Leigh meets Quentin Tarantino.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss Suffragette, the Channel 4 TV series Chewing Gum, and Kim Kardashian’s Selfish.
At first glance, the politics of Star Wars are highly regressive - but across the six films, the importance of building a coalition of all classes and occupations is clearly shown.
The screenwriter Abi Morgan explains why Suffragette spurned the story of the Pankhursts to focus on working-class activists.
The atmosphere throughout this film resembles that last, desperate, twilight hour at any nightclub.
This film isn’t really shocking until you see the roll-call of different countries and the year in which each one granted the vote to women.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the Robert De Niro-Anne Hathaway film The Intern, the very last series of Downton Abbey, and Sylvia Townsend Warner’s novel Lolly Willowes.
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?