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New Statesman
Reviews Round-Up
By New Statesman - 19 June 11:32

The critics' verdicts on Mario Vargas Llosa, Rachel Lichtenstein and the letters of T S Eliot.

One Man, Two Guvnors
Posh panto: One Man Two Guvnors
By Gina Allum - 19 June 11:09

Our theatre blogger goes to see what the fuss is all about.

Fiction Uncovered
Rescuing writers from the "mid-list"
By George Chesterton - 19 June 10:40

Fiction Uncovered gives eight novelists the recognition they deserve.

The massacre at Babi Yar, Ukraine 1941
Fiction and the Final Solution
By Hans Kundnani - 18 June 12:54

Laurent Binet, Jonathan Littell and the Holocaust novel.

Interior panels from Jerusalem
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City - review
By Hayley Campbell - 17 June 12:45

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

Guy Delisle.

New Statesman
By Desmond McCarthy - 16 June 10:55

The New Statesman reviewed Ulysses for the first time on 7 April 1923. Desmond McCarthy, the literary editor at the time, wrote under the pen-name Affable Hawk. Presented here is the full text of the review.

Slavoj Žižek
Slavoj Žižek in conversation with the NS's Jonathan Derbyshire
By New Statesman - 15 June 17:13

Full video of the Slovenian philosopher talking to the NS culture editor

It’s all over now baby blue
By Mike Bonnet - 15 June 15:50

Cardiff City’s switch from blue to red is a depressing reminder of what’s wrong with modern football.

New Statesman
The Friday Arts Diary
By New Statesman - 15 June 15:17

Our cultural picks for the week ahead.

Statue of Prometheus, New York
Prometheus unbound
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 June 11:36

What happens when the word-of-mouth hype gets out of control

New Statesman
In the Critics this week
By New Statesman - 14 June 17:23

Jonathan Wilson on football, T S Eliot's letters and James A Robinson on China.

Action from Terrence Rattigan's When the Sun Shines
Terrence Rattigan and the New Statesman
By Stephen Brasher - 14 June 17:22

The magazine features in a revival of While the Sun Shines.

Ray Bradbury goes to the movies
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 14 June 11:18

Jack Arnold's adaptation of It Came From Outer Space is a classic.

New Statesman
Reviews Round-Up
By New Statesman - 12 June 16:12

The critics' verdicts on Jonathan Sacks, Simon Mawer and Andrew Blum.

New Statesman
Theatre Review: Release
By Emily Wight - 11 June 15:48

Icon Theatre's political play about ex-offenders is fringe theatre at its best.