By Evgeny Morozov - 24 February 16:44
"Our debate about distraction has hinged on the assumption that the feelings of anxiety and personal insecurity that we experience when interacting with social media are the natural price we pay for living in what some technology pundits call 'the attention economy'."
By Scott Knight - 21 February 9:53
Videogames are designed and programmed for action, which means storytelling has the capacity to be complex and engaging in ways not possible in other media.
By Tom Humberstone - 21 February 9:30
Tom Humberstone’s weekly observational comic for the NS.
By James Medd - 20 February 11:58
Musicians and pundits need to get over their obsessive, nostalgic hero-worship. In 2014, David Bowie is irrelevant.
By Colin MacCabe - 20 February 11:50
A facsimile of his only book of poems, A Finger in the Fishes Mouth, and a new book of sketches, thoughts and quotations, brings Jarman's art into fuller and more luminous perspective.
By Megan Walsh - 20 February 11:47
With new cinemas in China popping up at the rate of ten a day, Feng Xiaogang is the Chinese answer to Steven Spielberg: a reliable box office hitter.
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 20 February 11:40
Unlike Warhol or Lichtenstein – overexposed and often in London – or the more instantly accessible Caulfield or Blake, Hamilton flies slightly under the radar: a hugely influential ideas man but not quite a household name.
By Germaine Greer - 20 February 11:31
All poetry is driven by sex, whether or not it acknowledges the impulse.
By Andrew Harrison - 20 February 11:28
From Battlestar Galactica to Spike Jonze’s new film Her, modern science fiction is growing up and humanising.
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 February 11:00
The sexual exploits of Joe, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and newcomer Stacy Martin, are depicted without modesty - but the film stops short of being pornographic, tempered as it is by comedy, provocation and grim detail.
By Randy Boyagoda - 20 February 10:19
In <em>Andrew’s Brain</em> by E L Doctorow, the historical and the grand meld with the ordinary and affecting in a story that also features “an international dealer in Munchkins”.
By Antonia Quirke - 20 February 9:36
Increasingly, listeners tend to text instead, something that has changed the dynamic of the phone-in to no end.
By Rachel Cooke - 20 February 9:27
So much seemed right about this show, but it failed to deliver a grin.
By Daniel Trilling - 19 February 9:50
Neither of these two new books about the feminist art collective leave one optimistic about the immediate future of Russian politics, but they show the deep effect the saga has had.
By Kate Wiles - 18 February 12:45
The most commonly-used swear words reveal more about our medieval past than just attitudes towards sex and body parts.