August 2013: most read on newstatesman.com

What you've been reading during yet another record month for the <em>NS</em> website.

In August, 1,840,886 of you viewed 3,766,630 pages over the course of the month - another record month for the NS website.

1. I hate Strong Female Characters by Sophia McDougall

2. We still don’t really know how bicycles work by Michael Brooks

3. Atheism is maturing, and it will leave Richard Dawkins behind by Martin Robbins

4. Learning how to live by Jenny Diski 

5. The Bot Wars: why you can never buy concert tickets online by Cal Flyn