Boys will be boys: as the Nineties progressed men's magazines "had only one button to press: sex". Photo: David Turner/Rex Features
Dylan Jones: The New Lad – my part in his downfall
By Dylan Jones - 16 October 10:00

Two decades ago, a new kind of man emerged intent on having it all. GQ editor Dylan Jones asks what happened to him.

A look back: Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey ahead of his sentencing, 4 July. Photo: Getty
Hacks in the dock: Duncan Campbell on the history of jailed journalists
By Duncan Campbell - 31 July 11:25

What means, legal or illegal, are justified by what ends? And how has the law treated the British journalist over the years?

Stuff magazine is dropping the scantily-clad cover stars. Photo:  Joe Loong on Flickr, via CC
Lads’ mags are starting to drop the scantily-clad cover stars – sexism is over now, right?
By Frances Ryan - 03 July 10:39

Loaded magazine has relaunched without topless cover stars, while gadget mag Stuff has dropped the scantily-clad girls, too. Is the “buy a magazine, get some misogyny for free” idea finally dead?

Felix Dennis.
“Is there anything you consider indecent”? Felix Dennis at the OZ trial from the NS archive
By Jonathan Dimbleby - 24 June 10:31

Jonathan Dimbleby reports from the OZ trial, where the late Felix Dennis (1947-2014) and his co-editors Richard Neville and Jim Anderson stood trial for "conspiracy to corrupt public morals".

Feed the world: Live Aid 1985, which Mark Ellen helped present. Photo: Getty
Mark Ellen: a big bad love affair with music mags
By Andrew Harrison - 05 June 10:00

Mark Ellen changed the face of music magazines with Smash Hits, Q, SelectMojo and finally The Word. His memoir is as “hectic, self-deprecating, quietly perceptive” as the man himself. 

George Eaton appointed New Statesman political editor
By New Statesman - 08 May 18:39

Editor of The Staggers blog replaces Rafael Behr, who joins the Guardian as a political columnist. 

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow in January 2014. Photo: Getty
If you’re going to gossip about the failure of a celebrity marriage, at least make it original
By Rhiannon and Holly - 27 March 11:44

Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have split up, brace yourself for weeks of repetitive jibes at her “craziness” and his “reticence”.

At last, there's a list of rich white men in GQ
By Media Mole - 03 February 12:37

"Most Connected Men 2014" comes across more as "Men We Know Who Are Likely To Share This Article On Twitter 2014".

New Statesman.
Editor's picks: Jason Cowley on the best pieces from 2013
By Jason Cowley - 23 December 12:52

The New Statesman editor selects some of his favourite reviews, essays and comment published in the magazine in 2013 - from John Gray on Edmund Burke to Will Self's tribute to pessimism.

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The Staggers named Best Online Comment Site
By George Eaton - 26 November 11:46

The New Statesman wins another gong at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.

How I became a lads' mag feminist
By Lulu Le Vay - 08 October 10:58

Lulu Le Vay used to physically balk at the sight of a young bloke flicking through the bosom-heavy pages of a lads’ mag. But once she started working for one, she became a lot less sure that these publications were as "degrading and harmful" as she had al

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How does GQ pick their politician of the year?
By Media Mole - 04 September 12:22

"Well known? Check. Wears suits which fit? Check. Conservative?"

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Women write just a quarter of accredited stories in our national newspapers
By Bithia Large - 09 August 10:44

Bithia Large studied the number of women writing for eight different newspapers in 2013 and found some depressing results.

Leader: An exemplary New Stateswoman
By New Statesman - 03 August 9:28

Remembering Kirsty Milne.

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July 2013: most read on newstatesman.com
By Caroline Crampton - 01 August 8:57

What you've been reading in the last month.

Young women's stark choice: be utterly obsessed with food or be considered too fat
By Glosswitch - 26 July 10:26

Women are not born obsessed with the size of celebrities' bottoms. When you’re under intense pressure to do something as profoundly unnatural as not eat, you become obsessed with food and weight, not just yours, but everyone else’s.

OK magazine.
Kate's bump: we get the media we deserve
By Helen Lewis - 24 July 10:29

As Twitter fills with disgust over a woman being "fat" less than 24 hours after giving birth, OK magazine reassures readers that Kate Middleton will not disgust them with her "bump" for long.

"Feminists do the best Photoshop": the independent women's magazines getting it right
By Anna Carey - 24 July 10:23

As <em>Bust</em> magazine celebrates its 20th birthday, Anna Carey writes in praise of the women's magazines that avoid the diets and the circle of shame in favour of stuff women might actually be interested in, like swearing and graphic novels and femini

Here's what the perfect women's magazine would look like
By Rhiannon and Holly - 17 July 12:02

Let's have less Photoshopping, less of the "circle of shame" and less of the ridiculous sex tips, and more of what women might actually want to read about: practical life advice, clothes a human-shaped person can wear and - heaven forbid - <em>books</em>.

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New Statesman, Art Director (maternity cover)
By New Statesman - 15 July 15:14

Looking for an Art Director for an initial six-month contract.

"Who will bully the bullies?"
By Darius Guppy - 11 July 8:32

In a disturbing account of an angry incident in London, Boris Johnson's old friend fights back against his detractors in the press.

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The art of the non-apology: Serena Williams
By Alex Hern - 19 June 15:54

How to sound sorry without saying "sorry".

Virginia Woolf.
Shame on Vice: There is nothing glamorous about being in so much pain you want to die
By Rebecca Wait - 18 June 15:47

The Samaritans do great work offering guidance on depictions of suicide in the media and creative arts. I took them very seriously when writing my debut novel. Vice's glamorous depiction of women writers' last moments was depressingly irresponsible.

Lads' mags like Nuts and Zoo are the target of this new campaign.
The Lose the Lads' Mags campaign demonstrates the power of modern feminism
By Rhiannon and Holly - 28 May 14:21

Having made so many progressive achievements in the past, women are now able to wield the power of legal and capitalist systems which we were previously excluded from to enact social equality.

Censorship and over-simplification: the problems of the Lose the Lads' Mags campaign
By Nichi Hodgson - 28 May 9:54

The potential censorship ramifications of the campaign are huge, and it also misses the opportunity to create productive dialogue around gender and desire, argues Nichi Hodgson.

The New Statesman's inbox of delights
By Sophie Elmhirst - 24 May 10:14

Sophie Elmhirst explores our letters page.

The changing face of the New Statesman.
Will there still be a New Statesman in 2113?
By Helen Lewis - 17 May 9:24

The signs are good - the printing press has been good enough for every generation since Gutenberg, after all.

Lift up your voices: The century-long battle for women's freedom
By Natasha Walter - 15 May 16:27

The <em>NS</em> of 1913 may have been in the vanguard for women’s rights yet its tone was hectoring, even patronising. But today’s popular feminists should not forget that the pioneers’ concerns still have weight.

Laurie Penny on the death of More magazine: a price worth paying for a better media
By Laurie Penny - 01 May 14:28

Do we need to mourn every lost job without further comment, even in an industry that’s becoming toxic?

The London Underground.
“The twots”: Letter from a would-be New Statesman Editor
By Anthony Barnett - 16 April 13:40

When Anthony Barnett was turned down for the editorship of the New Statesman in 1986, he wrote to his supporters - who included John Berger, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie and Francis Wheen - to explain why.

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