What means, legal or illegal, are justified by what ends? And how has the law treated the British journalist over the years?
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?
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".
Mark Ellen changed the face of music magazines with Smash Hits, Q, Select, Mojo and finally The Word. His memoir is as “hectic, self-deprecating, quietly perceptive” as the man himself.
Editor of The Staggers blog replaces Rafael Behr, who joins the Guardian as a political columnist.
Now that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have split up, brace yourself for weeks of repetitive jibes at her “craziness” and his “reticence”.
"Most Connected Men 2014" comes across more as "Men We Know Who Are Likely To Share This Article On Twitter 2014".
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.
The New Statesman wins another gong at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.
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
"Well known? Check. Wears suits which fit? Check. Conservative?"
Bithia Large studied the number of women writing for eight different newspapers in 2013 and found some depressing results.
Remembering Kirsty Milne.
What you've been reading in the last month.
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.
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.
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
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>.
Looking for an Art Director for an initial six-month contract.
In a disturbing account of an angry incident in London, Boris Johnson's old friend fights back against his detractors in the press.
How to sound sorry without saying "sorry".
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.
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.
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.
Sophie Elmhirst explores our letters page.
The signs are good - the printing press has been good enough for every generation since Gutenberg, after all.
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.
Do we need to mourn every lost job without further comment, even in an industry that’s becoming toxic?
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.
Jason Cowley recalls his first lunch with Peter Wilby, a warning from Tony Howard and champagne with Norman Mackenzie . . . who describes how dreadful Dick Crossman was, and how great Kingsley Martin.