My week, from finding a way through the fog to getting the quarterly audience figures.
Instead of playing to win, politicians are seeking not to lose.
Britain is not a super-ICI but the home of the British people.
Plus a call for a parliament so hung it can't make pointless changes.
London is home to the biggest galleries, the most famous museums and some of the country's most famous cultural destinations. But in outer London, many venues are struggling and deserve a moment to shine.
Plus Chuka Umunna's zero hour contract.
As the latest ONS figures show 830,000 people falling off the electoral register, Labour release a non-partisan video urging people to register to vote.
The party manifestos fight hard to cover up perceived weaknesses. Labour don't want to admit they'll borrow to invest; the Tories don't want to explain the welfare cuts.
None of the major parties really grapple with the necessary work to improve social mobility, although they all say they're for it.
The former Tory Chancellor also says his party hasn't won an election for 23 years because it's "too right-wing", and that attacking Ed Miliband's personality will "cost votes".
Ukip and the SNP are merely the strongest political expressions of our present discontents.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?