Instead of owning things, we are renting experiences.
The Indie’s cheerful mourners, teachers’ colour pens, and why the Tories will spoil your dinner.
In an open society, there is a delicate balance between the competing claims of liberty and security - so what do we do about terrorism?
“Why did Nick Clegg cross the road? Because he said he wouldn’t.”
How are we ever going to afford to procreate, anyway?
“But the thing is, Mum,” I used to say, “one day you could be lying on the floor, and then you’d be praying for people to get in, wouldn’t you?”
In 2015 the government's Gateway programme offered 750 refugees the chance to resettle in the UK. Our writer followed one family for six months as they made the journey to England. This article won the feature writing prize at the Amnesty Media Awards in November 2016.
The young are much better than I was at their age; more socially attuned, more quietly confident, and with a wider vocabulary. How they do this without reading books is a mystery to me.
A lifelong campaigner for peace and temperance, she said at an event for the Grove Retreat for Inebriate Women in 1913 that drink adverts should be “stopped in a Christian country”.
After more than five years of being bruised and bombed, Syrians are using the downturn in hostilities to reassert themselves – and the justness of their cause.
And maybe, given the possibility of Brexit, even apply for an Irish passport.
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?