Five new bloggers today join the New Statesman team, writing about parenting, pop culture, film, music and science. Meet the newest additions to our "blogging powerhouse" (seriously, that's what we called it last time we had newbies).
A mother of two, and writer of the Glosswatch blog, she describes herself as a "humourless feminist in mummy blogger clothing". In her previous posts for the NS, she has dared to defend "yummy mummies" and told off Benedict Cumberbatch. She tweets @glosswitch
Author of the Guardian website's Lay Scientist blog, Martin will be writing for the NS about skepticism (and scepticism), the media and sexuality. His posts might sometimes be NSFW, but will always be both entertaining and factual. He tweets @mjrobbins
The New Statesman magazine's film critic now has his own dedicated blog on the site (he's a StumbleUpon crowd favourite). Ryan blogs about films with authority, puns and love.
The New Statesman magazine's pop critic will be writing an extra weekly piece for the website on "pop" music (whatever that means these days). She recently wrote about the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller, which you can read here.
Our five new writers join our existing blogging team:
David Allen Green on law Go to his blog
Laurie Penny on politics, pop culture and feminism Go to her blog
Mehdi Hasan on world affairs Go to his blog
The Vagenda on magazines and media Go to their blog
Nicky Woolf from America Go to his blog
Helen Lewis on games, satire and anything else, really Go to her blog
Nelson Jones on belief and religion Go to his blog
Steven Baxter on the media Go to his blog
Rowenna Davis on politics outside Westminster Go to her blog
Gavin Kelly on economics and evidence Go to his blog
Martha Gill on psychology and neuroscience Go to her blog
John Stoehr on US politics Go to his blog
Alex Hern on the internet (it's a series of tubes, apparently) Go to his blog
Michael Brooks on science and discovery Go to his blog
Samira Shackle from Pakistan Go to her blog
Alan White on social affairs and society Go to his blog
Juliet Jacques on culture and counter-culture Go to her blog
Alex Andreou on finance and Europe Go to his blog