Russell Brand guest edit
Colonel C G Tottenham fought the seat of Wicklow East as a Tory in 1885, losing to the Nationalist William Corbet.
Behind the scenes at the New Statesman guest edit.
From Judd Apatow to Molly Crabapple, Paul Mason to Ai Weiwei . . . we asked thinkers, writers, artists and dissidents to answer our guest editor Russell Brand’s question.
Abstinence poses a puzzling challenge to our oversexualised idea of life.
The Twain who steps out of the Autobiography is more sceptical and negative than the Twain of the novels but still very much the same character.
Transcending is the only experience in life that gives total brain coherence. Any other thing we do utilises different small parts of the brain, this small part for painting, another small part for mathematics, that small part for playing the piano.
What both the interwar topographers and the situationists recognised was the transformative potential of large numbers of people regularly stepping outside the matrix, taking to the streets and walking, becoming active participants rather than passive spe
Comedians, uniquely, have nothing to sell but their opinions, and the way they package those opinions. They don’t say attention-grabbing things to publicise their other work: saying attention-grabbing things is their work.
In football, as in other forms of human life, people develop at different times, different speeds. They can also fall back or get injured. Successful novelists don’t have to worry about that, unless they fall off their wallet.
If a bunch of freaky-looking extraterrestrials actually made contact with us, I think that might blow a few minds. Can you imagine the reality show? ‘What happens when this Kansas family befriends a sassy Uranian? Here Comes Beezeltron XV14.’