A foreclosed house for sale
There is a war on ordinary people and feminists are needed at the front
By John Pilger - 06 June 9:05

Once again, it’s time to ask: whose side are you on?

The Guardian has a coffee shop now.
By Alex Hern - 30 May 11:08

No, we don't know why either.

Lads' mags like Nuts and Zoo are the target of this new campaign.
The Lose the Lads' Mags campaign demonstrates the power of modern feminism
By Rhiannon and Holly - 28 May 14:21

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.

Censorship and over-simplification: the problems of the Lose the Lads' Mags campaign
By Nichi Hodgson - 28 May 9:54

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.

The changing face of the New Statesman.
Will there still be a New Statesman in 2113?
By Helen Lewis - 17 May 9:24

The signs are good - the printing press has been good enough for every generation since Gutenberg, after all.

How social mobility got stuck
By Danny Dorling - 16 May 15:05

Britain's poor were absolutely and relatively better off until Thatcher was elected in 1979. Since then, the bottom half of society is worse off than it was in 1983.

Lift up your voices: The century-long battle for women's freedom
By Natasha Walter - 15 May 16:27

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.

New Statesman
The irony of the press criticising Michael Gove's dodgy surveys
By Michael Marshall - 14 May 12:28

Most PR-commissioned surveys are bunk – but it's not just Michael Gove who cites them.

New Statesman
Does the New York Times actually want anyone to read Angelina Jolie's piece?
By Alex Hern - 14 May 11:19

If the NYT wants to ensure its pieces are never sullied by the corrupting eye of a reader, it can lock them in lead-lined boxes and drop them in the Hudson. But if it wants to help Angelina Jolie in her mission to spread awareness about breast cancer, it

President Dmitry Medvedev pays a visit in 2011.
Inside Russia Today: counterweight to the mainstream media, or Putin's mouthpiece?
By Oliver Bullough - 10 May 14:56

Up to 2.5m Britons watch the Kremlin-funded TV channel, which is so strongly critical of Western governments it's known as the "anti Fox News". But does it have a blind spot when it comes to Russia's own failings?

Laurie Penny on sexual violence: This is not the "persecution of old men". This is the prosecution of rapists, and we should applaud it
By Laurie Penny - 10 May 10:52

It’s not just about Jimmy Savile, or Stuart Hall, or the BBC, or the Socialist Workers’ Party, or two American high-schoolers crying in court, or three young women chained in a basement in Ohio, or one dead girl in a hospital in Delhi. After too long, pe

Australian Daily Telegraph.
Hold the front page! We need free media not an Order of Mates
By John Pilger - 08 May 12:17

In Australia, hard-won rights are being buried beneath corporate might.

New Statesman
Urban novelties: How Bristol itself became a short story
By Sarah Ditum - 08 May 10:09

<em>These Pages Fall Like Ash</em> turned a city into a fantasy novel, making Sarah Ditum see her home with new eyes.

New Statesman
The holes in comics history are finally closing
By Alex Hern - 05 May 11:31

The canon of comics is full of lost greats – but the gaps are slowly getting filled in.

Laurie Penny on the death of More magazine: a price worth paying for a better media
By Laurie Penny - 01 May 14:28

Do we need to mourn every lost job without further comment, even in an industry that’s becoming toxic?

New Statesman
"Instagram act" under fire for treatment of copyrighted works
By Alex Hern - 29 April 14:43

Is the Government handing your photos to media giants?

Model scouts outside anorexia clinics highlight fashion's own don't ask, don't tell policy
By Rhiannon and Holly - 24 April 13:16

Eating disorders are still not really regarded as diseases in the same way as cancer or malaria or measles - and in part, that's because of the work of the fashion industry to fetishise the ultra-skinny.

In a spat with Jan Moir, Katherine Jenkins stays classy
By Caroline Crampton - 23 April 11:54

The singer responds to Jan Moir’s accusation that she was “stealing the limelight” by running the London Marathon.

Kostas Vaxevanis (L) being escorted to the public prosecutor in Athens
Kostas Vaxevanis: "The only way for the Greek people to know about their own country is through the foreign press"
By Daniel Trilling - 22 April 9:04

The Greek journalist, who was instrumental in the publication of the "Lagarde list" of major tax evaders in October 2012, talks to the NS's Daniel Trilling.

The London Underground.
“The twots”: Letter from a would-be New Statesman Editor
By Anthony Barnett - 16 April 13:40

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.

Giving space to Andrew Wakefield on MMR isn't balance, it's lunacy
By Martin Robbins - 13 April 15:52

The Independent should not have run the discredited doctor's claims on its front page today, says Martin Robbins.

Whatever happened to the Telegraph defending the right to offend?
By Alex Hern - 12 April 9:53

Thatcherites of the world, be reasonable.

New Statesman.
Editor’s Note: A long and not always smooth history
By Jason Cowley - 12 April 9:16

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.

Laurie Penny on opinion journalism: Columnists now are like street performers – collecting coins in a hat and dodging angry racists
By Laurie Penny - 10 April 11:21

By 70, will I be screeching about immigrants from an enormous throne made of my clippings?