In the Frame: News Blocker
By Tom Humberstone - 10 April 11:14

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

“The sex industry is f***ing diabolical”: Artist Sam Roddick on the modern politics of sex
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 March 16:59

The sex workers’ rights activist and artist calls on the government to protect the sex industry, as her new exhibition on objectification explores society's sexual failings.

In the Frame: The Grand Passive Aggressive Watergate Hotel
By Tom Humberstone - 27 March 12:13

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

In the Frame: Unlikely
By Tom Humberstone - 20 March 10:04

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

He wakes up kicking.
A masterful restoration pulls visitors deep into Goya's haunted thoughts
By Michael Prodger - 13 March 13:11

Goya is better known for his portraiture and group paintings. But a restoration of the artist's private notebooks show a different side, where ghosts and witches abound in profoundly unnerving sketches.

Gotcha! Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple music event in 2010. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A modern history of hoaxes: without pranks, there'd be no Apple
By Robert Twigger - 11 March 17:30

From Bansky to Martin Bell, Kembrew McLeod's Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World shows how pranks shake things up.

Beyond redemption. Photo: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images
Our statues will outlast us – so let’s think twice before making any more naff public art
By Will Self - 11 March 12:44

From Achilles in London to Christ in Rio, public art sticks in cities' throats.

In the Frame: Old media kneels before new media
By Tom Humberstone - 06 March 10:29

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

How the impressionists found a new way of capturing the remarkable in everyday life
By Craig Raine - 05 March 11:51

Some think of the impressionists as the painterly equivalent of easy listening. Inventing Impressionism, themed around the collection of Paul Durand-Ruel, shows just how wrong they are.

Latitude 2014. Photo: Carys Lavin
Latitude Festival announces 2015 line-up: alt-J, Portishead, Noel Gallagher
By New Statesman - 03 March 12:03

The music and arts festival reveals this year's line-up.

Dress codes: can there be a productive relationship between politics and fashion?
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 02 March 11:36

Political fashion has never been straightforward.

Fast lives: Galliano (left), Mcqueen and friends. Photo: Rex images
The dark side of fashion: on the lives of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
By Helen Lewis - 26 February 11:37

With the genius of fashion increasingly subsumed by the demands of mass commerce, it's hard not to implicate the industry in Galliano and McQueen's fates.

Turner’s Fighting Temeraire (1839). Photo: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images
What the strikes at the National Gallery tell us about Britain
By Tom Overton - 25 February 11:30

The National Gallery is a kind of visual phrasebook articulating awkward truths about our civic life.

Barbara Hepworth’s Reconstruction (1947). © BOWNESS, HEPWORTH ESTATE.
Britain can’t make it: a Hayward Gallery exhibition struggles to make sense of the past
By Michael Prodger - 19 February 12:34

History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain is a confused hotch-potch of ideas.

"Let's go with Labour" (1964). Photo: People's History Museum
The People’s History Museum in Manchester is the most forthright museum I’ve ever visited
By Stephanie Boland - 17 February 12:02

A new exhibition, Election! Britain Votes, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester explores the nature of democracy in a candid and sincere fashion that is far removed from the complacency we often get when museums try and do politics.

In the Frame: Generation gap
By Tom Humberstone - 13 February 10:58

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Andy Warhol's cookie jar collection at Magnificent Obsessions. Photo: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images
From Warhol to Hirst, artists’ collections give a personal take on the twentieth century
By Stephanie Boland - 12 February 15:07

The Barbican's Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector.

In the frame: David Cameron. Montage: New Statesman/Getty Images
What the Leonardo and the loo paper can teach us about modern politics
By Helen Lewis - 12 February 12:12

In painting and parliament, the best frames make themselves invisible.

In the Frame: Nineties Montage
By Tom Humberstone - 06 February 10:00

Tom Humberstone's weekly comic.

Pan and Syrinx.
Hollywood hokum: Rubens only shone when he showed some restraint
By Craig Raine - 05 February 10:54

A new Royal Academy of Arts exhibition makes Craig Raine yearn for the draughtsman rather than the dramatic.

In the Frame: Alternative Debate Excuses for Cameron
By Tom Humberstone - 30 January 11:20

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Seven Rotations 1-6 (1979) by Dóra Maurer
Hip to be square: suprematism at the Whitechapel Gallery
By Michael Prodger - 29 January 8:57

Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery is a fascinating examination of an artistic phenomenon.

In the Frame: the Creme Egg controversy
By Tom Humberstone - 23 January 9:42

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

By André Carrilho
Offensive Weapons: Our cartoonists respond to the Charlie Hebdo shooting
By New Statesman - 22 January 10:48

Following the events in Paris, the New Statesman asked eight of our regular illustrators to memorialise those murdered at Charlie Hebdo.

Turner's Field of Waterloo. Photo: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge/Bridgeman Images
What Turner drank after a day sketching carnage
By Nina Caplan - 21 January 11:08

Nina Caplan drinks German wine and contemplates J M W Turner’s work on war.

Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel “American Psycho”.
Women are clever enough to know when art is just misogyny in disguise
By Glosswitch - 19 January 15:37

Misogyny both creates and thrives on women’s intellectual insecurities, implying that dissent merely signifies one’s inability to access a greater, higher truth.

I am not Charlie. Comic: Tom Humberstone
In The Frame: I am not Charlie
By Tom Humberstone - 15 January 18:00

Our cartoonist Tom Humberstone reflects on the Charlie Hebdo shooting and subsequent debates.

Divine machinations: William Blake, Apprentice and Master
By Erica Wagner - 15 January 10:53

William Blake’s “infernal method” is revealed in an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

In the Frame: 2015 Writer’s Room
By Tom Humberstone - 09 January 10:15

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Grave matters: a relief from Djehutyhop II's tomb. Photo: British Museum, London
The mummy returns: the first Senusret III exhibtion is a reminder all things must end
By Caroline Crampton - 08 January 15:10

A new exhibition at Lille's Palais des Beaux-Arts reveals the life of an ancient image-maker.

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