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.

In the Frame: Customs
By Tom Humberstone - 19 December 12:07

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Death becomes her: the sinister glamour of Guy Bourdin
By Yo Zushi - 18 December 17:05

Did Bourdin really cause a 20-year-old model to pass out when he covered her entire body with glue and pearls?

Time’s arrow: an image by Chloe Dewe Mathews
Turning budget cuts into drama, and photography after the blast
By Mark Lawson - 12 December 12:54

Mark Lawson weighs up the hard choices facing the arts.

In the Frame: See Film Differently with David and George
By Tom Humberstone - 12 December 10:47

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

In the Frame: the best of 2014
By Tom Humberstone - 09 December 14:34

Tom Humberstone, who creates the weekly “In the Frame” comic for the NS, looks back at the past year.

In the Frame: The Cat and the Gnat
By Tom Humberstone - 05 December 10:37

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Face-off: detail of Self-Portrait (2014) by Derren Brown
Derren Brown’s tricks of the eye
By Helen Lewis - 04 December 10:00

Helen Lewis meets the illusionist and secret portrait painter. 

Tutu much: detail of an image from Richard von Krafft-Ebing's archive of sexual "deviation"
Doing it by the book: the eccentric pioneers of sex studies
By Erica Wagner - 28 November 15:00

From Marie Stopes to Alfred Kinsey, we can still learn from the masters of sex, as new exhibition “The Institute of Sexology” at the Wellcome Trust illustrates.

Students at the art school of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 1932. Photo: Fox Photos/Getty
The rear-view mirror is no basis to reflect on the future of education
By Nigel Carrington - 28 November 11:53

Britain is globally famous for its creative education but people who prematurely mourn the death of art school are missing the real threat.

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