Sound and visions
By Anna Picard - 19 March 12:00

<strong>The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century</strong>

Alex Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 62

Meet the girlfriend
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 12:00

A promising social satire descends into ingratiating small-town togetherness

<strong>Lars and the

Sticking to their guns
By Mark Ashurst - 19 March 12:00

<strong>After the Party</strong>

Andrew Feinstein <em>Jonathan Ball Publishers, 300pp, £10</em>

Interview: Peter Hobbs
By Edmund Gordon - 17 March 12:47

The author of <em>The Short Day Dying</em>, who unexpectedly became a writer during a long illness,

America by numbers
By Yo Zushi - 13 March 0:00

<strong>50 Facts You Need to Know: USA</strong>

Stephen Fender<em> Icon Books, 288pp, £10.99</em>

There’s no alternative
By Tristan Quinn - 13 March 0:00

<strong>Suckers: How Alternative Medicine Makes Fools of Us All</strong>

Rose Shapiro <em>Harvill

Nose no problem
By Rowenna Davis - 06 March 12:00

Observations on Iran where there are phemonenal numbers of nose jobs

By Victoria Brignell - 05 March 13:34

Victoria Brignell celebrates her silver disability anniversary and explains why she wants to celebra

Abusing the weak
By Alistair Currie - 04 March 14:15

We don’t believe that sacrificing a few babies would be worth it if it helped to cure cancer – and w

Care we can trust
By Jane Harris - 22 February 10:13

Mental health campaigner Jane Harris says it's time to put flexibility and trust back into the syste

The sadness epidemic
By Hanif Kureishi - 21 February 12:00

<strong>The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression</strong>

Darian Leader <em>Hamish Ham

Who’s afraid?
By Tristan Quinn - 21 February 0:00


Simon Briscoe and Hugh Aldersley-Williams <em>Viking, 304pp, £18.99</

Abortion is here to stay
By Sam Rowlands - 15 February 10:07

Debating the abortion rate is futile - we need to focus on providing information and contraception

Women on the verge
By Frances Wilson - 14 February 12:00

<strong>Mad, Bad and Sad: a History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present</strong>

Healthy passage to India
By Aditi Charanji - 14 February 12:00

How the UK has been in discussions about flying NHS patients in order to cut waiting times

The sting in the Mistry tale
By Sean Carey - 08 February 12:31

The dogmatic free-market policies of economist Percy Mistry threaten universal healthcare in Mauriti

Sick of this flexibility
By Neal Lawson - 07 February 12:00

Neal Lawson writes on GP opening hours

Policy in practice
By Mary Fitzgerald - 07 February 12:00

<strong>The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work</strong>

Andrew Mawson <em>Atlantic Book

My local smoke-easy
By Jean Hannah Edelstein - 07 February 12:00

Word of mouth suggests there are places all over the city where the management is taking chances wit

Blair is dead, long live Blair
By Matthew Taylor - 31 January 12:00

Having defined himself against his predecessor, is Gordon Brown now embracing Blair's vision for pub

Julian’s week
By Julian Clary - 24 January 12:00

All this talk of presumed consent and organ donation is making me maudlin

The whole person
By Hanif Kureishi - 24 January 12:00

<strong>Why Do People Get Ill? Exploring the Mind-Body Connection</strong>
Darian Leader and David

The ethics of organ transplantation
By Martin O'Neill - 16 January 12:41

Libertarian paternalism allows individuals' well-being to be helped without impacting on freedom of

World-class strategy for cancer: Introduction
By Staff blogger - 07 January 12:39

Participants in this recent Policy Forum discussion, a collaboration between the New Statesmanand Pfizer,
discussed the progress that may be expected on the newly released Cancer Reform Strategy and that of its predecessor, the 2000 Cancer Plan.

Achieving a world-class cancer service in the UK
By Vivienne Parry - 07 January 12:00

Vivienne Parry takes us through the recent history of cancer strategies in the NHS and the effects o

The one to watch in 2008
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 12:00

Malaria kills thousands each day, mainly in the world's poorest countries. At a research centre in M

Looking ahead in 2008
By Sian Berry - 02 January 11:42

Sian Berry looks ahead to a busy year including the possibility of running for London mayor alongsid

A year when the personal became political
By Peter Wilby - 13 December 12:00

We will be hearing a lot more about "personalised" public services in 2008

Byron review - gathering evidence
By Tanya Byron - 13 December 12:00

Tanya Byron, leading the government's independent review on the potential risks to children from exp

Resolving your oedipal conflicts?
By Raj Persaud - 13 December 12:00

What is going on in our subconscious when we play games and what makes us play over and over again?