Fears, phobias and facts
By Staff blogger - 20 June 13:00

How risky is the real world?

The veg that dare not speak its name
By Dea Birkett - 06 June 13:00

A new cartoon show about hungry elves is meant to sell healthy eating to kids, but Dea Birkett finds

Heart of the matter
By Margaret Cook - 06 June 13:00

Cholesterol is a killer - or is it? Margaret Cook reveals how the drugs market flourishes on misinfo

Why real men can't eat quiche
By Viv Groskop - 23 May 13:00

It's the latest trend - behind every dieting woman there's a calorie-counting man

Not just a game for the boys
By Ruth Sheldon - 23 May 13:00

Observations on sudoku

Rise of the Botox Battleaxe
By Cayte Williams - 16 May 13:00

Observations on shopping rage

Haven't we all got enough on our plates?
By Rob Blackhurst - 09 May 13:00

Election: the future - power to the people. Rob Blackhurst prefers centralised control freakery to t

Never trust a woman
By Sandra Barwick - 09 May 13:00

Election: the campaign. The female vote was cynically "wooed", but not ever taken seriously

One in the eye for us all
By David Nicholson-Lord - 25 April 13:00

Observations on spitting

Labour can beat the fear factor
By Staff blogger - 25 April 13:00

In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.

Andrew Billen - Baby blues
By Andrew Billen - 25 April 13:00

Television - An IVF mix-up makes for a tear-jerking custody drama, writes Andrew Billen

Born Wi

Tabloid tries to save our youth
By P J White - 18 April 13:00

Observations on drugs

Nightmare on Downing Street
By John Kampfner - 18 April 13:00

If the Conservatives under Michael Howard really did win the keys to No 10 next month, what kind of

Andrew Billen - Inside story
By Andrew Billen - 11 April 13:00

Television - Seeing isn't always believing in a poetic view of pregnancy. By Andrew Billen


My pledge card
By Staff blogger - 11 April 13:00

Don't like Tony's six election pledges? What would you prefer?

Blood of innocents on his hands
By Michela Wrong - 11 April 13:00

Pope John Paul II helped keep the continent of Africa disease-ridden, famished and disastrously unde

Botox ballot box
By Isabel Wolff - 04 April 13:00

Observations on illusions

The New Stateswoman/Eve survey - Blair: 'slippery, irritating' - and less sexy than Charles Kennedy
By Staff blogger - 04 April 13:00

Tony Blair is "slippery" and "irritating". Gordon Brown is "uncaring". Michael Howard is "inept".

The best that they can do?<br />
By Sandra Barwick - 04 April 13:00

With much fanfare, the main parties are presenting their policies for women. Sandra Barwick takes a

I don't regret it and I'm not ashamed
By Hester Lacey - 04 April 13:00

Observations on abortion

NS Essay - Does sex make us happy? Don't talk about it . . .
By Richard Reeves - 28 March 13:00

Our satisfaction in bed is not rising in relation to the public obsession with open sexuality - in f

Why it should be an election issue
By Philip Cowley - 28 March 13:00

Observations on abortion

What Britain really thinks
By John Kampfner - 21 March 12:00

What is going to matter most to people in the coming general election? Do they really loathe Tony Bl

Do politicians know the facts?
By Tessa Mayes - 21 March 12:00

Observations on abortion

Better than ever promised
By Donald Hirsch - 21 March 12:00

Observations on the Budget (1). By <strong>Donald Hirsch


Abortion: we need compassion, not dogma
By Staff blogger - 21 March 12:00

At least New Statesman readers cannot say they weren't warned. In a cover story last November, Cristina Odone, then our deputy editor, wrote that US-style "moral majority politics" was coming here.

Whose quality of life?
By Margaret Cook - 14 March 12:00

Observations on drugs for Alzheimer's

A disease that can be beaten
By Bob Snow & Nick White - 14 March 12:00

African special - Observations on malaria

It's everywhere: just don't talk about it
By Johann Hari - 07 March 12:00

For thousands of ever younger people, hard-core pornography on the internet is becoming their introd