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

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

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.

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