How we forgot the art of loving
By Neil Clark - 14 February 12:00

There's no room for true love in the age of the "marketing character", who trades on emotions and ev

NS Essay - Drink and be damned
By Charlotte Raven - 07 February 12:00

New laws won't reduce our frantic consumption of alcohol. Booze occupies a hole in our core sense of

America - Andrew Stephen watches the paper line up to vote
By Andrew Stephen - 07 February 12:00

If academia were truly free-thinking, it would accept that the possibility of innate differences bet

Blame the government
By Margaret Cook - 07 February 12:00

Observations on HIV

The sad decline of the policy wonks
By Rob Blackhurst - 31 January 12:00

Rob Blackhurst finds that London's think-tanks, enslaved by corporate sponsors, no longer have a sig

Why we all need to get out more
By David Nicholson-Lord - 24 January 12:00

Humanity has gone back to its origins. We live in caves again, but the cave is now a glass palace. D

NS Essay -'Words matter in politics: the term "poll tax" was a winner for the left,"nanny state" is a winner for the right'
By Richard Reeves - 24 January 12:00

What's in a word? In politics, everything, argues Richard Reeves. Get the language right and you can

The business - Patrick Hosking logs on to
By Patrick Hosking - 17 January 12:00

Can Britons emulate Americans and start websites that slag off big companies?

Sailing into the future
By Alex Greenwood - 10 January 12:00

New Statesman/BT round table - Manchester and the north-west are full of paradoxes. The city is at t

Smaller gut, bigger brain
By Margaret Cook - 10 January 12:00

Observations on human evolution

A new medium comes of age
By Paul O'Grady - 10 January 12:00

Tsunami 3: Internet bloggers have already made their mark in Iraq. Now, as disaster hits Asia, they

One region, one vision
By Alex Greenwood - 01 January 12:00

New Statesman/BT round-table - With devolution dead and businesses in decline, the north-east of Eng

No sex, please, I'm young
By Tom Woodward - 01 January 12:00

2005: The decline of sex -

A nation of journalists
By Alex Greenwood - 01 January 12:00

2005: New media - Technology will soon give us the power to tell our own stories and topple monolith

Day of the stealth persuaders
By David Cox - 01 January 12:00

2005: The decline of sex - The sexy hard sell is on the way out. You can filter out ads on televisio

The right turns on to technology
By James Crabtree - 01 January 12:00

2005: New media - The British left holds up Howard Dean's US campaign as a model. How wrong

The NS media lecture
By Mark Thompson - 01 January 12:00

By Mark Thompson, BBC Director General, 7 December 2004

How to spread the net
By Tom Armitage - 01 January 12:00

2005: New media - Tom Armitage explains how public service websites could be made far more accessibl

The adventure of reason
By Edward Skidelsky - 01 January 12:00

Philosophy - Edward Skidelsky has his soul comforted by the ruminations of a Berlin discussion group

Nature, the most deadly bio-terrorist of all
By Robin McKie - 01 January 12:00

2005: Epidemics - It may not be in the next 12 months, but very soon, a new and virulent strain of f

The US is suffering a chronic deficit of legitimacy
By James Page - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 2 - The international spread of democracy began in the 1970s but came to an end in the 1990

The world's first multinational
By Nick Robins - 13 December 12:00

NS Essay 1- Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western

How to turn outsiders on
By Matthew Broersma - 29 November 12:00

In a truly inclusive society, broadband would be available to all. Can the West Midlands meet the ch

Hull: the digital laboratory
By Staff blogger - 22 November 12:00

A <em>New Statesman</em> round-table discussion

NS/BT round table - Big dreams at the click of a mouse
By Matthew Broersma - 22 November 12:00

The East Midlands wants to become one of the top regional economies in Europe. Its ambition is achie

Who can cure the pharmaceuticals?
By Margaret Cook - 15 November 12:00

Margaret Cook on how the influence of drugs companies has seeped, through their control of research

Bush faces trade sanctions
By Andrew Simms - 15 November 12:00

Observations on global warming

The garden of Eden
By Tim Smit - 08 November 12:00

The Lottery gives people the chance to take a risk. And, explains Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden P

NS essay - The honours system, far from being abolished, should be hugely expanded
By Richard Reeves - 08 November 12:00

In our society, high status depends too much on money. We need more diverse ways of sharing out este

Think yourself lucky
By Richard Wiseman - 08 November 12:00

Never mind winning the jackpot. Richard Wiseman has found that true good fortune comes from within