“If music can be art, why can’t food?”
By Helen Lewis - 05 July 8:23

Nathan Myhrvold was Stephen Hawking's researcher and Bill Gates's right-hand man at Microsoft. Now,

Why Captain Birdseye is my slightly fishy culinary hero
By Will Self - 04 July 1:00

Birds Eye sold £7.5m worth of its Traditional Chicken Dinners last accounting year - and as these meals are made in the Republic of Ireland with imported chicken breast, "homestyle" gravy, potatoes and garden vegetables, I can

Tennis
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 July 1:00

Tennis is not what it was. Now it's all about branding and the annual disappointment of Andy Murray. (Oh, Murray.

Oligarch, reinvented
By Sophie Elmhirst - 01 July 11:48

Evgeny Lebedev, son of a billionaire, owns newspapers, restaurants and a mansion near London. He bel

The NS Interview: Alex James
By Helen Lewis - 30 June 16:52

“Keeping a pig is great but Monster Munch are nice as well”

Michelin stars, living on cereal and my toddler’s taste for pickled onions
By Marcus Wareing - 27 June 1:00

Another week has flown by and it's Sunday again. Not just any Sunday, though: Father's Day.

Pretty dishes, fit for supper
By Felicity Cloake - 27 June 1:00

How British social history is written through our cookbooks.

Major lesbian sock puppets? Whatever next?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 23 June 12:33

Let's get to the point. Are there any lesbian bloggers out there who aren't straight, middle-aged, American men?

Let’s get those sluts walking
By Laurie Penny - 10 June 14:12

Sex is not the problem. Sexism is. Arbitrary moral divisions are being renewed between "innocent" women and "sluts".

Friends say my house is a sitcom, but no puny mortal could dream this up
By Nicholas Lezard - 09 June 14:00

A Sunday afternoon, and I am listening to Ligeti and wondering whether it was entirely wise of me to have invited the editor of this magazine for dinner.

All I want for my birthday is a giant packet of Opal Fruits
By Nicholas Lezard - 07 June 15:22

My birthday. I have now reached the age Goebbels was when he died, although my achievements are fewer. And, thankfully, not in the same line. Still.

Children being children
By Nelson Jones - 07 June 12:37

Are sex and shopping really the worst problems facing the nation's children?

Scrabble is like life: you’ve got to be innit to win it
By Mark Watson - 26 May 13:02

Not much doubt about the big news of the past couple of weeks: there are a dozen new words allowed in Scrabble.

When jargon becomes unsustainable
By Will Self - 20 May 13:28

Good afternoon. I'm glad you were all able to join me here for a brief presentation on some of the key issues that will be affecting us in the medium term.

The NS Interview: Heston Blumenthal, chef
By Helen Lewis - 16 May 16:10

“Sucking the heads off prawns is one of life’s great pleasures”

Farewell, Whispering Ted, the man who taught me that less is more
By Mark Watson - 12 May 13:31

Unless you're Osama Bin Laden, it hasn't been a great time to die of late, if you wanted the press to report it to the nation.

Ritual abuse
By Andrew Martin - 12 May 13:28

There's a reason so many writers drink and smoke

I’m on the street party committee, and I am not even a royalist
By Alice Miles - 05 May 11:52

I hadn't intended to be co-opted on to a royal street party planning committee. But this is what happens if you live in a small village.

Sick and tired
By Michael Barrett - 05 May 11:49

Yuppie flu: the psychosomatic excuse of indolent, middle-class skivers, or a real disease? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), continues to blight millions, but what is it?

The NS Interview: David Starkey, historian
By Sophie Elmhirst - 04 May 18:49

“From one queen to another. Oh, I’ve written my own headline”

Back to the fantasy
By Will Self - 29 April 8:22

Public hysteria over Kate, Wills and the royal wedding is another kind of crowd madness, writes Will

How can the Mona Lisa compete with a copy made from toast?
By Mark Watson - 27 April 12:33

I'm in Melbourne, along with half the world's funnymen and funnywomen and a few people passing themselves off as those things. We're all being outsold, though, by a ferocious opponent, in the form of a 3,300-year-old man.

A tale of two weddings
By Jason Cowley - 27 April 8:22

The impending nuptials of Kate and Wills remind the <em>New Statesman</em> editor of another royal w

America
By Sophie Elmhirst - 20 April 13:54

When I was about 11 years old I had a picture of the American flag on my wall.

Don’t let a bit of God get in the way of good science
By Michael Brooks - 20 April 13:53

It seems that when you have just stepped down as president of the Royal Society, life can get a little dull - even if you are still Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, a knight of the realm, then a life peer, Astronomer Roya

What’s your most embarrassing moment? I’ve just had mine
By Nicholas Lezard - 20 April 13:48

The lovely weather combines, unfortunately, with the continuing loss of the shower in the Hovel.

A sad truth about “happy pills”
By Laurie Penny - 18 April 14:53

Governments have long been reluctant to draw attention to the links between mental health and socio-economic factors.

Confessions of a fuzzy twit
By Simon Pegg - 14 April 13:48

The actor/director Simon Pegg describes his initiation into the Twitterverse.

Has Britain reached “peak car”?
By Andrew Pendleton - 12 April 13:26

More and more people are using public transport to get from one place to another.

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