By Philip Kerr - 24 June 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr finds that <em>Novocaine </em>is less interesting than a visit to the dentist

America - Andrew Stephen tracks America's overseas aid
By Andrew Stephen - 24 June 13:00

The US thinks it is fantastically generous with overseas aid. But even after Bush's big increase, it

The great trek
By Godfrey Hodgson - 24 June 13:00

Wagons West: the epic story of America's overland trails

Frank McLynn <em>Jonathan Cape, 509pp, £2

In the midst of death, we are in life
By Andrew Billen - 17 June 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen on a new American import that has all the makings of a classic

A shocking cheek
By Philip Kerr - 17 June 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on Hollywood's prurient fascination with the death penalty

America - Andrew Stephen sees new spin in a US arrest
By Andrew Stephen - 17 June 13:00

The announcement of a supposed terrorist's arrest, after a fortnight of public feuding between the F

America - Andrew Stephen on stupid American intelligence
By Andrew Stephen - 10 June 13:00

In the whole US intelligence shambles, only a single woman FBI agent emerges with any credit. Take a

The Business - Patrick Hosking on the return on George III
By Patrick Hosking - 03 June 13:00

For the first time in more than 70 years, Americans may regulate business again. They have woken up

America - Andrew Stephen on the decline of death row
By Andrew Stephen - 03 June 13:00

There are 3,700 people on death row in America - but, very slowly, public opinion is turning against

Americans welcome
By Jason Cowley - 27 May 13:00

Observations on the Booker Prize

At last, a few chinks in the Bush armour
By Andrew Stephen - 27 May 13:00

Normal political service is resumed. The row over what the president knew before 11 September has tu

America - Andrew Stephen
By Andrew Stephen - 20 May 13:00

Colin Powell, the loyal soldier, stays at his post but is now totally isolated within the Bush admin

By Philip Kerr - 20 May 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on a biopic that's as drippy as its subject

Hello again, Mr President
By Justin Webster - 20 May 13:00

Justin Webster meets Hugo Chavez, the in-out-in ruler of Venezuela, and finds he still fears for his

US hits the poor
By Barbara Gunnell - 20 May 13:00

Observations on trade

Mark Thomas
By Mark Thomas - 20 May 13:00

President Bush has declared a War on Hormones and is set to do battle with every teenage erection, s

America - Andrew Stephen on 50 years for stealing Snow White
By Andrew Stephen - 13 May 13:00

In California, a man stole a few kids' videotapes from his local Kmart. Now the US Supreme Court wil

Stealing beauty
By Liam Kennedy - 06 May 13:00

Photography - Liam Kennedy on how Ground Zero has been captured by both the lens and the propagandis

America - Andrew Stephen on Washington hawks and Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 06 May 13:00

US intelligence firmly suggests that there is no link between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but the hawks, igno

Books diary
By Jason Cowley - 29 April 13:00

Jason Cowley in New York

If I were a US citizen seeking to be reassured of my government's probity and diligence, I would now head for the hills with a hunting rifle and a do-it-yourself nuclear bunker
By Mark Thomas - 29 April 13:00

Enron has had repercussions across the globe. In Dabhol, India, where the company's bullying tactics led to its being criticised by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, I imagine the odd bitter laugh was heard.

A leader of unrivalled stature?
By Nick Cohen - 22 April 13:00

The more you go into Kissinger's record, the stronger the case for a prosecution. So why is he feted

Let's hear it for the party of Tomorrow Land
By Andrew Stephen - 22 April 13:00

The things people will do in politics.

Who really downed the twin towers?
By Johann Hari - 22 April 13:00

Was 11 September actually the work of the CIA? Why is no plane visible on photos taken seconds befor

The Village is missing the Jersey girls
By Jason Cowley - 22 April 13:00

Jason Cowley finds that New York has only half recovered from the trauma of 11 September

The New Statesman Essay - Who's revolting now?
By Mark Almond - 22 April 13:00

Once, we all knew where we stood on people's uprisings. But as Venezuela shows, you can't trust them

The terrible lesson of Colonel Adams
By Andrew Stephen - 15 April 13:00

As the US pursues a terrorist war, it looks all too likely to repeat the British errors that handed

Thumbs up for the bright, white folks
By Hywel Probert - 15 April 13:00

Eugenics has a loyal and respectable following in the US - especially on the right. Hywel Probertrev

The end of the affair
By Johann Hari - 08 April 13:00

The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in The Clinton White House

Benjamin R Barber <em>W W Nor