Will Self: Is there nowhere I can escape the tyranny of muzak?
By Will Self - 08 August 13:44

All right-listening folk despise this piped sonic sewage.

Mexico's drug war: the battle without hope
By Malcolm Beith - 08 August 12:01

Beheadings, torture, shootings uploaded to YouTube – the “war on drugs” has ravaged Mexico. But as the US considers treating the cartels as terrorist threats, the one solution it won’t consider is decriminalisation.

Anna Piaggi: 1931 - 2012
By Helen Lewis - 07 August 15:34

The Vogue Italia writer has died at the age of 81, leaving the fashion world a more drab place.

"Honour killings" are just murder - it's as simple as that
By Samira Shackle - 07 August 9:52

The tragic murder of Shafilea Ahmed reminds us how limiting the term "honour" is when it comes to crime.

How "sex tips for girls" are ruining sex
By Rhiannon and Holly - 06 August 11:33

Is letting someone lick Nutella off your nipples really so different from ‘lie back and think of England’? Or are they just different ways of going through the motions?

Censorship and porn week
By New Statesman - 06 August 8:28

A themed week on the NS blogs.

The poster from the film 'Femme de la Rue'
Street harassment and the power of hard evidence
By Caroline Crampton - 03 August 15:53

A Belgian documentary featuring hidden camera footage of men harassing women in the street has made the problem much harder to ignore.

A couple flirting beside a Christmas tree, December 1955
Feminism doesn’t mean learning to play the game - it’s a total game-changer
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 01 August 16:40

Women shouldn't have to "emulate male behaviour" to get ahead.

Sherlyn Chopra
Just joining the boys' club doesn't give all women success in the workplace
By Rhiannon and Holly - 30 July 9:29

We need to rewrite the rulebook, not just obey the rules.

Barbara Castle in 1974
We're solving the pay gap - the wrong way
By Gavin Kelly - 30 July 8:49

Time for a better debate about what is happening to the pay of women and men.

New Statesman
This week's NS: The London issue
By Alice Gribbin - 26 July 16:00

Summer double edition: essays, fiction, art and photography inspired by the capital.

A police officer stands in front of a burnt out Carpetright shop in Tottenham
Tale of a city: For richer, for poorer
By David Lammy - 25 July 17:38

David Lammy questions whether London can be a place for all.

Evgeny Lebedev
Tale of a city: See, hear, taste, touch
By Evgeny Lebedev - 25 July 17:28

As a Russian émigré, Evgeny Lebedev appreciates the freedom and joy of being a Londoner (and having Boris as mayor) more than most.

New Statesman
Take a pinch of salt with your fish and chips
By Will Self - 25 July 17:05

And make sure it’s all soaked in pea wet.

The first rule of financial regulation? Bankers should learn more history
By Ed Smith - 25 July 16:30

The scandals in banking, the media and politics are not due to there not being enough experts in these fields, but to there being too many.

People admiring 'The Crucifixion of St Andrew' by Caravaggio
Tale of a city: A life in art galleries
By Vivienne Westwood - 25 July 16:16

Vivienne Westwood on London's passion and fury.

Marie Staunton with Namala
Female genital mutilation: what the UK can learn from overseas
By Marie Staunton - 25 July 14:05

We would do well to learn from the openness, engagement and attitude change in Mali.

Presenter Stacey Dooley
The BBC3 documentary that broke all the rules on reporting suicide
By Chris Atkins - 24 July 17:05

Stacey Dooley's programme was ill-judged and offensive, says Chris Atkins.

If the coalition is committed to families, why are maternity services being cut?
By Heather McRobie - 24 July 8:37

The strain of austerity is beginning to show on maternal care provision.

Six things we’ve learnt from Sue Akers at the Leveson Inquiry
By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton - 23 July 18:18

We've found out that News International withdrew co-operation with the police, and the sheer size of the challenge facing the Met, says Hacked Off's Thais Portilho-Shrimpton.

With Magic Mike, Hollywood has become an equal opportunities objectifier
By Rhiannon and Holly - 23 July 8:33

This film leaves you craving character development as much as cock shots.

Guns don't kill people - Americans do, says Michael Moore
By Helen Lewis - 22 July 17:12

The Bowling For Columbine director responds to the Aurora shootings.

A doctor performs a sonogram on a pregnant woman
The abortions we don’t talk about
By Glosswitch - 20 July 9:33

Why is there so much implicit judgment about what is never a straightforward moral issue?

Dairy cows graze in a field in Cheshire
The milk blockade is part of a far crueller story
By Alan White - 20 July 8:42

It's just an episode in a scandalous, decades-long tale of corporate greed.

Dame Kelly Holmes at Royal Festival Hall
National Portrait Gallery adds Dame Kelly Holmes to its contemporary idols
By Anna Lezard - 19 July 16:48

Dame Kelly joins the "heroes" in the NPG's range of celebrities.

The athletes' village at the Olympic Park in East London
The gypsies who lost their homes to make way for the Olympics
By Ros Wynne-Jones - 19 July 16:28

The construction of the athletes' village broke up a community that had been on the site legally since 1972.

New Statesman
My heart has been captured by a Jezebel
By Will Self - 19 July 9:29

The condition of the smartphone user is that of a dumb animal.

Clarissa Harlowe from the novel 'Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady'
Forget Mummy Porn, read the 18th-century Fifty Shades of Grey
By Helen Lewis - 18 July 17:19

The debate about the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey has focused on its newness – but it’s better understood as a throwback to the 18th century.

Parminder Nagra: “Los Angeles oozing Indian culture? No way”
By Alice Gribbin - 18 July 15:15

The actress talks to Alice Gribbin about ER, East London and planning for the future.