Can’t take a joke? Too right
By Laurie Penny - 19 February 11:19

Racist, sexist or homophobic banter draws its lazy humour from exclusion.

Video: Bristol bus driver uses "vehicle as weapon"
By Samira Shackle - 17 February 10:47

Shocking video shows bus driver swerving to knock cyclist off his bike.

Does minimum pricing work?
By Samira Shackle - 15 February 12:56

The PM will indicate support for the measure to reduce problem drinking. But does it make sense?

Webbs on the Web
By Alice Gribbin - 13 February 18:55

The diaries of NS founder and social reformer, Beatrice Webb, tell a fascinating personal and politi

The turning of the tide
By Juliet Jacques - 13 February 16:57

The media's monstering of transgender people is finally being challenged.

You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gong
By Will Self - 12 February 0:00

I once asked the late J G Ballard if he'd been offered an honour.

Rewriting history will not atone for the mistreatment of Alan Turing
By Nichi Hodgson - 09 February 15:52

If we pardon Turing, there are thousands more due the same. Never returning to those times should be

Low rise and shallow fall
By Edward Platt - 08 February 11:14

In the second of his English Journeys, Edward Platt visits the Essex hinterland where he was born, a

Compassion, a subversive idea
By Laurie Penny - 08 February 10:53

Britain is being refashioned into a nation which believes that helping the needy is morally and fisc

Atos is "black and white" on fitness and disability
By Mathew Little - 02 February 18:31

One man's experience of successfully appealing a Work Capability Assessment ruling.

Occupational hazards
By Laurie Penny - 01 February 10:10

As eviction looms at St Paul’s, the protesters are struggling with the hardship of months spent slee

The golden bullet
By Michael Brooks - 30 January 0:00

Futures analysts announced on 17 January that the price of gold may break the $2,000-per-ounce barrier by the end of the year. To a scientist, there is something vulgar about the rise of gold.

Will Self
Shop talk with Prêt-à-Portas
By Will Self - 30 January 0:00

It was Napoleon who described the British as "une nation de boutiquiers".

These days, writers are lucky to be taken for a sandwich at Subway
By Nicholas Lezard - 30 January 0:00

At a swanky literary party - they still exist but they are few and far between - I am introduced to two charming girls who appear to be in their mid-teens.

Tories can be feminists. They just might not be your kind of feminists
By Nichi Hodgson - 28 January 11:48

All social equality movements have their separate strands. Right-wingers aren't the enemy, any more

We need to talk seriously about crime
By Alan White - 27 January 10:50

The truth, kept scandalously quiet, is that most crime is both committed and suffered by the same people.

Why British journalists are taught to be dishonest
By Laurie Penny - 25 January 13:59

Free speech is shackled by the UK's libel laws.

The problem with welfare reform? It's the market, not the benefits cap
By Rowenna Davis - 24 January 9:18

Labour should focus on reforming the market to support the vulnerable without being labeled as profl

Why isn’t our press more diverse?
By New Statesman - 23 January 16:09

Exclusive report: leading journalists speak up on race and the media.

Try a pizza the cardboard
By Will Self - 23 January 0:00

For those of us not so much bitterly disappointed by the Obama presidency but predictably disillusioned (I knew he'd gone to the dark side when he snuggled up big-time to the lokshen soup lobby), the GOP primaries present a so

Rage against the machine
By Peter Lazenby - 23 January 0:00

Two hundred years ago this month, a Leeds woollen mill was destroyed by fire. The blaze was the work of the Luddites - textile workers whose jobs were being ruined by the introduction of new machinery.

O J Simpson wouldn’t be so lucky again
By Richard Dawkins - 23 January 0:00

A jury must decide “beyond reasonable doubt” if a person is guilty. But this hollow and meaningless

Big Society and the 21-hour week
By Alex Holland - 20 January 16:12

A shorter working week would not only slash the benefits bill but drastically improve public life.

The Occupy movement: three months on
By Laurie Penny - 18 January 11:37

The protest has become a network of mutual support for the lost and destitute.

Why isn’t our press more diverse?: Gary Younge
By Gary Younge - 16 January 0:00

Columnist, the Guardian

Why isn’t our press more diverse?: Brian Cathcart
By Brian Cathcart - 16 January 0:00

Professor of journalism, Kingston University

The suburban way of death
By Will Self - 16 January 0:00

To Mortlake Cemetery for the funeral of an elderly acquaintance - it was only my second funeral in the past year or so and I was struck by the sparse turnout compared with the previous one, which had been for a considerably yo

The significance of Stephen
By Ian Blair - 16 January 0:00

The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin.

Why isn’t our press more diverse?: Richard Peppiatt
By Richard Peppiatt - 16 January 0:00

Former reporter, Daily Star

Why isn’t our press more diverse?: Lionel Barber
By Anonymous - 16 January 0:00

Editor, Financial Times

Pages