Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column.
Being a chorister is hard work, and their commitment to their music tends to give them a startlingly mature outlook on certain aspects of life.
The celebrated English composer has died at the age of 69. While he was better-known for pieces like Song for Athene and The Lamb, listening to his 2003 work The Veil of the Temple is the best way to appreciate his genius.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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