Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
With Peter Capaldi about to step into the Doctor’s shoes, two passionate Whovians talk to Helen Lewis about favourite companions, gender politics and missing theremins.
There is certainly space in British politics for a party beyond the edge of Labour, but a left-wing alternative has yet to emerge.
A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the technology behind video games is turbocharging the human imagination. But is it art? (Yes.)
Solnit’s lead essay became a viral sensation because many women recognised the experience of having their expertise instantly dismissed because of the lady-shaped package it came in.
The shadow work and pensions minister says that Labour would not "throw good money after bad" on the troubled benefit.
My teacher friend requested information about free schools from the DfE under FoI law. After a year and a half of appeals ruling in her favour, the DfE still refuses to release the information. Now it’s going to court.
Swedish political party The Feminist Initiative has received more than a million kronor from the Abba singer.
The BNP leader has lost his seat as an MEP, completing the obliteration of the party as an electoral force.
The Second Wave is often dismissed by today's feminists as offensive, outdated and obsessed with middle-class white women's problems. A new series of essays on the NS website will ask: is that fair?
A major new retrospective does justice to the shocking elements of Gaultier’s work, yet also celebrates his embrace of bad taste.
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.