Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She tweets @helenlewis

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The Staggers
21 May 2012
A themed week on the NS blogs.
Helen Lewis
18 May 2012
The philosopher wants to "excite our lusts".
11 May 2012
Christian Louboutin loves high heels – the higher the better. “I hate the whole concept of comfort!”...
Food and Drink
09 May 2012
It begins with the water. “Scottish or French, mademoiselle?” asks a waiter, who stands patiently at the...
02 May 2012
What Jenny Clack found in a museum basement.
Helen Lewis
26 April 2012
Bad stats
25 April 2012
The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told Is Wrong Brooke Magnanti Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 272pp, £14.99...
Helen Lewis
17 April 2012
What newspapers say and what they mean
Helen Lewis
12 April 2012
The "have your say" experiment has failed.
04 April 2012
  In 1985, a writer named Alison Bechdel came up with a test for any given film: 1) does it have at least two...
UK Politics
30 March 2012
Who ever could have seen the "granny tax" revolt coming, eh? Well, everybody. Clobber pensioners and the...
30 March 2012
How to know you're the new elite.
Helen Lewis
29 March 2012
So, here's the thing. Naomi Wolf has written a book about vaginas (or should that be vaginae, Latin nerds?) which...
22 March 2012
Of all the arguments I have with my parents - both retired and in their sixties - the most intractable is whether...
Helen Lewis
21 March 2012
The Commons Chamber, 13:47:BBC News studio, 14:16:Sky News, 14:17:* to be fair to the Beeb, Stephanie Flanders is...