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.
Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl is a confessional book where you cannot be sure if the confessions are true: it’s either a brilliantly ironic subversion of the form, or a deeply wearying put-on by someone who has no sense of who they are when no one is watching.
If prospectors struck oil off the Falmouth coast tomorrow, I don’t see how anyone could blame the Cornish for rolling out barbed wire along the banks of the Tamar.
From Google searches to dating websites, the rise of Big Data is showing us just how huge a gulf there is between what people say they want - and what they secretly desire. Who are we when no one's looking?
Reading Roxane Gay comes as a relief – as being involved in feminism can sometimes feel more like voluntarily climbing into the stocks than participating in a social movement.
The Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry is to guest-edit a special issue of the New Statesman, themed around the "Great White Male".
The New Statesman has launched a special election site called May2015.com - visit it for polling, analysis and constituency reporting.
Six world-class thinkers have been shortlisted for the inaugural New Statesman/SPERI prize in political economy, which will be announced in October.
On politicising a tragedy.
The abuse of women on the internet, like the hacking of female celebrities' naked photos, is not just intended to hurt the individuals involved. These are deliberately outrageous acts designed to create a spectacle and to instil fear in a target population - in other words, terrorism.
A video claiming to show the killing of another kidnapped American journalist, Steven Sotloff, has been released.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May