Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
08 December 2003
In the autumn of 1982, Virgin Records announced that Japan, one of the most stylish and intelligent (and, increasingly...
Books
17 November 2003
In 1960, shortly after the publication of his first book, Philip Roth marvelled at the fantastic nature of contemporary...
Books
13 October 2003
This is a good moment for the novel in South Africa: John Maxwell Coetzee has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for...
Books
29 September 2003
When Arsene Wenger arrived at Highbury in the autumn of 1996, it was as if he had fallen to earth from a distant planet...
Books
08 September 2003
There are two main charges against Douglas Coupland. The first is that his fiction, with its use of coincidence, its...
Books
25 August 2003
There was a particularly stupid editorial in the Daily Telegraph of 16 August. Commenting on the announcement of the...
Lifestyle
04 August 2003
I remember, in my final year at university in 1989, being thrilled by the performance of a young student cricketer from...
Books
28 July 2003
Michel Houellebecq is a novelist of the void. As a disillusioned former communist who has lost all belief in human...
Film
21 July 2003
I was at school in the 1970s, a period I recall as one of deep social and political unease. In our old bipolar world,...
Lifestyle
21 July 2003
As this column prepares for its own summer recess, I thought I should leave you with some highlights (or possibly...
Ideas
14 July 2003
In 1978 the broadcaster and writer Bryan Magee published a book called Men of Ideas. It was based on a BBC television...
Lifestyle
14 July 2003
I received an e-mail this week from someone called Mark Lynas. Mr Lynas is an environmental activist and also what you...
Ideas
30 June 2003
One afternoon, in February 1997, Bjorn Lomborg was flicking through a copy of Wired magazine in a Los Angeles bookshop...
TV and Radio
30 June 2003
I spent most of the recent one-day cricket international between England and Pakistan at the Oval in the company of...
Sport
23 June 2003
If I inherited my interest in sport from anyone, it was from my paternal grandfather. Intensely solitary and private,...

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