Philip Maughan is a writer and editorial assistant at the New Statesman.

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The Staggers
11 March 2013
The “revolution” in higher education.
Cultural Capital
08 March 2013
Inaugural recipients include Tom MacCarthy, James Salter and Zoë Wicomb.
Cultural Capital
28 February 2013
Last night Shalom Auslander was awarded the 2013 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize for his novel Hope: A Tragedy. The...
Cultural Capital
26 February 2013
The second most famous line in Sunset Boulevard comes near the beginning. Joe Gillis has broken down and is...
Cultural Capital
21 February 2013
Why did the Pope resign? Yes, yes, he is old and ill. But what could possibly possess a man so wedded to tradition to...
Cultural Capital
20 February 2013
Theatre itself takes centre stage.
Cultural Capital
15 February 2013
One year after the invasion of Iraq by US-led troops, Iraqi author and film maker Hassan Blasim fled the country and...
The Staggers
13 February 2013
A good time to go veggie?
Cultural Capital
07 February 2013
“The term ‘the Establishment,’ as it is now popularly used, was introduced into the common language...
Cultural Capital
05 February 2013
When Bruce Page was editor of the New Statesman, in the early 1980s, he received two letters from Marion Lloyd, leader...
Cultural Capital
03 February 2013
“I’m planning to expose all my vulnerabilities to the entire internet,” Hanna Horvath beams in the...
Cultural Capital
30 January 2013
In Paris, overweight Americans pound the streets. Sitting on a bench beneath the Eiffel Tower one muggy summer’s...
Cultural Capital
21 January 2013
Veteran film director and critic Michael Winner has died, aged 77, in his Kensington home. Liver specialists told him...
Cultural Capital
21 January 2013
For some reason, religious language sticks to George Orwell. The late historian Angus Calder, reviewing the collected...

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