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

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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...
Cultural Capital
10 January 2013
The noms are in. Journalists and industry insiders shuffled along to the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in...
Cultural Capital
09 January 2013
This lunchtime in Cheapside’s Daunt Books I watched an assistant stock the shelves with new editions of George...
Cultural Capital
21 December 2012
Our guide to the season's cinematic offerings.
Culture
19 December 2012
Read the New Statesman's most recent interview with David Attenborough, by Brian Cox and Robin Ince, here. For...
Cultural Capital
18 December 2012
After the competition page was hijacked from The Week-End Review, “absorbed” by the New Statesman in 1933,...
Cultural Capital
03 December 2012
The father of dub poetry, Linton Kwesi Johnson, has won the 2012 Golden PEN Award, awarded annually to an accomplished...
Cultural Capital
27 November 2012
On 27 November 1953, the American playwright and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill died in Room 401 of the Sheraton...
Cultural Capital
22 November 2012
In June, Zadie Smith attempted to express in words how it feels to repeatedly defend the idea of public libraries, only...
Cultural Capital
15 November 2012
It was depressing enough watching HMV cannibalise itself: devoting a mushrooming allotment of floor space to “...

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