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

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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 “...
Cultural Capital
14 November 2012
Plus ça change. In 1927 the British Broadcasting Company was granted a Royal Charter, elected John Reith as its...
Cultural Capital
02 November 2012
Fifty-two years ago today a unanimous jury at the Old Bailey affirmed that the book Lady Chatterley’s...
Cultural Capital
26 October 2012
After the FT reported that talks had been held between two of the world’s “big six” publishers,...
Cultural Capital
18 October 2012
This morning ArtReview announced the 2012 Power 100, their annual list of the contemporary art world’s most...
Cultural Capital
17 October 2012
Last week I visited Durham Cathedral. I did so for no particular reason other than I was in Durham, and that’s...
Cultural Capital
16 October 2012
After your last two projects, the drama films Ghosts and Battle for Haditha, what inspired you to return to your old...
Cultural Capital
15 October 2012
Alongside Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and Fourth Estate – names synonymous with literary publishing in Britain...
Cultural Capital
10 October 2012
The NS team reveal their hands.
Cultural Capital
09 October 2012
To complete the London art fair trinity (which also includes Frieze and Moniker), PAD will set up shop in Mayfair...
Cultural Capital
08 October 2012
The Frieze Art Fair returns from New York to London this Thursday, bringing together 175 of the world’s most...
Cultural Capital
04 October 2012
In 1951 Jack Kerouac cut and taped together sheets of architects’ tracing paper to create a typewriter scroll...
Cultural Capital
04 October 2012
“East of the West” by Bulgarian-American writer Miroslav Penkov has won the BBC International Short Story...

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