Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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International Politics
06 March 2011
The spotlight has been on Julian Assange, but the 23-year-old accused of leaking US secrets to WikiLeaks, is held in...
03 March 2011
Films, talkies, pictures, the flicks, movies, sequels, prequels, 3D, HD - cinema revels in terminology. Theorists talk...
Culture
03 March 2011
Opposite the title page of Annie Proulx's memoir is an extract from her diary. "Nice day," it starts. Her...
The Staggers
03 March 2011
Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, has been handed 22 extra...
24 February 2011
In May, Tracey Emin will be taking over the Hayward Gallery in London. The retrospective, "Love Is What You Want...
24 February 2011
Do you have one? A philosophy, that is - your personal philosophy. Nick Clegg has got one. As he says, "My...
UK Politics
24 February 2011
As you walk into Brownhills, a small town outside Walsall, not far from Wolverhampton, you pass a 30-foot steel statue...
Culture
17 February 2011
Lauren Laverne
Culture
17 February 2011
Unavoidable, grotesque - these are the sorts of words I associate with Valentine's Day. The world turns pink, and gifts...
Culture
10 February 2011
It's a project born of envy. The comedian Alex Horne first met the drummer Ben Reynolds and the trumpeter and banjo...
Economics
10 February 2011
Word invention is a fine art. Shakespeare was pretty good at it: equivocal, moonbeam, hobnob. He played with language,...
Books
03 February 2011
Why did you decide to write a "biography" of cancer?I didn't want to over-anthropomorphise an illness. The...
Ideas
03 February 2011
They dropped like proverbial flies. The Prime Minister's director of communications, Andy Coulson, the shadow...
Culture
27 January 2011
Were you always going to be a comedian? In Chicago, they have one of the best senses of humour outside Glasgow. So, if...
Culture
27 January 2011
Sometimes a word comes along that makes you feel sick. It doesn't happen very often. But when it does, you sense it...

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