Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
27 September 2010
When does a star become an icon? The moment she passes the six million mark on Twitter? The day she is nominated for...
Ideas
24 September 2010
Autumn: season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and the party conference. If there's one thing a party conference is...
Environment
24 September 2010
Bjorn Lomborg
The Staggers
19 September 2010
The BBC has released a preview of a Radio 4 documentary, The Brown Years, due to be broadcast on Tuesday. The programme...
The Staggers
19 September 2010
The Pope's visit, covered in minute-by-minute detail by the nation's media, is drawing to its close. Today is the final...
The Staggers
19 September 2010
A sell-out?
Ideas
17 September 2010
Not any kind of tapping. Phone-tapping. Pour shame on my head, I get quite excited by the idea of phone-tapping. I know...
Lifestyle
09 September 2010
There's talk, predictably, of a civil war within the Lib Dems. Well, we all saw that coming. But the violent fate...
Ideas
03 September 2010
My iPhone broke, so I went to the Genius Bar at the Apple store. (Too much brand terminology; my apologies.) They're...
Lifestyle
03 September 2010
How does multiple sclerosis (MS) affect you?It varies. I burn myself with regular monotony if I try to get things out...
Politics
30 August 2010
Decisiveness is generally well regarded, as character traits go. It denotes maturity and leadership. Those of us who,...
Culture
27 August 2010
Stephen Merchant
The Staggers
22 August 2010
It's not great timing for the man who was once credited with being a master of spin. After a week of speculation around...
The Staggers
22 August 2010
Not all the votes have been counted, but the Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, has been forced to concede that...
The Staggers
22 August 2010
The pathologist Nicholas Hunt, who performed the post-mortem examination of Dr David Kelly, has spoken out to the...

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