Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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The Staggers
07 April 2010
The problem with election campaigns is how much everyone has to say -- both politicians and the media. Hour after hour...
Ideas
06 April 2010
You've probably seen the advert for BT Infinity ("The internet in an instant"). It starts with an explosion...
Ideas
06 April 2010
What is the Royal Society's role in our age?We support and promote excellent scientific research. But we also engage...
The Staggers
01 April 2010
The furore around Sarah Palin's new Fox vehicle, Real American Stories, has been well documented. Is LL Cool J in or...
Politics
26 March 2010
When did everyone become a progressive? When did progressive become a noun? If you think this election is going to be...
Politics
26 March 2010
The new obsession
The Staggers
23 March 2010
Brand Palin is a constantly expanding, morphing, multi-tentacled octopus of a situation and we are soon to be presented...
Ideas
22 March 2010
How was it, being nominated for an Oscar?It was nice. Everyone gets together and it's a bit chaotic. And you end up...
Ideas
22 March 2010
In Anton Valukis's 2,200-page, hulking loaf of a report on the Lehman Brothers collapse, two words stood out: "...
UK Politics
20 March 2010
Armando Iannucci
Europe
19 March 2010
BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, 15 March 2010. A long interview with Prime Minister Gordon Brown is followed by "Going...
Ideas
15 March 2010
It seems harmless, doesn't it? A journey. A gentle voyage on a boat. A train ride to the south coast. An ocean crossing...
UK Politics
12 March 2010
Tim Montgomerie
The Staggers
11 March 2010
Who are the first people you think of as activists? Malcolm X? Emmeline Pankhurst? Swampy? David Beckham?Hang on. David...
Economics
05 March 2010
Dambisa Moyo

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