Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Law
26 November 2009
He seems so chipper, Tintin. Indefatigably curious, his nose alive at the mere sniff of a story, he remains upbeat in...
Music and Performance
19 November 2009
Good old Shirley. Just when you thought the glittery dresses and James Bond theme tunes might be on the wane, out she...
The Staggers
13 November 2009
Ah, Wagga Wagga. Why have I not visited you before?In fact, Santa pipped me to the proverbial post. I love it that...
Lifestyle
12 November 2009
Take a deep breath. It's time to talk about stress. And the one thing we can't do is get stressed about it. But, oddly...
Law
12 November 2009
Major Alexei Dymovsky sits in his police uniform in front of a bright blue wall. He speaks to a video camera in heavy...
The Staggers
06 November 2009
Thank you to the Idaho Press-Tribune for publishing this story of a night-time encounter between a car and an elephant...
Sci-Tech
05 November 2009
Once upon a time, there was Mickey Mouse, a mischievous cartoon character created by Walt Disney in 1928. Mickey flew...
World Affairs
05 November 2009
What does winning the prize mean to you?I'm overwhelmed. I think one of the aspects of working here in southern Africa...
Africa
05 November 2009
Your work focuses on HIV and tuberculosis. What does that involve? What's the plan?Here in Southern Africa, children...
The Staggers
30 October 2009
I don't know if I need to say anything about this at all.All Cartoonists Seem To Be Cursed Forever GloballyWhere to...
Environment
29 October 2009
Oh help. I've just calculated my carbon footprint. I realise I'm probably about five years behind everyone else on this...
Books
29 October 2009
If there is a central question in Madeleine Bunting's intricately layered book, it is of how to belong. Her narrative...
Lifestyle
29 October 2009
Pop star, actress, care worker for the elderly. This, it seems, will be the professional trajectory of Noriko Sakai,...
The Staggers
26 October 2009
So, you're going to have to bear with a few slightly wayward leaps of logic here . . .I was thinking Hallowe'en, then...
Law
22 October 2009
Boris vs Bloomberg

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