Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Society
22 October 2009
Jessica Watson's boat is bright pink. It's the bubble-gum colour of fun-loving youth - apt for the 16-year-old Watson,...
The Staggers
21 October 2009
Not me! I say invertebrates CAN be brave, as this story shows (sent in by my Greek correspondent -- thank you to The...
The Staggers
19 October 2009
A bold subheading. Especially when you see the article I'm about to link to. It seems I'm arguing that "what...
The Staggers
16 October 2009
So I might have overblown it slightly. But still, this is great. And for a Friday afternoon, it's PERFECT.From the UB...
Lifestyle
15 October 2009
So, to sum up the past few weeks of pontificating by Gordon and George: "GET A JOB!" Yes, there were "...
Europe
15 October 2009
She is a humanitarian by trade, but a warrior by marriage. After 30 years of suffering the indignity of a philandering...
The Staggers
14 October 2009
Yes it's true. Pravda, that bastion of extraordinary news, reports this week on the Miss Plastic Surgery competition in...
The Staggers
12 October 2009
And so to Sweden, for news of another kind of prize: the Swedish drinking song championship. This year the great trophy...
The Staggers
09 October 2009
It's both, is apparently the answer.Oh, let us celebrate these wonders of modern design.Although there's something...
The Staggers
08 October 2009
So this is the week of the underdog. Yesterday we had the Robin Hood lady. Today we have the unnamed hero of Florida...
Ideas
08 October 2009
Susan Greenfield
North America
08 October 2009
Of all the places to be arrested, the Carefree Inn must be one of the more poignant. So it was for Elliot Madison, a 41...
The Staggers
07 October 2009
Now, let's get one thing straight. I do not advocate, or defend, criminality. But every now and then, you read about a...
The Staggers
01 October 2009
This needs very little introduction.Aliens Live Among UsThank you, Pravda, for lightening my days. Especially with this...
Environment
01 October 2009
Most worries, I think, can be boiled down to worrying about dying. What to have for lunch? A prawn sandwich? What if I'...

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