Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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The Staggers
23 July 2009
The inaugural edition of the keenly anticipated Columnist of the Week sees this week's prize going to...Leon Hale of...
The Staggers
22 July 2009
All the way from NDTV in New Delhi, an interview with visiting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton which covers...
The Staggers
22 July 2009
Medieval tourism update from Romania!Thank you to Nine O'Clock for pointing us in the direction of a knight tournament...
The Staggers
22 July 2009
Hello! And welcome to a blog. Because there definitely aren't enough blogs already. The remit for this particular blog...
UK Politics
16 July 2009
Stay with us Palin!
09 July 2009
The premise of Neal Lawson’s book is simple: our collective addiction to consumption has led us to the point of self-...
25 June 2009
Just before Morgan Tsvangirai walks into the room, the woman sitting next to me says she thinks he is the bravest man...
18 June 2009
The celestial jukebox
04 June 2009
The Tony fan club
21 May 2009
‘‘This case potentially could close down journalism,” said the Sunday Tribune journalist Suzanne Breen after her...
18 May 2009
Ben Carey, one half of the anarchic creative consultancy Benrik, has spotted a trend in the media’s reporting of the...
World Affairs
14 May 2009
Historians differ on the detail of Abdul Wahhab’s life, but it is widely agreed he was born in the town of al-Uyayna,...
07 May 2009
Observing my 15-year-old cousin talk to her friends is like watching Formula One, or an episode of 24. It happens at...
23 April 2009
Stephen Timms, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, was quick to acknowledge the response to the Budget in this...
North America
09 April 2009
Early last month Hampshire County Council found itself at the centre of an unlikely controversy. The council had...