Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
18 April 2012
In this Olympic year, the Globe’s idea is smart: all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays performed in 37 languages by...
Politics
18 April 2012
Knowing your enemy.
Cultural Capital
17 April 2012
Oh, what a fight.
Cultural Capital
04 April 2012
Let’s blame it on Jon Hamm. The second episode in the series was the first to be directed by the show’s...
Culture
03 April 2012
  Happy Easter! Strange, isn’t it, how Easter cowers in Christmas’s shadow. Christmas takes over...
Books
29 March 2012
Anyone else bored of the Titanic? Perhaps that's insensitive but there is such a thing as overkill (sorry, sorry...
Books
29 March 2012
Wild is your first poetry collection in many years. Has it been brewing for a long time? It's been long in the...
Cultural Capital
28 March 2012
Never before has there been such hysterical excitement about the first episode of the fifth series of a long-running...
26 March 2012
The idea: gather some of the "the world's most important artist couples" - including Richard and Jane...
26 March 2012
In a north-west suburb of Paris, down a dead-end street beyond the périphérique, squats a converted...
Books
26 March 2012
When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays Marilynne Robinson Virago Press, 224pp, £16.99 Almost...
Society
26 March 2012
Researchers at Western Illinois University recently published a study in the journal Personality and Individual...
22 March 2012
Sophie Elmhirst talks to the director about adapting Bulgakov. How do you begin to reimagine The Master and Margarita...
Music and Performance
22 March 2012
''Hello, hello, hello. Come in and shut the door after you; it's a little bit illegal what we're...
Books
19 March 2012
You say that writing is "making something out of something". What do you mean?When I started writing, I didn'...

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