Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
12 February 2012
Terra, Grizedale Forest, from 11 FebruaryIn 1968, as the land art movement took off in the US, the Forestry Commission...
09 February 2012
America, I take it all back. After snarking about your daft way with names, you come back with the perfect riposte: the...
The Staggers
08 February 2012
In no way will this view be popular: I adore Harry Redknapp. I adore Harry Redknapp to a degree that is unreasonable...
Books
08 February 2012
America, I take it all back. After snarking about your daft way with names, you come back with the perfect riposte:...
Culture
03 February 2012
“God is a force – terror and enlightenment at the same time” Was Coriolanus, your first film as a...
Books
01 February 2012
The Arab world is still in turmoil. Why write about the Arab spring so soon? That was a difficult decision but I...
Culture
30 January 2012
I'm not sure enough is made of Newt Gingrich's first name. Newt. If he hadn't just won the South Carolina primary and...
Media
23 January 2012
Everyone has a favourite. There's the one where Hitler finds out Michael Jackson is dead ("Anybody who does not...
Culture
23 January 2012
Given that our lives all end the same way, it's strange how little we talk about death. I mean death in its factual,...
Cultural Capital
21 January 2012
Etta James, the soul singer, has died aged 73. Latterly, James's song "At Last" met a global audience when...
Cultural Capital
16 January 2012
The celebrations begin again for John Burnside, the poet and novelist (and New Statesman nature writer), who has...
Film
16 January 2012
"I only came for the horse. I don't do red carpets," says one of a cluster of reporters penned at the edge of...
16 January 2012
Out of the darkness, a story. Not quite Tahrir Square, but stay with me. On 30 December, Lake Superior State University...
World Affairs
11 January 2012
If you had to nominate a movie star to be a progressive president, who would you choose? George Clooney is obvious - he...
Cultural Capital
10 January 2012
A new literary award is born, as if the world needed another. Though this one, at least, is a little different in tone...

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