Culture 20 April 2018 The Back Half #21: Janelle Monae, The Looming Tower and Jim Crace The NS culture podcast with Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman discuss Janelle Monae's new album Dirty Computer and the Amazon-Hulu series The Looming Tower. Then, they hear from novelist Jim Crace, an interview that was recorded at the Cambridge Literary Festival. Finally, they celebrate another significant cultural noniversary. Listen on iTunes here, on Acast here or via the player below: Get in touch with questions or noniversary suggestions on Twitter via @tom_gatti or @ns_podcasts. Credits: Audio from The Looming Tower courtesy of Amazon Prime Video. Our theme music is "God Speed" by Pistol Jazz, licensed under Creative Commons. › “Not technically beautiful, she has an engaging laugh”: 35 years of being described by men Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!