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12 October 2022

Subscriber of the week: María Palacios Cruz

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What do you do?

I’m the director of Open City Documentary Festival.

Where do you live?

Kentish Town, north London.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

About ten years.

What made you start?

I picked up a copy at the Eurostar.

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My nine-year-old daughter likes to read the Q&A.

What pages do you flick to first?

The columns at the front and back, then the longer pieces.

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How do you read yours?

Very often on public transport.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

Contemporary art, and non-mainstream cinema.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Jeremy Cliffe, Michael Prodger, Kate Mossman.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

This is a double-edged question: the cover is rarely celebratory!

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Jacob Rees-Mogg.

All-time favourite NS article?

I miss Alice O’Keeffe’s columns.

The New Statesman is…

A rare voice of sanity.

[See also: Subscriber of the Week: Dylan Nooney]

This article appears in the 12 Oct 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Will Putin go Nuclear?