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As the songwriter turns 80, New Statesman contributors reflect on the many facets of his character and career.
Lockdown has caused misery for those whose events have been planned for years – but why do we still hanker after the big white wedding anyway?
Released during the solar eclipse, Lorde’s first song in four years is an uplifting ode to the summer.
The ex-Congressman and convicted sex offender raises the question: can the commodification of shame really bring about ethical redemption?
Barry Jenkins’s exploration of slavery in The Underground Railroad is undeniably traumatic to watch. But does that make it “trauma porn”?
Many parents wonder how hard it is to write a children's book. But this collection of platitudes about paternal love is barely readable.
Two new books capture the resilient spirit of New York City – and the people who call it home.
Sean Bean and Stephen Graham are utterly sensational in portraying two men trapped inside.
In this episode, authors Sarah Perry and Sinéad Gleeson reflect on how their relationships with their bodies have changed over lockdown.
The author discusses admiring Hillary Clinton, the Dutch artist Sam Drukker and anti-vaxxers.
As a producer, the former Vampire Weekend instrumentalist helps artists “realise their vision”. What does that mean for his solo work?