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Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Elif Shafak, Michael Morpurgo and more on the cultural artefacts and pursuits that bring them solace in dark times.
I double up on the vodka in my cocktail shaker and mute the chaos of my Twitter feed.
After two months of no chat and no people and no fun, the sound of racket on string sounds almost as beautiful as music.
When a curt nod from a neighbour transforms into a lockdown-breaking high-five.
From vinegar to garlicky milk, during past pandemics recipes were prescribed as potential remedies
Camus’s novel, first published in 1947, has become a global sensation. It is, it seems, the novel for now.
Culture and the universal genius were not the only things to thrive in this supposed golden age – so too did slavery and warfare.
The New Statesman’s creative editor selects a series of images from photographers across the globe.
Photographer Spencer Murphy has produced a thoughtful series showing life under lockdown in the area surrounding his home.
The crisis has laid bare society's dismissive attitude towards the over-60s, but their role has always been important.
The New Statesman's creative editor selects images from photographers across the globe.