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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.
18 March 1933: a former homeless man, WH Davies, reviews George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London.
Currently, ITV is broadcasting Euro 96 Relived. Here American photographer Lou Siroy, shares his unique take on the colour and atmosphere he witnessed during the memorable tournament.
A distinguished Oxford academic and newspaper critic, Carey has been a cultural influencer for 50 years. He is a high-establishment insider – and yet has never forgotten the social slights he experienced as a young man.
Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson shine in this playful, suspenseful thriller.
Juno Mac and Molly Smith talk less about sex and more about work when discussing the new edition of their book, Revolting Prostitutes.
From Gosford Park to Downton Abbey, there was a time when everything Fellowes touched turned to gold. Where did it all go wrong?
How watching Sanderstead CC’s vlogs helped me hit coronavirus for six.
The acclaimed songwriter explains how she lost and found her creative freedom on her seventh album, Song For Our Daughter.
This weekend, Richter's “lullaby for a frenetic world” will be simulcast internationally on the radio. Could it bring a physically distanced globe together?
The New Statesman's creative editor selects a series of images from photographers across the globe.