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28 October 2020

Subscriber of the week: Angus Colwell

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What do you do?

I’m a history student.

Where do you live?

Swiss Cottage, London.

Do you vote?

I do, for my sins.

How long have you been a subscriber?

A year.

What made you start?

The long essays and the historians in the magazine.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

Sadly not, but my mum liked a browse during lockdown.

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What pages do you flick to first?

Editor’s Note and the essays.

How do you read yours?

Over coffee. It used to be my commuting companion.

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

Essays on internet culture.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Jason Cowley, Harry Lambert and Megan Nolan.

[See also: Subscriber of the week: Jess Moor]

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Billie Eilish.

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

John Bercow.

All-time favourite NS article? 

Sophie McBain, “The dark side of wellness”.

The New Statesman is…

The magazine I’m happiest I subscribe to. 

This article appears in the 28 Oct 2020 issue of the New Statesman, The Great Reckoning