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Magazine

New Statesman magazine

Spring special

John Gray on the defining crisis of our times. Plus: Jeremy Cliffe, Tracey Thorn, Simon Armitage, Helen Macdonald, Keir Starmer, Elif Shafak, William Body, Grayson Perry, Adam Tooze, Hilary Mantel and a new story by Bernardine Evaristo

Comfort and joy

Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Elif Shafak, Michael Morpurgo and more on the cultural artefacts and pursuits that bring them solace in dark times.

WORLD

China’s new Silk Road

How Xi Jinping will use the political opportunity provided by the coronavirus crisis to exploit a divided EU.

 

UK

Culture

MEDIA, TECH AND DIGITAL CULTURE

How do coronavirus tests work?

In the UK, a lack of testing has left us struggling to identify active cases of Covid-19. Developing a way to identify those who have already had the disease will be critical to fighting back.