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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s assistant culture editor.
As Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in England, allowing “non-essential” retailers to reopen, bookshops were many people's first destination.
The south-London quartet’s debut record shows off Florence Shaw’s deadpan vocals and droll lyrics.
For 12 months, almost no venue has been able to host gigs. Will live music ever return to its former heights?
The children’s author on surviving Covid and the “chaos and contradiction” of the Conservative government’s pandemic crisis.
A fierce debate is raging about who should own literary works – and for how long.
The British novelist discusses why our fixation on “wellness” grows as the planet around us decays.
On his sixth album, the Americana musician subtly queries his place in a genre long associated with conservatism.
The musician has been making futuristic music all his life, yet his songs have recently found a new audience with 20-and 30-somethings.
On his debut record, the British electronic producer conjures an environment many of his listeners will have been pining after for eleven months.
The indie-rock artist on freeing her faith – and her songwriting – from the constraints of ideology.