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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s culture assistant.
The fourth novel by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara follows a young woman in pursuit of a freer life, and has been shortlisted for this year’s International Booker Prize.
Right now I am more still than ever, but a dance class led by the pop-rock band Haim offered me a reassuring guide to movement.
On his fifth album, Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, the American art-pop musician feels more at home in his body than ever before.
The Prix Robert Walser-winning novel by the French-Korean author Élisa Shua Dusapin centres around an unnamed young graduate in South Korea.
How our cultural industries are adjusting to the constraints and changing tastes of life under lockdown.
For the first time, the streaming platform has given listeners the opportunity to pay artists directly for their music.
My favourite newsletters, most of which use the platform TinyLetter, are an easy delight during this time of unease.
The acclaimed songwriter explains how she lost and found her creative freedom on her seventh album, Song For Our Daughter.
During the coronavirus crisis, musicians are taking to social media to broadcast gigs from home. But is anyone earning any money from them, and is this sustainable?
Katie Crutchfield's mantra-filled fifth album, written following her decision to get sober, has a classic Americana feel which puts her brilliant songwriting front and centre.