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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s culture assistant.
On his disappointing eighth album, the American musician’s queries about faith, God and the state of the world are far too vague to be enlightening.
Director Sarah Gavron, writers Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, and actors Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali on how they made a story of contemporary sisterhood.
In a year of reckoning with racial injustice, the shortlist demonstrates the publishing industry’s commitment to do better.
Death in Her Hands presents yet another abhorrent character – written with wit and intrigue, and sometimes a little too much knowingness.
The musician and tech pioneer on why social media pushed her away from music, and how she found her way back.
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, the youngest winner of the International Booker Prize, discusses grief and memory.
Pop has moved on from the bright-eyed days of 2008, while the Californian singer has not.
This year, 210 titles were held back until September, causing chaos for publicity teams and bookshops, and leaving authors disappointed.
Following cuts as a result of the pandemic, Tate employees are striking this week for the first time in the company's history.
The novelist on feminist dystopia, free will, and what women choose to do with their bodies.