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Emily Bootle is the New Statesman’s editorial assistant.
In the 1950s, maybe having to insist on your desire to go home ten times was normal. Now, for most people, it isn’t.
Being self-partnered rather than single creates a new status to aspire to – and a new dimension to pressurise.
The time-worn disposable cup has been accepted as a cultural reference point rather than a coldhearted business strategy, conflating consumption with tradition.
Despite denying it at the time, Pharrell says he now realises “Blurred Lines” was sexist. So why was the song such a watershed moment?
Clara Schumann is still best known as the wife of fellow composer Robert, but on the 200th anniversary of her birth she is being celebrated in her own right.
The BBC Philharmonic orchestra will roll out their new web app Notes on Saturday, hoping to attract a new crowd to their concerts.
Community Clothing operates from a number of factories in Britain as well as its hub in Blackburn: the Scottish Borders for wool, Leicestershire for hosiery, Lancashire for cotton.
The poet and musician discusses her latest album, The Book of Traps and Lessons.
What was once a harmless show about amateur bakers is now a stale, smug parade of self-referential clichés.
Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest pay tribute to Nina Simone's life and work with singers Lisa Fischer and Ledisi.