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Emily Bootle is the New Statesman’s editorial assistant.
For the public, the story provides a perverse comfort and familiarity at a time when other news feels frightening.
The pianist on the serenity of Beethoven.
The behaviours necessary to fight Covid-19 are having painful psychological consequences.
Those overwhelmed by excess isolate from it. But at a near-silent meditation retreat, I became afraid of nothingness. The same frantic thought occurred over and over: why am I here?
I haven’t put on a scrap of slap since the beginning of March, and yet I am glued to her tutorials.
Thirty years after its debut, and more formulaic than ever, MasterChef is still a cut above the rest.
This weekend, Richter's “lullaby for a frenetic world” will be simulcast internationally on the radio. Could it bring a physically distanced globe together?
Physician Sharon Moalem on the role our sex chromosomes play in immunity and genetic advantage.
Vagueness will not only cause the virus to spread, it will result in unnecessary loneliness and cause social structures to crumble.
The New York comedian’s podcast, Seek Treatment, features all the hilarity and intimacy of a close friendship. So how does she see herself?