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Emily Bootle is the New Statesman’s editorial assistant.
Beethoven was a musical revolutionary – but was he a political one, too?
Bon Iver returns with a surprise digital album drop that feels like an amalgamation of all their previous work, but all the more powerful.
The beloved British institution suffers from a boy’s club dynamic.
How our diets might morph, and how we might take inspiration from the recipes of the past.
The first night is a reminder that there is still a huge diversity problem in classical music for both performers and audience.
We love accessible, bland music – easy to process with limited emotional bandwidth.
The notion of the tennis “genius” shows we think greatness is something elusive, individualistic, and male.
Mike, Eleven, and the gang are all older, and this series is sensitive to the difficult period of adjustment that comes as romance enters their world for the first time.
The arrival of a new cannabis factory rescued Smiths Falls from a post-industrial malaise. Might the same approach work in the UK?
Rather than arguing about whether Love Island is intrinsically great or terrible, we should appreciate the way it reflects the world we live in.