New Statesman

Breaking the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Literary Fiction
June 07, 2015

A conversation between literary heavyweights Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Will Ireland Vote for Same Sex Marriage?
May 22, 2015

It's the world's first national referendum on gay marriage. What happens next?

Close Mount Everest and Turn It Into a Memorial
May 17, 2015

The world's tallest mountain has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry, and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.

How to Make a Good Film About Writing
May 09, 2015

As a new film starring James Franco shows, it's not easy. But other examples show it's possible.

What Does England Want?
May 03, 2015

Not since the 1600s has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.

It’s Time For a Very British Revolution
April 26, 2015

From Labour's mugs to Cameron's debate dodging, the run up to this election has involved a calculated contempt for openness and honesty.

Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful?
April 19, 2015

The scary tale of a poll that may have cost the United Kingdom $67 billion over the next decade.

I Used to Think Being Anti-Porn Meant Being Pro-Censorship. I Was Wrong.
April 05, 2015

Porn is hijacking our sexuality, but that doesn't mean we should censor it. 

How Islamic Is the Islamic State? Not at All.
March 12, 2015

What The Atlantic magazine got wrong about ISIS.

The Happiness Conspiracy
March 07, 2015

Against optimism and the cult of positive thinking.