New Statesman

Rupert’s Red Top: The Rise and Fall of Rebekah Brooks
July 18, 2014

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

Why Can’t Women Compete Against Men at Video Games?
Sexism, that’s why
July 11, 2014

Sexism, that’s why.

Shakespeare Was an Epicurean
Tracing the Bard’s debt to the French essayist Michel de Montaigne
July 11, 2014

Tracing the Bard’s debt to the French essayist Michel de Montaigne.

The Feminist Writer's Dilemma
Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional"
July 09, 2014

Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional."

What the “Transgender Tipping Point” Really Means
June 27, 2014

The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Is a Sad Indictment of Post-Feminism
June 27, 2014

Is Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" a glorification of physical abuse, or a radical appeal for self-love?

My Novel's Only Draft Was Kidnapped in Syria—and I Lived to Tell the Tale
June 27, 2014

"I realised: As well as my wallet and keys and hundreds of dollars, as well as my bank details and personal photographs—he had my book."

Dov Charney, Terry Richardson, and the Misogynistic Truth About Hipster Cool
A bizarre double standard has emerged in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK, as long as it pastiches a bygone era of kitsch female subjugation
June 20, 2014

There is a bizarre double standard in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK as long as it's retro.

Why Men Avoid Growing Up
June 13, 2014

A boy gets to play; a man doesn’t, at least not officially.

I Was Kim Jong-il's Poet Laureate
Writing helped me join North Korea's inner circle—until I committed treason.
June 13, 2014

Writing helped me join Kim Jong-il's inner circle—until I committed treason.

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