New Statesman

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.

Can the Spanish Monarchy Survive Without King Juan Carlos?
His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges
June 13, 2014

His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges: the growth of republicanism, lessening support for the main political parties and the ongoing moves by Catalonia to become independent. 

Let's Call the Isla Vista Killings What They Were: Misogynist Extremism
May 27, 2014

For too long, misogynist extremism has been excused as an aberration.

The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
May 25, 2014

Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.

ICYMI: The Internet Has Ruined Our Conception of Time
May 23, 2014

This online acronym is destroying my soul.

Armenia Is an International Superpower—at Chess
May 23, 2014

Dispatches from Armenia, a world power—at chess