Stephen Armstrong

Writes on culture and society for the Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Wired and The Guardian. Steve is author of four books on topics as diverse as bohemian Europe, the rise of oligarchs and the private security industry, and poverty in northwest England. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Orwell Youth Prize.



Intelligence services are masters at manipulating people's loyalty


As society grows ever more divided between rich and poor, do we need a new charter for Britain? And what would it contain?

Film & Music

Is it the classical training that draws Hollywood casting agents to London, or the cheaper rates? And why is the latest British invasion so very male?

Art & Design

Artists are turning to LEGO and other toys to explore very grown-up issues