Black people in the US make up 5 percent of the total population—but 25 percent of the prison population. This insightful documentary film exposes the reality behind the statistic.
Damned, Channel 4’s new sitcom about social workers, made a decent start. But we’re yet to see if it will tackle the real issues, writes Louise Harrisen
The Royal Academy’s exhibition gives a glimpse of New York’s artistic scene in the aftermath of the Second World War.
A film about Confederate deserter Newton Knight punctures the myth of a South united behind slavery in the American Civil War, writes Charlie Kimber
An exhibition in Liverpool offers a rare chance to see two very different giants of art, writes Alex May
Director Antoine Fuqua’s new take on 1960s hit western The Magnificent Seven has provoked debate about the film’s intentions. Also: Eastern Europeans in Brexitland, An evening with Peggy Seeger
It’s 100 years since the birth of the Dada artistic movement. Rachel Levine argues BBC’s new TV documentary Gaga for Dada misses the point entirely.
A BBC documentary uses previously secret documents to tell the story of Britain's nuclear “deterrent” from the end of the Second World War.
Alberto Pizango and 51 others have been on trial for the last two years in Peru charged with rebellion, sedition, murder and conspiracy against the state.
The story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and those who pursue him gets darker in this superior new season.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s newest film Julieta is an elegant and rewarding emotional drama—though far from his best, writes Alan Kenny
A new graphic novel charts the last years of Irish nationalist Roger Casement’s life. In these years he was instrumental in organising the 1916 Easter Rising.
Black is a film adaptation of books by author Dirk Bracke—influenced by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurents’ West Side Story,
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil goes on tour across Scotland this month. The revival of this influential play is timely, writes Dave Gilchrist
Reading about art and culture from the frontline of Syria’s revolution was enough to get Faizah Shaheen, a Muslim woman from Leeds, held under the Terrorism Act last month.
Moazzam Begg knows what it’s like to exist under the War on Terror. In new documentary The Confession he recounts a life that can inspire resistance to racism and repression, writes Talat Ahmed
The great radical playwright Bertolt Brecht died 60 years ago this week. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the legacy of his plays and politics
This graphic novel tells the real-life story of revolutionary and anarchist Louise Michel.
Several attempts have been made to dramatise Bobby Sands’ fatal hunger strike—but 66 Days succeeds where others have failed, says?Sarah Bates
Stanley Kubrick’s film Barry Lyndon is often described as an underrated classic.