Hit series gets its dramatic power from looking at world events. It doesn’t sugar-coat politics and it takes its audience seriously, argues Hope Ryan
A new design exhibition in London gives a graphic illustration of the impact of revolution and counter-revolution in Russia after 1917, writes?Nadia Sayed
As the twentieth century wore to a close, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy offered a vastly superior alternative to the interminable adventures of Harry Potter.
This new gallery explores working life in the coalmines of County Durham through original artefacts and artwork from prominent mining artists such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish.
For Your Grandchildren is a film about the struggle against the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Florida. The film’s director Mike Tintner spoke to Kim Hunter
Dave’s new song Question Time voices the harsh reality many face under a Tory government.
Lovers of toilet humour and references to the philosopher Hegel will adore Young Marx. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is little that’s either edifying or funny about this odd choice of a maiden production for the new Bridge Theatre.
Plus: Portrait of Palestine, Pop Art from North Africa and Grime4Justice
In the film, a young girl is accused of witchcraft in Africa and is drawn into a world of corruption and sexism, writes Charlie Kimber
Labour of Love is a new rom-com by fashionable playwright James Graham.
In his final book documenting London, the writer and walker Iain Sinclair chronicles the city he feels he is losing.
United struggle can help beat sectarianism—but alone it isn’t enough. That’s the message of an important new book about the 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots in Belfast, writes Colm Bryce
If Rosalind Nashashibi doesn’t win the Turner arts prize, then something’s gone wrong.
With stunning cinematography and a powerful plot, Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel with everything that fans will want, writes Gabby Thorpe
Also: Prophets of Rage, The Fred Hampton Appreciation Society
The Fall tells the story of the occupation that sparked a movement which challenged the legacy of apartheid in South Africa, writes Bruce George
One of my favourite things about London is that there’s lots of creative people finding new and interesting ways to express themselves and their political views. An example of this can be found at the (X) A FANTASY exhibition at the David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) in Camden.
A new ten-part documentary sets itself up as the definitive account of the Vietnam War. It brings out new voices and footage, but obscures the truth
The author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold delivers a tightly written novel that’s perfectly tailored for his loyal fans, writes Simon Basketter