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Defend Frankenstein and his monster from the snowflake haters

Readers of Socialist Worker probably aren’t avid readers of The Sun newspaper. If they were they may have seen that a couple of weeks ago it was irate at “snowflake students complaining that Frankenstein’s monster was misunderstood”.

Ready Player One a nostalgic homage to culture of 1980s

Spielberg’s latest blockbuster is designed to take people on a nostalgia trip back to the 1980s. But?Sasha Simic says that it doesn’t quite hit the mark

The Cherry Orchard’s 21st century comedic update

Chekhov’s classic tragedy gets a fresh reworking for modern audiences in Bristol.Sophia Beach says the quality performances make it one to see

Hackney’s Hamlet seeks to answer questions of today

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of Hamlet breathes fresh air into the play.

Ruben Ostlund's latest film squares off against cultural elite

The Square is both hilarious and deeply unsettling.

Second season of Jessica Jones doesn’t pull punches

The first season of Jessica Jones was praised by critics for being a feminist story which faced the truths of surviving sexual assault.

Turmoil and foreboding on Picasso’s road to Guernica

The Tate Modern’s Picasso 1932 is a must-see exhibition that reflects the artist’s personal turmoil amidst growing storm cloud of fascism, writes?Andy Brown

Rare glimpses of Another Kind of Life

This exhibition is one that leaves you questioning the world from the first room and long after you have left it.

Tate Britain’s new exhibition fails to push at an open door

Over 100 years of figurative painting could have provided a rich seam of content for the Tate’s latest blockbuster, but it left?Ben Windsor feeling flat.

Reviews round-up: The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind exhibition

Plus British Socialism: The Grand Tour and WOW festival

Art exhibition that shows how another world can be made possible

A collection from dozens of artists range from the inspiring to the baffling. Richard Rose explains how it seeks to look beyond the walls of the gallery

Catch this Miners' Strike play if you can

This is a play—with song and dance—about the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85, written by the daughter of a Nottinghamshire miner at Welbeck Colliery

Black Panther raises tough arguments about liberation

Marvel’s latest superhero film stands out for its proud portrayal of African people—but it draws some uncomfortable conclusions

All is not hopeless—an interview with poet Leyla Josephine

The acclaimed Glasgow poet spoke to Socialist Worker

BBC drama Collateral has an interesting focus, but doesn’t convince

It may ask some of the right questions but offers little in the way of answers so far

Paintings that are a monument to regal vanity and excess

The Royal Academy has reunited some of Charles I’s art collection. There is lots to admire but it’s not enough to lose your head over

Altered Carbon is visually impressive, though gives in to cliche and sexist violence

Netflix’s latest sci-fi offering shows a future where a human’s mind is stored in a disc in the back of their neck, called a stack.

A Woman’s Place doesn’t seem to know its purpose

This exhibition seems to pose a question in its title, but offers no clear answers or analysis.

Young soul rebels fighting Israeli apartheid with music

47Soul are unapologetically political.

Andreas Gursky the anti-capitalist?

The Haywood gallery is hosting the first ever major retrospective of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.

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