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American Gods sees ancient gods fight for their place in the modern world

Fans of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and newcomers alike will find the audacious new TV adaptation worth watching, argues Iven Boldon

New play Octopus pokes fun at racist assumptions of what ‘Britishness’ is

'Octopus' challenges racist assumptions and Paul Mason’s new play fails to breath life into the story of Louise Michel’s exile after the defeat of Paris Commune in 1871.

Russia 1917—new book is a weapon against the right

As the centenary of the Russian Revolution progresses, shelves in bookshops are beginning to groan under the weight of books about 1917.

Hope, Tragedy, Myths—British Library throws the book at the Russian Revolution

The British Library’s new Russian Revolution exhibition has some fantastic artefacts but a poor conclusion, writes Sarah Bates

Diffusion—Cardiff photography festival humanises tragedy and revolt

On 1 August 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast.

Josephine Baker biography celebrates the rebel behind the singer

Josephine Baker is most recognisable to some in her iconic skirt of rubber bananas as the “first black star of the world stage”.

Reviews—Sleaford Mods film will do well ahead of the elections

This portrait of the musical act Sleaford Mods goes on national cinema release this week.

Albert Camus’ novel plagued by a disappointing adaptation in new play

A new adaptation of the novel The Plague showing at the Arcola Theatre is disappointing with stilted, unpolished performances

New book on Trump details his crimes but falls short on politics

President Trump Unveiled —Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire by John K Wilson, published by OR Books

New TV drama Guerrilla celebrates a hidden history of united anti-racist struggle

The show portrays the Black Power movement in Britain and the state’s quest to crush it—and it’s well worth watching, writes Moyra Samuels

New play pulls no punches about deaths in custody

Custody is a powerful piece of theatre, which examines the impact on an ordinary family whose innocent son dies at the hands of the police in a “routine stop and search”. Meanwhile a Rock Against Racism posters exhibition is on tour

Neruda film tells the cat and mouse tale of a witch hunt

A new Chilean film is a gripping tale of the manhunt for Pablo Neruda, but it doesn’t bring out the full richness of the Communist poet, writes Mario Nain

People Power—Fighting for Peace exhibit shows strength of anti war movement

Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum showcases the anti war movement through the decades.

Incoming - the ‘othering’ of refugees on a heat-seeking camera

by Richard Mosse

Sound System—music and the fight to change the world

Dave Randall spoke to Raymie Kiernan about his book Sound System and about what role music can play in the struggle for a different kind of society

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society

This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman

My Country play brings ordinary voices to the political stage

With six ballot boxes set up on tables towards the back of the stage, My Country—a work in progress, immediately transports you back to 23 June.

The Good Postman—a Bulgarian village where solidarity shone through

The Good Postman documentary is the true story of a missed opportunity.

Hidden Figures offers a high hope that the sky is the limit

Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, three women in the US space programme defy bigotry in this beautiful film, writes?Saba Shiraz

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