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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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Anti-apartheid campaigner Hugh Masekela’s legacy


Rehad Desai looks at the life of the most influential artist of the anti-apartheid movement and argues that it can inspire people fighting for a better world

Twilight—a poignant reworking of a play that exposes injustice


Martin Luther King said that riots are the language of the unheard—this play expresses that.

Go and see The Post, but it isn’t quite first class viewing


The Pentagon Papers exposed the US lies about Vietnam by successive governments. The battle to publish them could be gripping, says?Sam Lorde

Kiri veers into cliche but is still a worthwhile watch


But it does show what social workers face whenever something goes wrong—with an underlying political row

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, paints a dark picture of US society


This film is a dry, dark satire which pulls questions about the nature of humanity, good and evil, redemption and salvation out of its cowboy hat.

The Cotton Famine


This new pamphlet tells the story of how textile workers in Lancashire came to support the abolition of slavery in the US.

Edgar Degas’s contradictions and shock value


An exhibition of drawings by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is an excellent introduction to the work of one of the most influential artists of the 19th century.

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