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Satire, plotting and snark in Slough House


This, the seventh outing, sees right wingers marching on the street and tech empires trying to buy into the state.

The Night Hawks—a crime novel where the real drama is people’s lives


This might sound like some awful twee collection of old-fashioned stories, but it isn’t

White Tiger shows the brutal reality of class and power


This new Netflix film, about a servant in India who works his was to the top, has been compared to Parasite—with good reason

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy—the truth about the war on drugs


In this new Netflix documentary, a timeline of events unfold during the period of the “crack epidemic” which began in the early 1980s in US cities.

Masterpiece drama It’s a Sin tells the hidden stories of the Aids crisis


It’s a Sin is both a joyful celebration of self expression—and an angry tribute to those whose lives were betrayed by homophobia

A show that makes racism look absurd


Bamous—a new BBC comedy show—is a cleverly constructed satire of attitudes towards black people within the BBC and wider society.

A history of hip hop—and a look back at Kanye West


This new BBC4 documentary by producer Questlove looks at six seminal tracks. The first is a reminder of some of Kanye West’s best work, writes Sarah Bates

Four icons of black liberation argue racism and resistance in One Night in Miami


One Night in Miami imagines a real life meeting between heroes of the Civil Rights Movement—and brings intense debates to life

Spare Ribs adds new layers to Sleaford Mods’ sound


This is a brilliant album from the East Midlands two-piece Sleaford Mods

The true story of how the FBI smeared Martin Luther King


Using newly revealed documents, MLK/FBI delves into how the US ruling class sought to undermine the Civil Rights movement

Baghlan Boy—a warts and all tale of survival and people trafficking


Michael Crowley tells a story of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants fleeing war, poverty, domestic violence and other horrors crossing continents to try to find a better life

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry


Here’s an unsettling glimpse inside a new but highly lucrative entertainment industry

Little known stories of the women who led struggles


New book Rebellious Daughters of History brings to light inspiring lives of women that fought for change

Mank—an impressive caricature of Hollywood’s geniuses


Mank is about the destructiveness of trying to survive while avoiding doing the wrong thing

How Marxism helps us to understand—and enjoy—art


Art is about social relationships, says writer John Molyneux—and what art is changes as society develops

Lights festival illuminates east London


Colourful Nights is the latest annual festival illuminating large parts of Canary Wharf in east London.

Don McCullin photos show reality of war and poverty


It is not often that when critiquing war we can look straight into the eyes of those most affected. 

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour


This new film is set over 20 years ago, but the pressures on athletes remain the same today. Nick Clark recommends this visceral look into the elite sport

Flint is harrowing to watch—but there is also hope


In 2014, Michigan’s state government decided to cut costs by redirecting Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the river Flint

County Lines—a bleak vision of hopeless, demonised teenage victims


County Lines doesn’t flinch from showing the squalor behind the headlines. But it feels as if it’s avoiding the most important question

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