This new pamphlet tells the story of how textile workers in Lancashire came to support the abolition of slavery in the US.
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.
McMafia grapples with the differences between “good” and “bad” capitalism—and makes thrilling drama at the same time.
The Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art, signed by French writer André Breton and Mexican painter Diego Rivera was published in 1938.
Behind the numbers which dominate the refugee crisis lie millions of untold stories. Artist Ai Weiwei’s film Human Flow brings them out, writes Sally Kincaid
In her 30 years in the music industry, Bjork has always pushed boundaries.
In 1974 workers at the Rolls-Royce engine factory in East Kilbride refused to work on engines used by the Chilean air force.
On the back of the huge commercial success of reggae in the 1970s, a new breed of producers and MCs sought to update the music for the 80s.
Former US president Bill Clinton’s secretary for labor Robert Reich thinks inequality is too high and that the rich should pay more tax. He endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.
Racist violence blew up on the streets of west London on 30 August 1958.
The Idea Home Show at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
New film Battle of the Sexes shows the sexism of the 1970s and one of the battles against it, but misses the broader context
The “people’s laureate” Benjamin Zephaniah is taking his autobiography on tour this spring.
Network is about an ageing news anchor getting mad.
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