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

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

The true story of how the FBI smeared Martin Luther King

Still from MLK/FBI 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

Baghlan Bay 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

Little known stories of the women who led struggles

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

Spare Ribs adds new layers to Sleaford Mods’ sound

Spare Ribs adds new layers to Sleaford Mods’ sound This is a brilliant album from the East Midlands two-piece Sleaford Mods

Excel Esports documentary reveals pressure and stress of pro gaming industry

Professional gamers wear sponsor-branded clothing just like ‘traditional’ athletes (Pic: BBC) Here’s an unsettling glimpse inside a new but highly lucrative entertainment industry

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

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police


The third film in Steve McQueen’s series takes on the institutional racism that exists in the police

Don’t miss this book about women’s liberation battles


Misbehaving recounts the 1970 Miss World protest in the words of those who made it happen

Ghosts is a good read that can’t quite ditch the cliches


Ghosts is an enjoyable look at the ties that can bind us, and how easily—and traumatically—these can be severed

Mangrove—a powerful, and long overdue, tale of a struggle for justice


The first film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine

His House—a realistic but surreal vision of refuge


This horror film follows a couple, Rial and Bol Majur, who have escaped from the civil war in South Sudan to a small English town

Complex characters make for a harsh, thrilling Irish tale in The Searcher


Tana French, author of the Dublin Murder Squad series, is back with a brilliant standalone novel

Mr Wilder & Me is a novel to give you hope


Jonathan Coe’s latest novel might be described as “life-affirming” but it is so much better than that makes it sound.

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