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Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels

Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels It’s no secret that disabled film roles tend to be played by able-bodied actors.

Imagine a police state that can read your thoughts in Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams

Imagine a police state that can read your thoughts in Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams Channel 4’s new series promises to go deeper than most adaptations into the cult science fiction writer’s nightmarish world, writes Ken Olende

Levar Burton Reads—fantastic tales of past and future

Levar Burton Reads—fantastic tales of past and future Three months in, this new podcast is proving a reliably delightful source of short stories with a twist of fantasy.

Patti Cake$ shows poverty and escapism from the wrong side of the tracks

Patti Cake$ shows poverty and escapism from the wrong side of the tracks A working class white woman finds her voice through hip hop in a provocative new film that’s tipped for awards, writes Oisín Challen Flynn

Hiraeth documents the beauty and ugliness of South Wales’ industrial past

Hiraeth documents the beauty and ugliness of South Wales’ industrial past Photographer Ceres spoke to Alistair Farrow about the influences behind his new book Hiraeth

New Ghostpoet album is best when it’s most political

New Ghostpoet album is best when it’s most political London lyricist and musician Ghostpoet’s fourth album Dark Days and Canapes takes a more explicitly, and welcome, political direction than his previous work.

Coriolanus—‘People aren’t satisfied as pedestrians in the system’

18 August 2017
Sope Dirisu, who takes the lead role in Royal Shakespeare Company’s Coriolanus this autumn, spoke to Lois Browne about a play debating power and the people

Sexism has undermined Game of Thrones’ wide appeal

01 August 2017
The seventh season of Game of Thrones is well underway and has been met with much rejoicing from fans.

Tragedy rubs shoulders with controversy at Edinburgh Festival

01 August 2017
This year’s Edinburgh Festival has been caught up in political controversy before it has even begun.

Exhibitions in Middlesbrough that inspire radicalism

11 July 2017
The Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art (Mima) is far from having million pound paintings hanging on sterile walls.

Prodigy 1974-2017

27 June 2017
US rapper Prodigy died on Wednesday of last week.

These Trees are Made of Blood—a jarring cabaret of state oppression and resistance

27 June 2017
This horrifying cabaret pays tribute to the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo—women who never stopped searching for their children “disappeared” by Argentina’s dictatorship.

The Place is Here—exhibition celebrates our unity against the racists

27 June 2017
An art exhibition in London and Middlesbrough shows black artists taking on racism and empire but it falls short on class politics, says Antony Hamilton

Reviews round-up

20 June 2017
See what events are coming up with reviews of events and exhibitions

Exhibition of drawings challenges our disconnect society

20 June 2017
The Graphic Witness exhibition at the Drawing Room in south London is showcasing works from the 1930s up until today.

Film shows art rebel John Berger in his democratic element

20 June 2017
The Seasons in Quincy provides a fitting and poetic tribute to the committed humanity of late art writer and revolutionary John Berger, says Jeff Jackson

Beyond the Great Wave—British Museum’s focus is not on Hokusai’s best

06 June 2017
The British Museum is celebrating the most famous figure in Japanese art. Katsushika Hokusai was a prolific print-maker and painter who lived from 1760-1849.

From punk to Trump—a compelling introspective

10 January 2017
Gee Vaucher’s extensive body of work spanning 50 years reveals one of the best and most political collage artists of the century, writes?Jeff Jackson

John Berger was a firm Marxist who transformed art history

03 January 2017
John Berger, who died on Monday at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more.

The ABC of Capitalism—it’s back to school for young and old with this exhibition

29 November 2016
There are hard plastic chairs and work on the walls—but this is no ordinary classroom. The ABC of Capitalism is seriously good fun, writes Geoff Brown

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