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This Way Up—a show that can laugh at life’s problems

This Way Up—a show that can laugh at life’s problems Far from being grim, this is a programme full of empathy and humour

LETTERS—We stand with Steve Bell against illiberal censorship

LETTERS—We stand with Steve Bell against illiberal censorship In the latest outburst of illiberal censorship on that liberal flagship, The Guardian newspaper has pulled two cartoons by the brilliant and long-serving left wing cartoonist Steve Bell.

Kursk—a film that gives a snapshot of Russian society

Kursk—a film that gives a snapshot of Russian society Kursk—the Last Mission, tells the story of a Russian submarine disaster in 2000. It is for people who like war and disaster films.

Harlem 1969—a forgotten festival of the oppressed

Harlem 1969—a forgotten festival of the oppressed A new book by journalist Stuart Cosgrove uncovers the story of the historic Harlem Cultural Festival. He spoke to Alistair Farrow about its legacy today

Series of Catch-22 defies book’s ‘unfilmable’ reputation

Series of Catch-22 defies book’s ‘unfilmable’ reputation The new TV adaptation of Catch 22 captures the ridiculous and unsettling atmosphere of Joseph Heller’s classic novel.

When art from streets raged at the silence over HIV and AIDS

When art from streets raged at the silence over HIV and AIDS Artist Keith Haring’s work came out of the New York graffiti and gay scenes. A new exhibition in Liverpool charts his too-brief career, writes Noel Halifax

At Eternity’s Gate tells a story of fragility and artistic genius

01 April 2019
While this film about Van Gogh’s last years could have approached the writer’s life in more fruitful ways, it remains poignant, writes Ben Windsor

Why there’s nothing funny about using blackface

26 February 2019
Recently the Gucci luxury fashion brand produced a jumper which, when pulled over the wearer’s lower head, looks like blackface.

Diane Arbus used her photographs to tell stories

19 February 2019
Diane Arbus’s portraits grab your attention and challenge you.

Jeff Koons’s art is glitzy, but does it still have power to shock?

19 February 2019
A new exhibition featuring 17 famously grotesque pieces by Jeff Koons jostles with antiquity at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, writes?Kate Douglas

Nominations at the Oscars respond to #MeToo era

28 January 2019
This year’s Oscars will take some living up to the hype.

Dismissed for decades, now Pierre Bonnard takes centre stage

28 January 2019
The French painter is typecast as being a bit lightweight, but a new exhibition at Tate Britain reveals a melancholy and tender artist, writes?Ben Windsor

Kathe Kollwitz—powerful images of loss and struggle

24 April 2018
KAthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)lived through some of the most turbulent years of the 20th century. They were years of great hope and terrible tragedy.

Reviews round-up: The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind exhibition

27 February 2018
Plus British Socialism: The Grand Tour and WOW festival

Art exhibition that shows how another world can be made possible

27 February 2018
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

Theatre highlights for 2018

02 January 2018
The Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art, signed by French writer André Breton and Mexican painter Diego Rivera was published in 1938.

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class

02 January 2018
As the hit musical gets rave reviews in the West End, Anthony Hamilton looks at the truth behind the other Hamilton—a racist and a capitalist class fighter

Human Flow brings out the human stories behind the refugee crisis

12 December 2017
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

Bjork’s album Utopia is based on struggle, not escapist fantasy

11 December 2017
In her 30 years in the music industry, Bjork has always pushed boundaries.

Nae Pasaran—Scots who defied Pinochet

11 December 2017
In 1974 workers at the Rolls-Royce engine factory in East Kilbride refused to work on engines used by the Chilean air force.

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