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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.

Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

16 November 2017
Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

Electrical Gaza—the hope and terror in a siege city

10 October 2017
If Rosalind Nashashibi doesn’t win the Turner arts prize, then something’s gone wrong.

Reviews round-up: The Sparsholt Affair

03 October 2017
Also: Prophets of Rage, The Fred Hampton Appreciation Society

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

12 September 2017
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

12 September 2017
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

05 September 2017
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

01 September 2017
A working class white woman finds her voice through hip hop in a provocative new film that’s tipped for awards

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

28 August 2017
Photographer Ceres spoke to Alistair Farrow about the influences behind his new book Hiraeth

New Ghostpoet album is best when it’s most political

28 August 2017
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

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