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John Pilger's film The Coming War On China exposes US brutality in Pacific Ocean

29 November 2016
Veteran left wing filmmaker John Pilger turns the tables on US scaremongering about Chinese military expansion by exposing the imperialist history of the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

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

How revolutionary times produced revolutionary art

01 November 2016
The 1917 Russian Revolution unleashed a torrent of creativity in every field of art, from painting and sculpture to acting, poetry and architectural engineering.

Caravaggio—paintings that pushed the boundaries of a new society

18 October 2016
A new exhibition explores the work of 17th century artist Caravaggio and his followers—and the turbulent period that produced it, writes?Julie Sherry

Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state

14 October 2016
Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown

Joint cinema workers' strike called after Ritzy workers walk out

11 October 2016
Striking workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, south London, marched to the BFI London film festival in Leicester Square on Thursday of last week.

Abstract Expressionism—when New York was alive with promise

04 October 2016
The Royal Academy’s exhibition gives a glimpse of New York’s artistic scene in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Don't forget Dada’s rebellion against a ridiculous society

13 September 2016
It’s 100 years since the birth of the Dada artistic movement. Rachel Levine argues BBC’s new TV documentary Gaga for Dada misses the point entirely.

A spirited defence of alcohol against middle class panic

05 July 2016
The Tate’s Art and Alcohol exhibition shows how working class drinking has been stigmatised—to avoid any deeper questions

Putting our class on the screen - an interview with Tony Garnett

05 July 2016
Tony Garnett, producer of Cathy Come Home, talks to Sadie Robinson about battling BBC bosses, representing working class life and why we need socialist change

From no place to our place—five hundred years of Utopia

10 May 2016
On the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, Hassan Mahamdallie looks through history at how people’s dreams of a better society were born

Much Ado About Nothing? Why read Shakespeare?

19 April 2016
William Shakespeare was more than the royal court’s bard. On the 400th anniversary of his death,?Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at his real legacy

Marcus Barnes—‘You’re never going to stop people writing on the walls’

22 March 2016
Graffiti artist turned journalist Marcus Barnes told Alistair Farrow why he’s relaunched magazine Keep the Faith—and why public space needs defending

Delacroix and the rise of modern art

15 March 2016
This superb exhibition explores early 19th century French painter Eugene Delacroix’s influence on the movements that would later transform modern art.

Unexpected Eisenstein—sketching the inspiration from revolution in Russia

01 March 2016
An exhibition of Sergei Eisenstein’s drawings reveals some of the Soviet film maker’s power and little known aspects of his work, says?Roger Huddle

Reviews round-up

23 February 2016
Leonardo da Vinci: Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum | America in Revolt: the Art of Protest at the Shapero Modern | The Glass Bead Game podcasts

Electronic Superhighway—how the internet has transformed art

09 February 2016
Electronic Superhighway showcases over 100 artworks that look at the impact of computer and internet technology on artists from the mid-1960s to today.

Reviews round-up

24 November 2015
For up to date information on the locations and programme go to deadline.org.uk

The Joe Hill Dream—dream you saw him and then get organising

24 November 2015
To mark the centenary of Joe Hill’s death, writer John Fay’s new play The Joe Hill Dream is being staged across six theatres in the North West.

How far has TV come from the bad old days of racism?

24 November 2015
Actors Warren Mitchell and Saeed Jaffrey, who both died this month remind us of a time when TV in Britain was almost all white, writes Yuri Prasad

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