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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

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

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
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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

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.

An Enemy of the People—exploring Arthur Miller’s legacy on stage

20 October 2015
This new production is a powerful revival of Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People.  

Communists and cops—the radical roots of Henning Mankell’s noir

13 October 2015
The late Henning Mankell’s Wallander stories built on social realism—but the genre’s roots lie in a Marxist critique of Sweden, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Reviews round-up

13 October 2015
Diffusion 2015: Looking for America; Invisible Heroes; and South London Shorts

Strike suspended at National Museum Wales

29 September 2015
Planned strikes at the National Museum Wales were suspended last weekend following talks with bosses.

National Gallery strikers need real support from the TUC

15 September 2015
National Gallery strikers visited the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday of this week to raise support for their all-out strike.

Over 130,000 people back the National Gallery strikers

08 September 2015
The National Gallery workers are entering their second month of all-out strike, reports Nick Clark

Gallery workers across England, Scotland and Wales coordinate walkouts

18 August 2015
Workers at the National Gallery in central London, the National Museum of Wales and National Galleries of Scotland are set to strike together next Saturday.

Kick the vandals out of the National Gallery

18 August 2015
The fight at the National Gallery has entered a crucial stage—and the need for solidarity with the striking workers is greater than ever.

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