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Inspiring anti-racist message from 1978

Inspiring anti-racist message from 1978 The Northern Carnival against the Nazis—a rally and concert held on 15 July 1978 in Moss Side, Manchester—was a defining moment in establishing anti-racism in the city and beyond.

The Seagull can't rise above period drama convention

The Seagull cant rise above period drama convention Anton Chekov made his name casting a critical eye on the Russian middle class in the twilight years of Tsarist rule.

Dissent reinterpreted in new exhibition curated by Hislop

Dissent reinterpreted in new exhibition curated by Hislop Powerful pieces are on display at British Museum’s latest big show but its eclecticism means their context is lacking, argues Hassan Mahamdallie

Reason in Revolt

Reason in Revolt “Revolutions would be a lot more successful if we could make them with the people of the future, not the flawed, self-centred specimens we have now,” says Bolshevik soldier Pavel in Alan Gibbons’s fictional account of the Russian Revolution.

Twisted images of a shattered society

Twisted images of a shattered society The term “magical realism” is today generally used to describe a form of literature and is strongly associated with writers in South America.

The importance of politics for the art of Orson Welles

The importance of politics for the art of Orson Welles Mark Cousins’ documentary The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of the filmmaker. He spoke to Simon Basketter about his work and how Welles still resonates today

Edinburgh offers a festival feast of elevating theatre

31 July 2018
Theatre critic Mark Brown offers a guide to the forthcoming Edinburgh Festival—including spectacle, solo performances, Shakespeare and comedy

An analogue hangover or a contemporary triumph?

31 July 2018
If you are in London this summer it is worth dropping in to Somerset House to an exhibition paying homage to magazines—Print! Tearing it up.

Richter’s techniques show seamless transition between artistic mediums

23 July 2018
If you are in Southampton before 18 August, make your way to the John Hansard Gallery to see this free Gerhard Richter exhibition.

A stylish tribute to Glasgow’s Mackintosh

23 July 2018
A new exhibition displays Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work. Dave Sherry looks at the life of the artist who defined Glasgow’s unique look

When the American Dream turned into a nightmare

17 July 2018
The Lehman Trilogy is a three-hour, three-person play that tells the story of the rise and fall of US banking giant Lehman Brothers.

In the Fade is a complex story of racism

26 June 2018
In the Fade is a film filled with raw emotion. It gives a sensitive and realistic portrayal of Islamophobia and its consequences for the main character, Katja.

Wilde is the tragic prince in new film about his final years

22 June 2018
A new release about the life of Oscar Wilde is testament to his wit and an attack on the callousness of the British ruling class, writes?Alistair Farrow

Beat Positive

22 June 2018
In 1987, while British pop music was dominated by the coma-inducing sounds of Rick Astley and Shakin’ Stevens, hip hop was getting busy planning global domination.

War novel set in alternate reality is a bewitching read

19 June 2018
Part fantasy, part war novel, Witchmark is set in an alternative early 20th century and makes for interesting reading.

Irish place names written in the occupiers’ language

12 June 2018
Brian Friel’s play Translations is set in Ireland in 1833 as a new phase of intensified British rule is beginning.

Aerial shots that give new perspectives of the world

12 June 2018
New attractions at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne are incisive and engaging—but both make unsettling viewing, writes Janet Sang

On Behalf of The People

04 June 2018
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Sex and politics in DH Lawrence's The Daughter in Law

04 June 2018
Relationships, strikes and the strife of working class life are brought together in DH Lawrence’s The Daughter in Law.

Love Island revels in people’s alienation from each other

04 June 2018
The popularity of TV programmes such as Love Island tells the story of how capitalism makes commodities of everything around us, argues?Sarah Bates

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