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Lights festival illuminates east London

Lights festival illuminates east London Colourful Nights is the latest annual festival illuminating large parts of Canary Wharf in east London.

Don McCullin photos show reality of war and poverty

Don McCullin photos show reality of war and poverty It is not often that when critiquing war we can look straight into the eyes of those most affected. 

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour

The Racer shows the truth behind cycling glamour This new film is set over 20 years ago, but the pressures on athletes remain the same today. Nick Clark recommends this visceral look into the elite sport

Flint is harrowing to watch—but there is also hope

Flint is harrowing to watch—but there is also hope In 2014, Michigan’s state government decided to cut costs by redirecting Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the river Flint

County Lines—a bleak vision of hopeless, demonised teenage victims

County Lines—a bleak vision of hopeless, demonised teenage victims County Lines doesn’t flinch from showing the squalor behind the headlines. But it feels as if it’s avoiding the most important question

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police

Small Axe—Red, White and Blue shows truth of racist police The third film in Steve McQueen’s series takes on the institutional racism that exists in the police

Don’t miss this book about women’s liberation battles

20 November 2020
Misbehaving recounts the 1970 Miss World protest in the words of those who made it happen

Mangrove—a powerful, and long overdue, tale of a struggle for justice

15 November 2020
The first film in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine

Mr Wilder & Me is a novel to give you hope

04 November 2020
Jonathan Coe’s latest novel might be described as “life-affirming” but it is so much better than that makes it sound.

Looted—an understated look at a life going nowhere

04 November 2020
Looted is billed as a crime thriller, but it’s not really that at all

Borat—subsequent Moviefilm for make benefit of liberalism

04 November 2020
The second Borat film caught the US right in compromising positions. But its own liberal racism shouldn’t get a free pass

Kiss the Ground—documentary delivers climate change hope

16 October 2020
“The Truth is, I had given up.”

Rocks—a brilliant, realistic film about young lives in London film

16 October 2020
Rocks is a teenager struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother Emmanuel after her mum leaves them suddenly. 

Oil firms taken to task in Devil Has a Name 

09 October 2020
The star-studded drama can’t quite decide what kind of film it wants to be. But Simon Basketter says it’s enjoyable watching it try to work it out 

A Moving Image shows gentrified London and a city constantly in motion

09 October 2020
This award winning film investigates gentrification in Brixton, south London, 

Public Enemy release a nostalgic album for new struggles

02 October 2020
Fans have been waiting for Public Enemy to drop their new album What you Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? since they returned to the Def Jam label

The Rhino Conspiracy—a novel that’s more than a thriller

02 October 2020
The Rhino Conspiracy by Peter Hain follows a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle taking on corruption in the governing elite

Sue Perkins documentary shows the lives behind the border wall 

21 September 2020
 

Elena Ferrante's latest examines suffocating world of teenagers

21 September 2020
If you want a break from the big stresses of coronavirus and economic crisis, read Elena Ferrante’s new novel. There you can fall into a world of the very real, but smaller-scale, stresses of a teenage girl.

Raging class anger on Idles’ bitter new album Ultra Mono

21 September 2020
The latest offering from this guitar-driven five piece has no shortage of fights to pick, with assaults on war, sexism, racism and poverty, writes Alan Kenny

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