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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

Giuseppe Penone's sculptures explore links between nature and artist

29 May 2018
Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s latest offerings are a poignant reminder of how we’re alienated from the natural world, says?Esther Neslen

Rage and hope on new album from Parquet Courts

29 May 2018
Until now this brilliant New York band’s most well-known song was called, “Stoned and starving”.

Shape of Light exhibition challenges perception of reality

22 May 2018
 

Portraits that tell deeper stories about their subjects

21 May 2018
Victoria Crowe’s portraits strongly reflect the emotional and intellectual relationship that she formed with her subjects.

Fascists can’t sing—banned songs a hit at Gate Theatre

21 May 2018
A new musical collaboration between a west London theatre and the English National Opera sticks two fingers up to the Nazis, says Jasmine Fischer

Vanley Burke’s iconic images of Birmingham

14 May 2018
It’s an iconic image. Winford Fagan in Handsworth, Birmingham, 1970.

Redoubtable—a flawed take on ‘68 through Godard’s eyes

14 May 2018
A new film about Jean-Luc Godard and 1968 would be better if it focused a little more on the latter and a little less on the former, says?Bethan Turner

Blackfish City is a gripping climate cliffhanger

17 April 2018
This dystopian fable has been warmly received by science fiction and fantasy writers, and could be of interest to many socialists too.

A Far Cry from a hard attack on Trump’s racist rule

17 April 2018
The fifth instalment in the Far Cry series was initially billed as taking on Trump and the far right.

The modernist shock of the new US skyline is still cool

17 April 2018
An exhibtion of the modernist visual art of the early 20th century shows how artists saw the contradictions of US capitalism, writes Kate Douglas

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