The Masters, the Pastors and those they tread on: Review of ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ and...

Jonas Liston sees important statements about Ireland's present crisis in these examinations of it's past. Both North and South Ireland have been at the sharp end of capitalism's current crisis, with all sections of its...

No laughing matter! The state of comedy in Britain

Mitch Mitchell takes a look at how popular comedy developed in the 1980s into something that challenged the oppressive ideas of society, rather than reinforcing them, as well as asking if there is any radical edge to comedy today.

A View from the Bridge : A modern classic stripped to its tragic roots

Jack Farmer reviews a new production of Arthur Miller's play, currently running at the Young Vic Director Ivo van Hove's production of A View from the Bridge strips away all distractions, distilling Arthur Miller's classic tragedy down...

Review: Comics unmasked

Adam DC reviews a new exhibition at the British Library, Comics Unmasked, which illustrates how in a period of austerity and social degeneration, the politics of the comic is moving leftwards again.   Politics is an...

Behind the screens: an interview with two Curzon cinema workers

Ritzy workers in south London recently went on strike for the Living Wage, but they are by no means unique. Rs21 member, Estelle Cooch, caught up with two workers from Curzon cinemas and asked them to...

‘I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermillion goldfish’ – Matisse’s cut-outs reviewed

The latest exhibition at the Tate Modern is of the cut-outs created by Henri Matisse in his later years. Mitch Mitchell shares his thoughts.

Gabriel García Márquez: magic and memory

Mike Gonzalez writes Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87, was a globally recognised name even before he won his Nobel Prize in literature on 8 December 1982. His greatest work One Hundred Years of Solitude was translated into 20...

Film review: Starred Up

What gives the prison film its tension is a dynamic between trapped, animalistic energy and the dream of liberty.

Short Story: Fresh Apricots

Fresh Apricots' first appeared in Dancing in Damascus, a book of short stories that was also published in Arabic and Turkish. It's about surveillance and the political prisons in Syria under Hafiz al Assad.