Review: Ali Smith’s Autumn, the first Brexit novel

Kate Bradley argues that Ali Smith's Autumn is precisely the kind of book about Brexit we don't need in our changing political climate.   Autumn is a novel about Brexit. It's also a book about Pop...

Get organised! A guide from Ritzy and Curzon workers

In the past few months the strikes at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton and the growing campaign at Curzon cinema for the Living Wage have been an inspiration for those questioning how we can...

‘Your lunacy fits in nicely with my own’ (from ‘Sea Song’)

Starting out as drummer and singer for Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt has been making music for over 5 decades. Neil Rogall reviews 'Different Every Time', a new biography of him by Marcus O'Dair Robert Wyatt, now in...

Review: Sorry to Bother You…

Boots Riley's film Sorry to Bother You (USA, 2018) is a breath of fresh air.

Images of Russia from liberation to oppression

Steve Eason reviews Red Star Over Russia and Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, both at Tate Modern.

Favourites of 2018: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend the music, films, books, exhibitions and TV they discovered in 2018.

Je Suis Charlie Chaplin

Colin Revolting looks at the politics of Charlie Chaplin When millions of people held "Je Suis Charlie" signs in memory of the cartoonists killed in Paris last month, a different Charlie came to mind. Charlie...

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
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Ten radical poems for National Poetry Day

Like the song says, socialism is about bread, but also roses. With the help of rs21 members we've gathered ten poems about the fight against capitalism, racism and women's oppression, and our dreams for a better...

Chuck Berry

Mitch Mitchell remembers Chuck Berry, one of the originators of Rock'n'roll. The death of rock 'n' roll's finest poet has been announced. Charles Edward "Chuck" Berry was born in St. Louis Missouri on October 18, 1926....