Mafia III – fighting white supremacy in ‘New Bordeaux’

Arjun Mahadevan reviews a new game, Mafia 3, with a black Vietnam vet hero and in the process takes down white supremacy Mafia III is an open-world action game set in 1968 in the...

16 August 1819

Rich Belbin reviews Mike Leigh's film Peterloo. The film tells the story of a moment of British history that is too often forgotten.

People’s theatre and fun palaces: the life of Joan Littlewood

Radical left wing theatre director Joan Littlewood changed the face of modern British theatre. Marking the centenary of her birth  there will be celebrations across Britain in honour of her achievements and ambitions including...

We’re all off to Glasgow in the Green: in defence of the Green Brigade

Jamie Lewis comments on the two-match ban imposed on Celtic supporters the Green Brigade. I don't think I have seen anything like the Celtic fans in all the stadiums I have played. - Xavi Parkhead, Celtic FC's...

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.

On being comrades

On a night out drinking and suffering from the resulting inebriated disposition, Karl Marx and his friends Edgar Bauer and Wilhelm Liebkneckt started smashing up a number of street lanterns using a pile of...

Review – Edward Upward: Art and Life

Andrew Stone reviews a recent biography of the left-wing writer Edward Upward,  Edward Upward: Art and Life by Peter Stansky Edward Upward was one of the less-feted members of the 'Auden Circle', a generation of...

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...

A Kestral for a Knave: fifty years on

Barry Hines's book A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, was published fifty years ago this year, but it remains as relevant as ever.

Sonic boom: Kefaya’s Radio International

Neil Rogall finds Kefaya's debut album 'Radio International a fantastic listen When fusion albums work they can be astonishing. The intersections, the borderlands, the clashes, the moments of meeting between cultures, genres, city and country...