A brief history of the Teddy Boys

The post war youth subculture that became the subject of a moral panic.

Music helps us struggle for a better world

Amy Downham is inspired by a recent book about music and politics. I met Dave Randall a few years ago on an antiracism march. I had recently joined rs21 in search of reassurance that I wasn’t alone in...

Atlas Shrugged: the world’s most boring cult novel

Finn Lees of Leeds rs21 revisits Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged 60 years after its publication, arguing that it is not the tool of bourgeois propaganda that many think it is. On 10 October 1957 Random...

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...
Black Panthers exhibition

Review: Soul of a Nation

Caliban's Revenge finds the current exhibition at Tate Modern a great place for searching for answers in a time of crisis and opportunity. In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther...

William Blake: Apprentice and Master

William Blake was a revolutionary in poetry, engraving and politics. John Walker reviews a new exhibition of his artwork in Oxford. William Blake was a revolutionary. One of the funniest things, for those in the...

Film review: Starred Up

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

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...

Review: Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Olivia Arigho Stiles reviews a new exhibition at the Barbican. The Barbican's new exhibition explores the relationship between photography and architecture in the epoch of modernity.  The exhibition is testament to the enduring power of...

The Handmaid’s Tale: hope is evident amidst repression

Angela Stapleford argues that the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale holds up a mirror to the worst possibilities within our own world, but also shows the possibility of resistance. Angela writes book...