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...

Remaking the Working Class and its Power

Ian Allinson summarises the key ideas in this useful book about workers' power. Forces of Labor, Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870 by Beverly J Silver (Cambridge University Press, 2003) Forces of Labor was greeted with positive...

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: The Pajama Game strikes a chord

Even for those who usually baulk at the idea of seeing a musical, the new production of The Pajama Game is a treat not to be missed, argues Jaz Blackwell-Pal It may seem strange to...

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...

‘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. Matisse was one of the most influential artists of the 20th...

Film review: Starred Up

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

Review: Blurred Lines

Jaz Blackwell-Pal reviews the play Blurred Lines, a political piece of theatre that highlights how powerful women are in the face of misogyny and a sexist onslaught.

Jeremy Deller on the impact of industrialisation

'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' is a multimedia exhibition by artist Jeremy Deller that attempts to demonstrate the impact of industrialisation on the British workers' culture and psyche.

The darkest corners of US military strategy

"If the Americans do this again, we are ready to shed our blood fighting them."