Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

Albert Deck seeks inspiration from the new documentary about socialist filmmaker Ken Loach. Sometimes I find that I like the idea of Loach's films more than I do the experience of watching them. Ladybird Ladybird,...

Review: The Battle of Grangemouth: A Worker’s Story

In late October 2013, workers at the Ineos twin plant at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, suffered an epic defeat, which in terms of the sacking of site stewards, the scrapping of the pension scheme and the...

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: A Party with Socialists in It

Simon Hannah’s book about the history of the Labour left can help us think through what strategies the left should adopt

Paying to work for free

Olivia Arigho Stiles reviews Ross Perlin's book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy (Verso, 2012) "Interns built the pyramids", The Baffler magazine once pronounced. So why do we...

A journey through utopian landscapes: Last Futures – review

Ruth Lorimer reviews Douglas Murphy's new book Last Futures: Nature, Technology, and the End of Architecture Douglas Murphy's Last Futures is a fascinating journey through the utopian landscapes of radical modernist architecture. Delving into plans for...

Review: The Ministry of Nostalgia

Amy Gilligan reviews Owen Hatherley's book The Ministry of Nostalgia: Consuming Austerity (Verso, 2015) The Ministry of Nostalgia is an exploration of the way a particular version of the past, particularly the austerity of the...

Review: Sorry to Bother You…

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

Malevich: new art for a new world

Lois JC (Brixton) reviews the Tate Modern's new show Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of the Russian avant garde artist Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) in 25 years. The exhibition illustrates,...

Reviews: The Pianist and Defiance

27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Colin Revolting reviews two films set during WW2 that chronicle Jewish resistance Defiance (2009) When the Nazis invade Belarus, three Jewish brothers escape into the woods and vow to resist. But as...