Critiquing empire through the white man’s gaze – a review of The Revenant

The Revenant has been widely praised, not least for its apparent critique of colonial expansion. However, while its de-romanticisation of the frontier is an improvement on recent cinematic glorification of imperialist violence, the colonised subjects remain...

Policing the Planet – charting changes to policing under neoliberalism

Sølvi Qorda reviews Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton Police killings have reached a shameful apex this week, the highest...

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.

Years and Years: An Inquiry into the Human Prospect

Russell T Davies' new BBC drama Years and Years picks up on important themes, but struggles to fully develop them, writes Escee.
Book cover, I never called it rape

Acquaintance rape: reassessing a classic study

Robin Warshaw's book "I Never Called It Rape" was first published in 1988. Shanice Octavia McBean reconsiders it now as a contribution to the discussion emerging from the last few years' rise in anti-rape activism. "I Never...

Review: The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

Just over 40 years after it was originally preformed, the Dundee Rep ensemble has revived the play The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil (running until 26 September). The original was written and...

rs21 Readers and Writers recommend 2016, part 2

In the second part of our readers and writers' reviews of art which has moved them in 2016 we present theatre, film, music and two very different novels. Railing against corporate greed and individualism: Train...

Exposing the far-right in Austria’s Freedom Party

Austria prepares for elections on 15 October which are likely to result in the far-right Freedom Party helping to form the next government. Nick Evans reviews a new book documenting the extremist groups that...

What’s to be done now? A review of Paul Le Blanc’s Unfinished Leninism

Jonas Liston reviews an essential collection of essays on Lenin and Leninism today (photo of Paul Le Blanc by Alex Bainbridge) The difficult experiences of the revolutionary left recently have led many to question core aspects of...

Review: Safe Space

Colin Wilson is full of praise for a recent book on LGBT history, but highlights a broader political problem. Safe Space: Gay Neighbourhood History and the Politics of Violence Christina B. Hanhardt Duke University Press,...