Review: Lean Out

Kate Bradley reviews Dawn Foster's Lean Out (Repeater Books, 2016), a book that challenges the liberal feminism promoted by Sheryl Sandberg's business advice book, Lean In.  Lean Out was a book that needed to be written....

Gracchus Babeuf revisited

Historian Doug Enaa Greene reviews The Spectre of Babeuf by Ian Birchall. Often unfairly dismissed by socialists, Gracchus Babeuf represents a break from utopianism towards direct, practical action and all the challenges that implies, and he...

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,...

Review: United We Stand

James B reviews United We Stand, a new play currently touring with Townsend Productions, which tells the story of Des Warren and Ricky Tomlinson, the 1972 construction strike and the Shrewsbury Pickets Casualisation, self-employment and agency work...

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...

Opening up a debate on black America – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Monique Alicia Bell considers her favourite album of 2016 - Lemonade from Beyoncé I have been a Beyoncé fan since the days of Destiny's Child, expressing my teenage moods by blasting 'Emotions' on repeat. As I...

Review: Young Marx

The new play Young Marx is an affectionate and funny account of Karl Marx's early life as an impoverished émigré in Victorian London, says Keith McKenna. The revolution will be fun, at least if playwrights Richard Bean and Clive...

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.
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Behind Capital: A Review of Alex Callinicos’ “Deciphering Capital”

Joe Sabatini assesses an important new work of Marxist theory. Deciphering Capital is a long awaited work, which Alex Callinicos has been developing over a number of years. Although stimulated by the resurgence in Marxist political...

Nobody need see Fifty Shades of Grey for fun

Magpie Corvid reviews Fifty Shades of Grey Nobody need see Fifty Shades of Grey for fun. For a smart, sexy film about dominance and submission, check out Secretary. Fifty Shades fails utterly. It is beautifully shot,...