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: 13th

Filmmaker Tony Aldis reviews the new Netflix documentary 13th, looking at the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter and the industrial prison complex. 13th is a new film by Ava DuVernay, the director of the...

Review: China Miéville’s October

Charlie Burton reviews China Miéville’s retelling of the story of the tumultuous months 100 years ago leading up to the October revolution. October is published by Verso and available now.  In July 1914, deputies of the...

Favourites of 2018: rs21 reviewers recommend…

Our reviewers recommend the music, films, books, exhibitions and TV they discovered in 2018.
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Book Review: Can Marxist ideas help save the planet?

Ewa Barker reviews a new book that deals with both the technical and political sides of the fight against global warming. Safe Planet –  Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power John Cowsill Earth Books 2014 £11.99 Those of us involved...

Review: Getting By

Tom Haines-Doran reveiws Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain by Lisa McKenzie, published by Policy Press (2015) "Do the lower classes smell? Of course, as a whole, they are dirtier than the upper classes" This...

‘Your lunacy fits in nicely with my own’ (from ‘Sea Song’)

Starting out as drummer and singer for Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt has been making music for over 5 decades. Neil Rogall reviews 'Different Every Time', a new biography of him by Marcus O'Dair Robert Wyatt, now in...

Stressed out: Twenty One Pilots and teenage lives today

Teenager Tazmin Aldis looks at the important issues behind Twenty One Pilots' songs which have been watched a billion of times on Youtube.  Twenty One Pilots are the latest young American male duo to burst onto the music...

Review: ‘The Impossible Revolution’ in Syria

Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub reviews Yassin Al-Haj Saleh's The Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy. Barely a year after the start of the Syrian revolution, in May of 2012, the intellectual and dissident...

Review: Capitalism and Theory

A collection of the writings of Mike Kidron casts light on the heterodox Marxist economist and the revolutionary socialist organisation he once belonged to, writes Brian Parkin.