History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
Fighting Fascism: Art As Activism
Jan Fuscoe, of the ‘Brick Lane: The Turning Point’ project, hears from Dan Jones, an artist, activist and campaigner for over 50 years
Brexit’s Toll On Britain’s Creative Industries: The Sadness and Madness that Awaits
Composer Howard Goodall sets out what performers will need to know in a post-Brexit world and reflects on the sorrow of the Government’s desire to erect barriers, when the job of creatives is to tear them down
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ and the Prosecution of America
This Netflix depiction of mass protests repressed by brutal state violence has stark parallels to today, says Ellin Stein
New York City: A Theory of Evolution
Chris Sullivan remembers the run-down, experimental and sleazy New York of punk, hip hop and disco – the creative epicentre of the world, suffocated in recent years by big developers, greed and rent hikes. But could COVID-19 signal a return to its innovative and more humanistic edge?
The Upside Down: Why the Poetry of Claudia Rankine is Essential Reading for Right Now
John Mitchinson considers how the author combines the integrity of an investigative journalist with a rhetorical urgency in a timely exploration of whiteness