Courts use participation in rap music used as evidence of ‘bad character’.
The 'controversial' politics of Roger Waters take centre stage in his first farewell tour 'This Is Not a Drill' tour
Dara O'Cogaidhin reviews The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe by Ellen Clifford
Review of Mangrove, first film in Steve McQueens Small Axe series.
Punch up, not down.
Review of Blue Story, directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) A low-budget debut film made by British hip-hop artist Rapman has hit the news for all the wrong reasons.
Over 80 years ago, CLR James’ remarkable work, The Black Jacobins was published in London. Its author openly intended his book to “stimulate the coming emancipation of Africa”. And indeed it did, playing a part in developing a movement of young black intellectuals in London, who were paralleled by similar figures in Paris and New […]
THE online culture wars became inflamed again recently in an episode triggered by — of all things — microwave rice. After celebrity chef Jamie Oliver released his new “Punchy Jerk Rice” Dawn Butler, Labour MP and daughter of Jamaican immigrants, took to Twitter to admonish him. She wrote: “#jamieoliver @jamieoliver #jerk I’m just wondering do you know what #Jamaican#jerk […]
João Moreira Salles’ thoughtful cinematic essay No Intenso Agora begins with Charles de Gaulle’s address to France on New Year’s Day 1968. A warm, almost grandfatherly figure, de Gaulle comments with palpable irony that although “the future is difficult to predict” he is pleased by the “happy, peaceful outlook that 1968 offers upon the nation”. […]
Does Charlie Brooker's latest effort hold a mirror up to the real threat?