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Taking our cue from Raymond Williams’ ‘culture is ordinary’, we explore how politics works through old and new media, books, film, stage and screen, music and sport.

We cover a breadth of themes, from representations of class, race and gender in the arts, to progressive and reactionary uses of nostalgia, to the grassroots voices democratising the channels of communication.

media

Taking our cue from Raymond Williams’ ‘culture is ordinary’, we explore how politics works through old and new media, books, film, stage and screen, music and sport.

We cover a breadth of themes, from representations of class, race and gender in the arts, to progressive and reactionary uses of nostalgia, to the grassroots voices democratising the channels of communication.

media

  • A group of people sitting on the floor, heads down, waiting

    Cinema on the move

    Inventive films are helping shift migration narratives from suffering to empowerment while expanding the politics of possibility, argue Lily Parrott and Laura Stahnke

  • Photographs of three of the five women features in Red Valkyries (From left to right: Alexandra Kollontai, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Lyudmila Pavlichenko)

    Red Valkyries – review

    In exploring the lives of the revolutionary socialist feminists of the past, Red Valkyries demonstrates the value and importance of feminism in the 21st century, argues Rachel Collett

  • A man with a bandaged face and a traffic warden uniform standing guard with a rifle in a still from the 1984 film Threads

    Navigating the apocalypse through popular culture

    From plague and pandemics to zombies and ‘cli-fi’, apocalyptic narratives have long reflected and shaped the anxieties of our age, write Siobhan McGuirk and Marzena Zukowska

  • Black British history is much more than Windrush

    Noah Anthony Enahoro argues that the long history of black people in the UK is minimised by focusing solely on twentieth century immigration

  • A photo of Machu Picchu

    What poetry on ruins can teach us about our present struggles

    Ruined spaces and their poetics offer valuable insights into contemporary struggles and injustices, says Cecilia Enjuto Rangel

  • A collage of images featuring Peter Kennard and two of his artworks - one showing a CND logo cutting through a bomb, the other a shadow of a person against the flag of Ukraine

    Peter Kennard: pictures for peace

    Peter Kennard reflects on a career focused on creating anti-war art, from documenting protests to dissecting nuclear weapons

  • Book cover image of Uncommon Wealth shows a lion roaring

    Uncommon Wealth – review

    Kojo Koram’s book cuts through tabloid headlines to examine the material legacy of colonialism: extreme wealth for an elite few; poverty for the rest. By Leah Cowan

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