Lockdown live: ‘Race Today’
24 June 2020
Join Red Pepper editor K Biswas and guests Paul Gilroy, Lola Olufemi, Ciaran Thapar and Joy White to discuss marginality, inequality, creativity and belonging in Britain
The spoils of playing war
28 April 2020
Video games play a key role in sustaining the global military-industrial complex, writes Marzena Zukowska
Making gaming great again
27 April 2020
With pop culture increasingly a political battlefield, Marzena Zukowska asks Carolyn Petit of Feminist Frequency how the left can leverage the momentum of video gaming
Routes to working-class solidarity
19 April 2020
In this second of a two-part series, D Hunter and John-Baptiste Oduor discuss socialism, conservatism and pathways to solidarity within and between working-class communities
Who are ‘the working class’?
17 April 2020
In this first of a two-part series, D Hunter and John-Baptiste Oduor discuss the presence and representation of working-class voices in British culture and politics
Football’s Race Stain
9 December 2019
Racism marred the Manchester derby this weekend. This blemish on the game is an echo of our Prime Minister’s words, says Remi Joseph-Salisbury.
Streaming across borders
4 October 2019
Siobhán McGuirk considers the role of companies like Netflix in widening access to the TV we consume
How television informs our ideas about class
3 October 2019
From Jeremy Kyle to Fleabag, popular television profoundly shapes our ideas about class. It’s time for alternative visions, both behind and on our screens, argues Beth Johnson.
BBC: the case for reform
1 October 2019
Perceptions of bias at the BBC are on the rise. Natalie Fenton, chair of the Media Reform Coalition, puts forward the case for reform.
Film review: Bait and switch
12 September 2019
Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.
Lowkey: Soundtrack to the struggle
10 August 2019
Ashish Ghadiali interviews British-Iraqi rapper Kareem Dennis, aka Lowkey, about viral videos, power in the community, the Grenfell fire and writing lyrics at the cutting edge of political debate
We need to decolonise museums
23 May 2019
Decolonising the museum is a pathway to decolonising society. We must start by providing more honest accounts of our past, says Subhadra Das
Austerity starves our culture
16 May 2019
Museums – and museum workers – have been hit hard by austerity policies and cuts. Clara Paillard outlines some of the key battlegrounds and considers what an alternative cultural policy might look like
24 April 2019
Ewa Jasiewicz reviews the new book by D Hunter
Higher! Further! Faster! More!
19 March 2019
Captain Marvel is Marvel's first blockbuster with a female lead. Miriam Kent asks what we should make of it all these female superheroes taking over the big screen.
Rout and rebellion
15 January 2019
Until the bicentenary neared, generating a successful campaign for a memorial, Peterloo had little purchase on popular memory, writes Tom Hazeldine. Mike Leigh’s new film will help change that.
Playing the game
16 November 2018
The new Women’s Super League season kicked off with renewed media attention. Alex Culvin analyses the growth of women’s football
The Lost Cinemas of Palestine
14 November 2018
Ahmad Al-Bazz documents the steady demolition of Palestine's once-iconic cinemas and picturehouses.
Playing the game
2 October 2018
The new Women’s Super League season kicked off in September with renewed media attention. Alex Culvin analyses the growth of women’s football
Tackling racism, on and off the pitch
11 August 2018
As the Premier League kicks off across England this weekend, Red Pepper columnist Siobhán McGuirk spoke to scholar, author and Everton fan Emy Onuora about racism in football, right-wing 'fan' groups, and the legacies of Russia 2018
16 July 2018
'Home' is not a simple place. Sivamohan Valluvan and Malcolm James explore the complex relationship between nationalism, race and belonging in the beautiful game.