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.
The Lost Cinemas of Palestine
14 November 2018
Ahmad Al-Bazz documents the steady demolition of Palestine's once-iconic cinemas and picturehouses.
“Utopia is all around us”
7 April 2018
Jonny Gordon-Farleigh of STIR magazine talks to Ruth Potts about the power of utopian thinking in an age of crisis.
Cultural Democracy Now
14 February 2018
A deeper engagement with culture can strengthen our democracy, taking political projects beyond electoral impact and festival memes into a whole new world of radical, lasting change.
It’s time for a cultural renewal of the left
27 January 2018
Andrew Dolan writes that we need to integrate art, music, films and poetry into our movement, creating spaces where political ideas are given further room to breathe.
Working class theatre: Save Our Steel takes the stage
18 September 2017
A new play inspired by Port Talbot’s ‘Save Our Steel’ campaign asks questions about the working class leaders of today. Adam Johannes talks to co-director Rhiannon White about the project, the people and the politics behind it
Real stories with real people: the films of Sanjay Kak
7 September 2017
Dipesh Pandya speaks to documentary film-maker Sanjay Kak, who for 30 years has been working outside the mainstream to tell a story rooted in the struggles of those excluded by India’s militarism and its narrative of neoliberal growth
What is Acid Corbynism?
2 September 2017
Jeremy Gilbert on how radical Labour politics can be inspired by the utopianism of the counterculture
Imagining a future free of oppression
25 August 2017
Writer, artist and organiser Ama Josephine Budge says holding on to our imagination of tomorrow helps create a different understanding today
Neoliberalism: the break-up tour
14 August 2017
Sarah Woods and Andrew Simms ask why, given the trail of destruction it has left, we are still dancing to the neoliberal tune
Interview: Queer British Art
27 July 2017
James O'Nions talks to author Alex Pilcher about the Tate’s Queer British Art exhibition and her book A Queer Little History of Art
Baldwin: Prophet of the Intersectional Oasis
7 April 2017
For the past 3 years, Barby Asante and members of London-based artists' collective, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, have been responding directly to the vision of James Baldwin. Ahead of the nationwide release of a new film about the American activist and author, they reflect on the enduring relevance of Baldwin in Britain today.
In pictures: designing for change
2 February 2017
Sana Iqbal, the designer behind the identity of The World Transformed festival and the accompanying cover of Red Pepper, talks about the importance of good design
The new politics of art
16 November 2016
Nina Power calls for an assertion of true human wealth through shared resources, knowledge, and art – while Jessie Hoskin and Sasha Josette explain how The World Transformed festival will respond to this call
Art, politics and potentias
7 September 2016
A potentia is similar to a utopia but rooted in the here and now. Danielle Child speaks to artist Jane Lawson about her forthcoming project Second Degree Potentias.
It’s time to celebrate multiculturalism again
16 August 2016
Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg tells his story in The Confession - a feature length documentary showing in cinemas now. Luke Wilson spoke to director Ashish Ghadiali about the British Asian experience of the War on Terror
The disappearing exhibition
10 February 2016
Danielle Child reviews An Imagined Museum, which invites visitors to commit artworks to memory before they are removed – and re-created
Chats: The people’s palace
11 January 2016
As Chats Palace in Hackney celebrates its 40th anniversary, Red Pepper takes a look through the arts centre's photographic archives
A rich man’s world
1 October 2015
Danielle Child visits a fascinating exhibition telling the damning history of finance