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Boss - drama shows corruption at the heart of politics

Review of the recent TV series Boss - exploring the murky underworld of Chicago's political scene Read more...

Hip Hop for who?

Hip-hop music originated in 1970’s block parties in New York, especially in poorer areas like The Bronx. Read more...

Never let me go: What makes us human?

What makes us human? Simon Hardy reviews Never let me go, a stark humanist tale which takes a swipe at unethical science in the modern age Read more...

Toy Story 3 – a religious allegory

Simon Hardy reviews Toy Story 3 (Disney/Pixar - 2010) and finds some surprising religious views Read more...

WOBBLIES!

Review of a new graphical history of the IWW, by Patrick Spackman Read more...

Playing with Politics?

Rachel Hodgins reviews Playing with Fire by David Edgar, National Theatre to 21 October Read more...

City of God

City of God is a movie set in the favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro with a style that could be described as Tarantino crossed with Ken Loach - cartoon violence laced with social realism. Read more...

Moore's message: racist white America is scared

Bill Jenkins reviews Bowling for Colombine, directed by Michael Moore, on general release Read more...

A lesson in how history repeats itself

Marshall Somerset reviews the film: The Fog of War: 11 lessons from the life of Robert S MacNamara Read more...

Taking sides in the science wars

Jack Tully makes sense of the science wars that have gripped the USA, and argues that socialists must be at the forefront of a critical defence of science Read more...