Poem: Exit


As Theresa May hails a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, Kevin Higgins gives an Irish view of a post-divorce Britain.   For Darrell Kavanagh in his hour of need There...

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The Deuce: Nostalgia for a Dirty, Pretty, 1970s New York


HBO’s The Deuce presents the chaotic, violent excitement of life in 1970s New York, showing how nostalgia can also be for a time that is anything but perfect. “Best not to mix the past...

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By the Skin of the Teeth: NHS Dental Services in Crisis


A broken system and low morale threatens the NHS dental service in a crisis that few speak of The NHS is in crisis, as many know. But few are privy to the unreported disaster that...

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Unfinished Business in Puerto Rico: The Case for Debt Audit and Relief after the Hurricanes


The mission to audit Puerto Rico’s public debt comes with its own political challenges Despite President Trump scoring his administration’s response a perfect “10”, the conditions...

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Nordic Matters: Epic Tales from Finland


Finnish tradition brought to life as part of the 'Nordic Matters' series at Southbank   Epic Tales from Finland is, perhaps, not the title you would expect to come across in the London...

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Fractures at Home: Arshad Khan on Documenting His Family History


Umar Ali interviews director Arshad Khan about his new feature documentary ABU which screened at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 ABU is an emotional family journey that grapples...

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Re-Living American History on the Big Screen


The passage of time is depicted in imaginative ways by directors of Mudbound, Last Flag Flying and The Shape of Water It is a quirk of human consciousness that, whether collectively...

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