If Beale Street Could Talk: An Unusual Protest Film
Barry Jenkins takes the magic of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk to produce a film that elevates young black love amidst rising mass incarceration of 1970s USA
Facing Extinction: New Book Explores the Ongoing Genocide of the Rohingya
A meticulous, fact-based and historical approach to the ongoing Rohingya genocide
From 25 August 2017, as the horror of the brutal ethnic cleansing of Myanmar’s long-persecuted...
Poem: Ode To Iain Duncan Smith
Oh Minister for Worry and Work.
Your head is a perfect egg
waiting for the teaspoon
to come crashing down on it.
You’re on the side of hard working
arses who haven’t...
Dramas of Affection and Enslavement in Roma and The Second Mother
Latin American cinema gets to grips with the legacy of colonialism
Winner of Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and new Netflix release, Roma is the latest film directed by Mexican...
The Tides Are Turning: Climate Optimism for 2019
Despite the headlines, the past year was a turning point for climate action.
Even for those who don’t regularly engage with or care about so-called ‘green issues’, you’d...
Porgy and Bess and the Place Just Beyond White Civility
ENO’s Porgy and Bess is a musical triumph that tackles, however imperfectly, black cultural representation.
The first performance of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess was in 1935...
Editors’ Picks for Your 2019 Reading List
Step into 2019 equipped with classic fiction and non-fiction. Here are a few book recommendations from five of our editors.
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin...