A review of Parasite, (South Korea, written and directed by Bong Joon-ho) by Dave Kellaway “Ki-taek: They are rich but still nice Chung-sook, Ki-taek’s wife: They are nice because they are rich Chung-sook, Ki-taek’s wife: If I had all this I would be kinder” This is a film for our dark times. Director, Bong Joon-ho, looks behind the shiny Samsung phones and Hyundai cars of the South Korean economic miracle and unmasks the reality of capitalist class relations. He shows how they affect people’s choices and actions. On different levels it is a black comedy, a ghost story and even…
Poet Maureen Duffy celebrates the incredible impact of Whale Nation, which inspired an international campaign to ban hunting these mighty sea mammals.
It is shocking how little people know about how their clothes are made and the inhumanity of the fashion industry.
David Wilson reviews Brexit Boris by Heathcote Williams and is appalled by what he learns about the British foreign secretary.
Matthew Crampton’s book of narratives and songs sheds new light on the horrific cost of emigration, slavery and transportation
Celebrating the cultural achievements of the early Russian revolution which had at its centre a commitment to the politics of socialism.
Colin Gibson reviews Brexit Boris: From Mayor to Nightmare, which lays bare the sordid story of Britain’s floppy-haired ‘national treasure’.
Tansy Hoskins strips away the apparel trade’s decorative exterior and then dynamites the foundations of the fashion trade.
Dylan’s songs of the sixties offer both a bracing protest against enduring enemies and a salutary critique of some of our own worst habits.
Roger Perry’s photos capture a uniquely English take on graffiti; charged with subversive humour and heartfelt poetic sentiment
From Malcolm McLaren and the Angry Brigade to Madness and Heathcote Williams, tracing the story of Britain’s graffiti pioneers.