In 1988, Marxism Today put out a list of "modern" and "new" things. Now, with the future of the left forcing us to radically rethink the "new times", the New Statesman has updated the list for 2016.
Besides the sad realisation that after graduating these people will never realise the potential their teacher sees in them, there is deep melancholy beneath their fantasies about “Wittgenstein Jr” praising them.
On the eve of a major season of adaptations at the Barbican, Erica Wagner goes to Norway to discover how the playwright captured the beginning of the modern world.
Marvellous, the world’s least-likely biopic, reminds us of the power of kindness.
The Dutch director, who has died aged 82, stole the unfinished reels for Phoenix’s last film Dark Blood from after coming close to death in 2007.
Of course Hilary Mantel knew what she was doing in writing her short story “The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher” – the precise application of words is her speciality.
Bonnie McFarlane on why her new film, Women Aren’t Funny, is tackling some very serious subjects.
It wasn’t just Hollywood that revelled in the glorious adventures offered by the Western as a genre – Europe made its fair share, too.
Philip moved his court frequently and I believe his reasons had to do with drink: half of his lands produced wine, the other half beer.
An excerpt from Bare Reality, a project to further understanding of how women really feel about their breasts, and how they really look.
Our cultural picks for the week ahead.
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