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The gothic tales of notorious racist H.P. Lovecraft provide source material for HBO’s new show about ‘the hauntedness of Black life’

BY Ian Bourland | 11 SEP 20

The first blockbuster to return to theatres demonstrates Hollywood’s eagerness to ‘exploit bodily presence for profit’ during the pandemic

 

BY John Menick | 03 SEP 20

How Spotify and YouTube gave rise to an indie pop ‘internet muzak’

BY Eli Zeger | 28 AUG 20

Revisiting the author’s prescient 'manifesto for a fair fight' - first published as an essay in 2014 - now out as a full-length book

BY Haley Mlotek | 25 AUG 20

The album is a timely affirmation for the global African diaspora, but it can’t be accepted as a universal representation of global Blackness. 

BY Eric Otieno | 14 AUG 20

Pop Smoke’s posthumous release is an authoritarian play on the senses

BY Aria Dean | 11 AUG 20

The artist’s far-seeing experiments with digital avatars and viral antibodies help us better understand ourselves

BY Jennifer Kabat | 28 JUL 20

It’s time to reckon with a US founding father who waged genocidal warfare against Indigenous nations 

BY Alan Michelson | 24 JUL 20

Coel's show ‘I May Destroy You’ daringly takes on the intricacies of sexual violence

BY Skye Arundhati Thomas | 24 JUL 20

Take advantage of 'crisitunities' to defend the rights of workers - or exploit them

BY Simon Denny | 22 JUL 20

A work by Georg Herold at Frankfurt's Städel Museum causes a debate on art museum's authority to judge on issues of racism

BY Eric Otieno | 17 JUL 20

‘First Cow’, the director’s seventh feature film, which began streaming 10 July, offers a humanistic alternative to the grand myths of Manifest Destiny

BY Tausif Noor | 15 JUL 20

The musician remembers coming out in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War and the recent death of Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi

BY Hamed Sinno | 26 JUN 20

A rarely seen documentary shows the UK's Black communities in the wake of two tragic incidences of police brutality towards unarmed Black mothers in 1985

BY Rianna Jade Parker | 16 JUN 20

Retro pleasures are a smokescreen that fails to conceal the painfully quick dismantling of institutions that have lasted centuries

BY Sarah Manguso | 04 JUN 20

Patriotic imagery and calls for ‘togetherness’ distract from grass-roots demands for systemic change

BY Orit Gat | 04 JUN 20

Describe a global crisis in 600 words? Too hard. But isn’t everything else irrelevant right now?

BY Elvia Wilk | 28 MAY 20

After Hours is filled with a familiar, sometimes crushing, sense of yearning for something more

BY Aria Dean | 26 MAY 20

The fifth season of Billions is a queasy portrait of inequality in the US, but it can be hard to look away

BY Ian Bourland | 21 MAY 20

In FX’s new series, the women on both sides of the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment know that the totems of power are often just good grooming

BY Haley Mlotek | 15 MAY 20