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Musician Sumeet Samos on how Dalit music has helped mobilized against caste violence and institutional discrimination

BY Sumeet Samos | 24 FEB 21

Cultural censorship helps reinforce Communist Party narratives within China’s borders, but can easily backfire  

BY Rebecca Davis | 23 FEB 21

50 years ago, a manifesto by Seth Siegelaub reimagined what economic justice could look like in the arts

BY Lauren van Haaften-Schick | 23 FEB 21

On the eve of his 50th birthday, Harmony Holiday pens an elegy to the late rapper, whose death was announced last week

BY Harmony Holiday | 08 JAN 21

The need for a digitally touched-up ‘public face’ has become constant and commonplace

BY Priya Khanchandani | 02 JAN 21

Alexandra Kleeman dwells on the necessity of coherence within a pandemic 

BY Alexandra Kleeman | 07 DEC 20

A slew of new books discuss the social and political history of scent, from holy smokes to slave ships

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 03 DEC 20

Remi Weekes transposes the classic haunted house genre to a mouldering council flat inhabited by South Sudanese refugees

BY John Menick | 26 NOV 20

Charges of ‘attempted theft of a cultural asset’ against Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza reveal the abyss of Europe’s self-referential legality

BY Eric Otieno | 25 NOV 20

How Genshin Impact’s use of gambling and intimacy embody artist Lawrence Lek’s concept of ‘sinofuturism’

BY Lewis Gordon | 20 NOV 20

The author’s latest novel, ‘The Silence’, is full of questions with obvious answers

BY Jackson Arn | 06 NOV 20

The prolific Beat poet, who died aged 86 on 25 October, left behind a powerful and ever-urgent call to action in her Revolutionary Letters

BY Iris Cushing | 02 NOV 20

Since the beginning of the 20th century, aerial technologies have lent the sky – and the birds that fly through it – with a threatening presence

BY Heba Y. Amin | 30 OCT 20

The new Netflix documentary is a distraction from the drive to regulate tech companies, including Netflix itself

BY John Menick | 29 OCT 20

The filmmaker’s latest documentary, Swimming Out till the Sea Turns Blue, is an object study of the generations affected by industrialization

BY Anthony Hawley | 26 OCT 20

From the reconstructed City Palace to the Reichsflagge, the symbols and ideologies of colonialism are as alive as ever

BY Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung | 20 OCT 20

The author's new novel is a smart, sharply observed critique of literary tropes and the art world

BY Philippa Snow | 16 OCT 20

In London, shows by Bruce Nauman, Klara Lidén and Helen Cammock reflect on the pleasures and politics of idleness

BY Philomena Epps | 08 OCT 20

Frog Pond Splash, published 20 November by Siglio Press, presents four decades of the artist’s mail-art exchanges with poet William S. Wilson

BY Tausif Noor | 08 OCT 20

The late US Supreme Court Justice was deeply moved by the sense of balance and musicality in the works by Josef Albers that hung in her chambers

BY Nicholas Fox Weber | 01 OCT 20