A Short History of the Russian Revolution
by Geoffrey Swain
(IB Tauris, £10.99)
IN THIS compact book of just over 200 pages, Geoffrey Swain does a surprisingly good job of presenting a historical overview of...
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
DAVID NICHOLSON is unimpressed by Welsh National Opera’s VR initiative
Fantastic Mr Fox
THERE are times when Fantastic Mr Fox feels like a politics lesson for five-year-olds.
“I want stacks and stacks of money,” sings Bean in cabaret style, justifying why...
by Ra Page
(Comma Press, £14.99)
CHUMBAWAMBA’S English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 is a glorious celebration of our rich anti-Establishment tradition, too often ignored or ridiculed by the rich...
Well Versed is edited by Jody Porter
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
John Green reports on why artist Phil Collins has just shipped a statue of Friedrich Engels from Ukraine to
Manchester, where it’s now on permanent display in the city centre
A Short History of Decay (TV Records)
WITH 2006’s co-written collection of murder ballads World Without End and Uncut-favourite The Graceless Age from 2012, Mississippi native John Murry already...
DAN GLAZEBROOK is intrigued by a new approach that seeks to stop the global ‘race to the bottom’
Monday 17th Jul 2017
The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
by Helena Sheehan
(Monthly Review Press, £20.25)
ONE of the best books published on the recent fortunes of the Greek left, Helena Sheehan’s blend...
Leningrad 1941-42: Morality in a City Under Siege
by Sergey Yarov (Polity, £35)
DESCRIPTIONS of human suffering, in whatever form they take, are never more brutal and disturbing than when they are told by those who survived.