Black: The Brilliance of a Non-Colour by Alain Badiou (Polity Books, £9.99)
“HUMANITY, as such, is colourless.” Alain Badiou ends this slim and quixotic volume of thoughts on the subject of blackness with a forceful plea for equality and a negation...
Thursday 9th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Morning Star cartoonist Lorna Miller has teamed up with Chris George Cards to produce a set lauding three of Scotland’s outstanding women political activists.
Jennie Lee (1904-1988) from Fife was a socialist and a Labour Party politician who became the youngest...
David Rudkin’s gripping drama about a couple’s struggle to conceive stays long in the mind, says PAUL FOLEY
Tuesday 7th Mar 2017
Jenny Hval Rich Mix, London E1 4/5
WATCHING experimental Norwegian songstress Jenny Hval and her troupe is like bearing witness to a blood-soaked seance.
There’s no blood, of course, but all are decked out in crimson cloth and paint as they drag material...
Paul Simon reviews a flawed account of a human cog in the first world war machine
In this extract from his book A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner explains the significance of February 23, 1917 in the overthrow of the tsarist regime
Monday 6th Mar 2017
Shout it Loud, Shout it Clear by John Comino-James
(Dewi Lewis Publishing, £25)
“THERE have been 1,518 deaths in police custody since 1990 in England and Wales and 0 convictions.”
This alarming statistic, displayed...
Saturday 4th Mar 2017
Spillikin Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds/ Touring 4/5
ROBOTS in art usually want to kill humans or become more like them through artificial intelligence.
But the success of Pipeline Theatre’s Spillikin is that it places a physically and emotionally static...
By Will Stone
ANDY CROFT reports on the annual Al-Marbed international poetry festival, held last month in Basra, Iraq