Reviews

On her spacious and subtle new album Medieval Femme, Fatima Al Qadiri returns to London’s Hyperdub label to ask forceful questions about the relationship between margin and centre. (More…)

This is What Europe Sounds Like makes for uneasy listening.  Not because of strident guitars, disturbing lyrics, or aggressive atonality, but because it refuses to meet the expectation of music at all. (More…)

Fans from Italy and the Balkans, including Turkey, have been celebrating the 60th anniversary of Zagor, one of Southern Europe’s most popular comics series. (More…)

Though short – the entire digital recording clocks in at seventeen minutes – and somewhat haphazardly put together, John Waters’ Prayer to Pasolini makes a meaningful contribution to cinematic history. (More…)

Nationalism has been the most influential politics in Europe since the dawn of the 19th century (to say nothing for the moment about the wider world). (More…)

HBO’s new cinematic adaptation of J.T. Rogers’ Tony award-winning play Oslo is consistently entertaining.  (More…)

Technology is so thoroughly imbricated in our lives that questioning it has become taboo. Particularly on the left, where it’s synonymous with the emancipation of labour. (More…)

The recent Italian films The Life Ahead (La vita davanti a sé) and Mom to Hundreds (Tutto il giorno davanti) thematise the plight of underage migrants from the developing world, seeking to extract maximum sentiment from audiences. (More…)

For a book with LSD in the title and an image of a tab on the cover, there is remarkably little about Michel Foucault’s notorious drug experience in Death Valley. (More…)

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