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The middle class is the quintessential American category. It’s of foundational significance, although it is only since the Reagan era that it has had its current degree of political cachet. (More…)

Why are all the artists minorities? It’s a problem typical to countries which built their wealth on the Global South. Eventually, the money stops flowing, and the locals follow you home. (More…)

Standing on the white cliffs of Dover on a good day, you can look across the English Channel and just about see the French coast. (More…)

It’s tragically appropriate that Mark Fisher, whose work was so deeply engaged with the idea of hauntology, about the persistence of the past, should speak to us from beyond the grave. (More…)

Nayda!, the debut album from Bab L’Bluz, demonstrates the virtue of running towards trouble instead of away from it. (More…)

We arrived late in the evening by car from Brussels to Podgorica. No small feat, given the length of the journey and borders closing due to Coronavirus. We found ourselves following the Israeli cycling team out of Belgium’s Ardennes. (More…)

Linus Lewandowski is a political activist affiliated with LGBT advocacy organisations. He takes part in demonstrations, defending them from the extreme right. (More…)

Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant. (More…)

Long gone are the days of walk-ins from sailors on shore leave or drunken bridesmaids. Now it is all about booking months in advance, getting tested for COVID-19 and being respectful of everyone’s safe space.  A tattoo has become one mistake too expensive, and, potentially dangerous, to get without proper consideration. (More…)