UK

Bleak and beautiful: a visual history of Leeds
Photography

Bleak and beautiful: a visual history of Leeds

20th century portrait — After moving to the city in the 1970s, photographer Peter Mitchell began shooting its rapidly-changing urban landscape.

Written by: Zoe Whitfield

‘Our generation will end racism’
Activism

‘Our generation will end racism’

Lessons from the Bikelife scene — What does the Black Lives Matter movement look like at street level? Photographer, filmmaker and Bikelife rider Nonso Onwuta shares a personal perspective on the London protests.

Written by: Nonso Onwuta

The future of British culture: is it doomed, or can we save it?
Opinion

The future of British culture: is it doomed, or can we save it?

A national crisis — The UK’s cultural landscape has been torn apart by years of commoditization and Tory-inflicted austerity. The coronavirus crisis could be the final blow.

Written by: Nathalie Olah

A brief history of police brutality in the UK
Opinion

A brief history of police brutality in the UK

Not just America — Over 20 years since the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the report’s findings remain true: the UK police are institutionally racist. Here, writer Micha Frazer-Carroll explains why the fight for justice is nowhere near over.

Written by: Micha Frazer-Carroll

Londoners unite to protest the killing of George Floyd
Activism

Londoners unite to protest the killing of George Floyd

‘The UK is not innocent’ — This week, thousands took to the city’s streets to march against racism and police brutality. Photographer Theo McInnes joined them.

Written by: Huck

It’s time to confront the ‘Karen’ in all of us
Opinion

It’s time to confront the ‘Karen’ in all of us

Unpacking White Privilege — You may be identifying and calling out racism on social media, but that doesn’t make you absolved from its evils. There is still so much more work to do, writes Nathalie Olah.

Written by: Nathalie Olah

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter
Activism

Claude Cahun: Jersey’s queer, anti-Nazi freedom fighter

A soldier with no name — When the island was under Nazi control during the Second World War, two avant-garde artists attempted their own cryptic resistance campaign. Now, 75 years after its liberation, their story is finally being shared.

Written by: Jessie Williams

Park life: photos of London in lockdown
Photography

Park life: photos of London in lockdown

Taking the air — As the coronavirus crisis gears up, photographer Theo McInnes documents how the city’s outdoor spaces are changing.

Written by: Huck

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’
Activism

David Lammy: ‘You can’t buy your way out of Covid-19’

On division and democracy — As the country went into lockdown, we jumped on the phone with the new Shadow Justice Secretary to talk about his book, the coronavirus crisis, and the rising threat of the far-right.

Written by: Ben Smoke

The sinister new politics of public space
Opinion

The sinister new politics of public space

Your prejudice is showing — Closing parks during a lockdown is inhumane, especially when housing is so cramped and gardens a rare luxury.

Written by: Dawn Foster

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