The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
Word magazine has calculated that 60 per cent of British artists in a recent music top 10 had been to public school compared with just 20 per cent in 1990.
A book on the troops who challenged the legitimacy of the Iraq conflict
In the Power And The People Charles Tripp aims to analyse the forms of violent and non-violent resistance to invasion, occupation and military dictatorship in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Kurdistan.
The title of this important book by Patrick Joyce is misleading in that its subject is not freedom, except in a specific aspect of that slippery concept.
David Harvey's book puts the case for us to create cities responsive to our needs and not those of super-rich
Gibraltarian lawyer Spike Sanguinetti is summoned to Malta in Thomas Mogford's Sign Of The Cross (Bloomsbury, £12.99) to arrange the funerals of two relatives who have died in horribly violent circumstances.
Contemporary Metaethics: An Introduction by Alexander Miller (Polity Press, £18.99)
The scene is the Congo of the 1970s, a decade after its liberation from the French in this autobiographical novel.
Washington's covert foreign policy of targeted assassinations was described by activist Naomi Klein as the death throes of US democracy.