Romano Prodi's victory in last month's Italian elections saw the end of one of Europe's most hated right wing governments. But, asks Chris Bambery, can the coalition that beat Berlusconi stand up...
Round table discussion: a strong movement from below is needed
Modernism: Designing a New World is the latest Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition. Chris Nineham reflects on the history of modernism and its legacy for today.
Africa is normally seen negatively, particularly from the West, which often sees itself as the saviour of a dark continent marred by problems. Hunger, war, disease, refugees and debt are the...
During April hundreds of thousands of people came out onto the streets of Nepal in an impressive show of anger against the authoritarian regime of King Gyanendra. In the wake of the king's...
In this year of elections in Latin America, a half-forgotten name has re-emerged.
The US's attempt to "democratise" the Middle East - or, to put it bluntly, to create puppet regimes - has had two spectacular failures recently.
Making visible the invisible is a key concept in Marxist and modernist aesthetics.
Today the pop industry can easily cope with artists who are openly gay, but can it cope with artists singing about men having sex with men?
Margaret Hodge's claim that eight out of ten voters in Barking have considered voting BNP has given a massive boost to the far right.
Talk of an Israel lobby lets capitalism off the hook.
Faïza Guène grew up in Pantin, a banlieue north of Paris. Her first book, Just Like Tomorrow, sold over 200,000 copies in France. She spoke to Jim Wolfreys about being a French-Arab...
Anindya Bhattacharyya takes a look at some recently published books that examine the philosophical implications of the struggle for radical political change.
Review of 'Occupied Minds', Arthur Neslen, Pluto Press £16.99
Review of 'Spaces of Global Capitalism', David Harvey, Verso £14.99
Review of 'Queer London', Matt Houlbrook, University of Chicago Press £19
Review of 'A People's History of Science', Clifford D Connor, Nation Books £11.99
Sue Jones looks at how advertisers are becoming increasingly desperate for our attention.
Review of 'Fateless', director: Lajos Koltai
Review of 'Time to Leave', director: François Ozon
Review of 'Love + Hate', director: Dominic Savage
Review of 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston', director: Jeff Feuerzig
A revival in politically conscious reggae is finding a global audience, says Adeola Johnson.
Conflict and beauty emerged from the rise of the Ottoman Empire, says Ron Margulies. Review of 'Bellini and the East', National Gallery, London, until 25 June