Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Are left-wing sexists really worse than right?

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Imagine being the worst – the actual worst – sexist. It would take some doing; some real commitment, a not insubstantial dash of chutzpah. On Saturday, at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Labour MP Jess Phillips claimed that “well-meaning Left-wing men” are “the actual worst sexists”, as opposed to the “out and out sexists” of… Read more »

What life is really like for teenagers on the front line

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The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been a long one. It seems like the world just views these countries – particularly the landlocked region of Nagorno-Karabakh – as one big conflict zone. The troubles started in 1988, escalating into a full-scale war when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It left 65,000 ethnic Armenians… Read more »

The art behind Russia’s revolutionary uprisings

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London’s Tate Modern has announced a new exhibition dedicated to the political visual art of Russia and the Soviet Union. The show, titled Red Star over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture, will focus specifically on the revolutionary uprisings of the early 20th century, with over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, and books going on display. It will… Read more »

Fading glory: Inside the North’s forgotten dog racing scene

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“I just love to watch the speed of them. Win or lose, I just love it,” enthuses 22-year-old Josh in Dan Emmerson’s sensory new short, Gannin Hyem. The seven-minute film, co-produced by the Huck team here at TCO and Somesuch, tells the story of Newcastle’s Whippet racing scene – a north-eastern subculture currently at risk of extinction. “There… Read more »

Why giant murals of black women are popping up across London

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You may already be familiar with the work of Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane. The British Ghanaian street artist has been painting bright, colourful murals across the world’s walls for several years now – with his work appearing in Asia, Africa, the UAE, America and all throughout Europe. Vast and vibrant, they often pay tribute to the “living… Read more »

ANOHNI launches free feminist festival in Denmark

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ANOHNI – the trailblazing singer and former frontwoman of Antony and the Johnsons – is launching a month-long feminist festival in Denmark this week. The event, known as “Future Feminism”, will see a series of talks, art shows, performances, workshops and events take over the city of Aarhus from August 11th to September 3rd. Much… Read more »