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Essays, commentaries and editorials on contemporary political questions (conflicts/peace, ecology/thinking, control/surveillance).

Stanley Kubrick, the realist

As a filmmaker he has had a significant impact on many of us. In a progressively militarized and technified world, Kubrick remains highly relevant.

Werner Herzog: «Facts do not constitute the truth»

Acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog talks about his most recent film Meeting Gorbachev, while also warning against trying to articulate the truth in precise terms.

The knot in the heart

PHOTOGRAPHY: For almost 50 years, the photographer Eugene Richards has documented a variety of destinies, from crack addicts to people in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. What has driven him?

The pioneer of long-term filmmaking

Helena Trestikova’s work epitomises the innovative role of long-term filmmaking, and the inextricable link between big and little histories.

Zero conference and Nobel prices

If you are prone to dismiss warnings about environmental destruction as exaggerations, you might as well stop reading right away.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre

The Carters' cry, «I can't believe we made it» is not just a plain, joyful celebration of their success – it is also an acknowledgment that beyond personal success, there are other victories to be won.

What more can a documentary be?

As the future fast approaches, Dimitra Kouzi raises questions about how evolving technologies are impacting the way we produce and present information.

The significance of photography

Can photography contribute to political and social change?

Photography for change

Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship’s joint exhibition in London shows political photography from two very different time periods – yet similarities abound.

Liberal and anarchist

On September 15th The Economist celebrated their 175th anniversary with a manifesto speaking out against the weakening of liberal values. Though the meaning of the concept liberal is notoriously unclear, there certainly is more to it than free markets and cynical neoliberalism.
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