Identity politics

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'People want imperfection': Hiam Abbass on Succession, Ramy and playing complex women
She is all calm as enigmatic Marcia Roy in the media-dynasty saga, but as the Egyptian-American mother in the award-winning comedy, she’s a hoot. The Palestinian actor examines her many-layered roles

Hannah J Davies

16, Feb, 2021 @3:39 PM

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The problem is not the flag but the left’s needless anxiety over patriotism | Sunder Katwala
As Labour debates whether to become ‘more patriotic’, it’s worth emphasising that for most Britons, including ethnic minorites, a sense of pride in their country is a given

Sunder Katwala

07, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Tory fixation on wokeness is all about division. Labour must build bridges instead | Zoe Williams
The government’s version of identity politics has proved potent. The only response is to change the nature of the debate, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

25, Jan, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Black images matter: Shade, the powerful podcast unpicking the tumult of 2020
Lou Mensah explains why the new season of her podcast about art, race and identity examines the defining images of 2020 and beyond, from BLM protests to Vogue covers and Trump supporters

Dale Berning Sawa

25, Jan, 2021 @1:28 PM

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The Tories created the very class inequality they pretend to rail against | Owen Jones
There’s a reason Liz Truss chose to blame society’s ills on ‘identity politics’ in her speech this week, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

18, Dec, 2020 @5:15 PM

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Shivering Dublin bay swimmers slighted for their 'fancy fleeces'
Choppy waters as clash of ‘newbie dryrobe types’ with ‘hardy’ bathers swells into debate on tribes and snobbery

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

25, Nov, 2020 @5:31 PM

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Lost in the thick Sheffield fog: Johny Pitts' best photograph
‘My grandad worked in a steel factory after fighting in Burma. After work one day, he got lost in fog on the way home, sat down on a bench and cried’

Johny Pitts

18, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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'I feel joy': how Bisha K Ali went from struggling standup to Marvel maestro
She was living on beans. Now she’s in LA writing Ms Marvel, the eagerly awaited TV series starring MCU’s first Muslim superhero. The writer talks about joyriding premiers and how to silence trolls

Poppy Noor

16, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'She made music jump into 3D': Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius
She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight

Jude Rogers

11, Nov, 2020 @8:13 AM

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'We have lost a limb': Azu Nwagbogu, the visionary curator bringing African art home
From helping photographers capture the Nigerian protests to exhibiting during a pandemic, the director of LagosPhoto festival has had his work cut out. Now he wants to fight ‘afro-pessimism’ and the posturing around Black Lives Matter

Sean O’Hagan

10, Nov, 2020 @1:38 PM

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Rocky Horror's Richard O'Brien: ‘I should be dead. I've had an excessive lifestyle'
The creator of the cult show is not going quietly into his 70s. He talks about coming out as trans, going ‘loopy’ on crack – and speaking in tongues after suffering a stroke

Ryan Gilbey

05, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Jasper Johns' Flags I is the perfect image to wave in Trump's face
Created in the Watergate era, Johns’ take on the Stars and Stripes has become the perfect symbol of a scarred nation. Its acquisition by the British Museum is inspired

Jonathan Jones

03, Nov, 2020 @2:55 PM

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