juliet-jacques

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Juliet Jacques

Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker, whose most recent book was Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). She is the host of Suite (212) on Resonance 104.4fm.

Come On You Reds

A new book on the beginnings of football in the Soviet Union reveals how the Bolsheviks first regarded it as an opium of the people – and then tried to build a game of their own.

To Infinity and Beyond

A new film depicts the story of a Soviet architectural ‘UFO’ in Kyiv, which still stands as both a resistance to Stalinist philistinism and wild capitalism.

Bad Company

Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller talk to Juliet Jacques about their podcast and book ‘Bad Gays’, and about the ways in which LGBT history and current politics intersect.

Art Workers, Unite!

Kuba Szreder’s ‘ABC’ for workers in the arts advocates ways of out of a system designed to benefit not those who make artworks, but a handful of investors and gallerists.

No One Way Works

The American leftist poet Diane di Prima wrote her ‘Revolutionary Letters’ for over forty years, filling them with both advice and anger.

New Fronts, Old Wars

The history of the British trans community is usually told through non-fiction, as a way of convincing people it has a right to even exist. Juliet Jacques’ ‘Variations’ tries to move beyond the Right’s culture-war turf.

We Can’t All Be Max Bygraves

Trevor Griffiths’ 1975 play ‘Comedians’ took a serious look at what makes us laugh, and why. In a political era where comedians, journalists, and politicians are often the same people, it has something to teach us.

Rishi Sunak’s Freudian Slip on the Arts

This week, Rishi Sunak created a storm when he suggested arts workers find other jobs – but the comment wasn’t just a slip, it was reflective of a government that is overseeing the slow death of Britain’s culture sector.

The Arts for All

In the best of the party’s traditions, Labour’s manifesto for this election promises to open up the arts to those from all backgrounds – breaking a cycle which increasingly restricts cultural expression to an elite.

Poetic Politics

South American poet Néstor Perlongher’s work imagined a solidarity based on “a multitude of comrades, each more extravagant than the next.”

Ernst Toller: In Memoriam

As a socialist playwright, revolutionary president, and exile from the Nazis, Ernst Toller’s life and work demonstrated the importance of conviction in creativity.