All posts by Samuel Clarke

Hergé, Kuifje, and Cartoon Racisme: Viewing Past Art with Modern Ambiguities

It was one of the final days of my visit to Amsterdam and I found myself, amongst friends, in the famed meeting place of Dam Square, flanked on all sides […]

Kingdoms of Yore: The Confusing Matter of English Heritage.

‘The people of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms tell their story, in their own words. Explore the beginnings of the English language and English literature.’ Those were some of the words used […]

The Sorrows of War: Remembrance Day and Remembrance Art

No, Remembrance Sunday does not glorify war; it never has, and never will. Yes, you would be right to say that the symbol of the poppy has its roots in […]

Banksy: Activist, Anarchist, or Consumer Art Addict?

Banksy’s art, politics and controversies have made them a household name since their first appearances in the early 2000s. His works, which have appeared both on decrepit London walls and […]

Satire & Sambo: The Debate Behind the Serena Williams Cartoon

There are not many people who wouldn’t have seen the news about the Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka match at the US open, and so that isn’t the subject of […]

Empire & Espionage: Why Some Couldn’t Face a Black Bond

I don’t think there was any doubt that the possible inception of a black Bond would cause controversy, especially when one considers the backlash against a female Doctor Who, but […]

The Tyranny of Certainty: The Politics of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It is safe to say that recent politics has been overrun by epochs of political tribalism. At least in the UK, that is, where the tumults of Brexit have divided […]

Brexit, Billboards and Big Money: The Role of Propaganda in Democracies

If you were to cast your mind back these two past years, you’ll find yourself back within the strenuous turmoil that was the Brexit referendum; strenuous, because it was an […]

Leaders and their Egos: Structures as Forms of Egotistical Expression

Come last week, us Brits had our eyes and screens graced by the rock-headed magnanimity that is President Trump. His visit, and his later meetings with NATO and Putin, were […]