A new wave of stand-up specials, sketch shows and comedy-dramas are dismantling Hollywood’s white monolith, one gag at a time

By Candice Frederick

‘Black people don’t fear the dead, it’s the living we worry about’

By Nadia Latif

With the increased telling of refugee stories the film industry may claim to be listening, but the real power remains in the editorial chair

By Ismail Einashe

In further news: Musée du quai Branly supports restitution of African artefacts; David Zwirner announces Renzo Piano-designed New York space

Hollywood’s recent taste for revolt

By Mark Fisher
First Kiss, 2013, epoxy and polyurethane, 23 × 28 × 18 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin–Singapore

GIFS as readymades; finding inspiration in Hollywood film

By Paul Teasdale
Tom Cruise in Oblivion,  2013

Has Hollywood primed us for total surveillance?

By Bert Rebhandl
Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers, 2013

The virtual realities of Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring

By Kevin McGarry
‘Rough Winds’ 2010, film still

Celebrity culture, film studio design and the Hollywood dream

By Jonathan Griffin