An adrenalin-charged trip through some of the cultural flashpoints of the past few decades, Pop Grenade celebrates the power of music as a force for change. Based on first-hand, personal reportage from raves, riots and rebellions, it explores how music has been used as a weapon in struggles for liberation and attempts to create temporary paradises. From Berlin’s anarchic techno scene after the fall of the Wall to outlaw sound systems in wartime Bosnia, from Moscow during the crackdown on Pussy Riot to New York in the militant early years of hip-hop, it tells the extraordinary stories of some of the world’s most audacious musical freedom fighters, disco visionaries and rock’n’roll rebels with a cause.
An analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system.
How internet subcultures are conquering the mainstream, from from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right.
An explosive unique crucial book tackling the issues of Jewish Identity Politics and ideology and their global influence.
Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.
An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
A theoretical investigation into the culture of precarious work, digital consumption and personal flexibility, calling for a counter-discourse of resistance.
In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry.
Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.
A new system for imagining music, built on the infnite possibilities of twenty-first century technology.
How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.