10 January 2019

Competition: Tell us your favourite Bowie lyric and win a copy of Ashes to Ashes!

On the third anniversary of the death of one of the world’s most influential musicians, we’re giving away three copies of Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie 1976–2016 ,  by Chris O’Leary. The book hits everything from “Heroes” to the Labyrinth soundtrack, from his 1985 camp duet with Mick Jagger on “Dancing In the

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09 December 2018

Frozen Warnings: A Playlist

Repeater asked me to create a playlist as a soundtrack for my book Infinite Resignation, published this year. To be honest, I don’t have the energy to write elaborate exegeses for each bespoke selection detailing its rarified nuances and subtleties. So I simply listed music that I’ve been listening to

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27 November 2018

“Communist Realism”, by Mark Fisher

  Today marks nine years since the publication of Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher, a concept and work that he would apply and build upon in his analysis of culture and politics thereafter. Summed up briefly as “both a belief and an attitude … that capitalism is the only viable

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23 November 2018

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 50% off selected titles

We’re offering 50% off selected titles in our Black Friday Sale! Check out the titles below: The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space Owen Hatherley “Daffodils for Wordsworth. Deprivation for Larkin. A trashed tower block surrounded by a toxic landscape pocked with rust-pitted Ladas in a forgotten oblast 2,000 miles from

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16 November 2018

“Fear and Misery in Neoliberal Britain”, by Mark Fisher

On the week we publish K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher,  we republish this k-punk post “Fear and Misery in Neoliberal Britain”. Originally published in 2010, its “compressed and condensed” experiences of life under capitalist realism will still resonate today. The passage I’ve pasted below — the introduction

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13 November 2018

Competition: Win our Post-Soviet Space Bundle!

  To celebrate the launch of Owen Hatherley’s The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in Post-Soviet Space we’re giving away a bundle of books on architecture and the history of the Soviet Union. One person will win a copy of The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space, Douglas Murphy’s Nincompooppolis: The Follies of

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