A collage made by Mark Fisher (kpunk) to introduce a talk by Andy Beckett on his new book, Promised You A Miracle: UK 80-82. The event took place in the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths on 12th October 2015 https://vimeo.com/142263366
This is an extract from a work-in-progress - No Less than Mystic: What do Lenin and the Russian Revolution mean to the 21st Century left? by John Medhurst. The book will be published by Repeater in late 2016/early 2017 The aim of this
Hug a Tory 'From the early records of Greek and Latin slang, where [words for pig] were used to describe the female genitalia through to modern uses of 'pig' to mock the police, the fascist and the male chauvinist, pigs seems
Piggies - The Beatles [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXdKlpBOvs0&w=420&h=315] We Are the Pigs - Suede [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxtIwh1Nz0k&w=420&h=315] Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI&w=420&h=315] Maggie’s Farm - The Specials [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA8KR0Qo8R8&w=420&h=315] All Pigs Must Die - Death in June [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cUC0s0tHBw&w=420&h=315] (h/t @spitzenprodukte) Stand By Your Ham - Pig Aid [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRcA-ckXv3o&w=560&h=315] (a 2008
This is the edited text of a talk given by Alex Niven at the NewBridge Project, Newcastle-upon-Tyne last week. I’d like to start with a quotation from Dubliners, James Joyce’s first work of fiction, published almost exactly a hundred years ago.
This is an edited extract from Smile if you Dare: Politics and Pointy Hats with the Pet Shop Boys, by Ramzy Alwakeel, which will be published by Repeater next year. Two decades on, there’s something implausible about Very. The Pet Shop Boys’ fifth album
Excellent and important piece by Adam Harper at the Fader putting some of the most exciting artists currently making music into political context: It's no wonder that African and Afrodiasporic artists are choosing to disseminate music in solidarity. In many cases, this creative
This is an edited extract from JD Taylor's forthcoming book, Island Story: Journeying Through Unfamiliar Britain Morning on the Acklam Garden City Estate, Middlesbrough, surrounded by cheery red-brick terraces, patriotic flags and, a little beyond, row after row of boarded-up houses,