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Pop & Circumstance

  • June 19, 2015

    Our Mad Worlds

    We feel something has ended but nothing has begun. Perfect harmony is a magical, effervescent bubble.

    Joshua Clover

  • May 6, 2015

    Financial Pop

    Money is sitting around in its sweatpants listlessly spooning peanut butter out of a jar.

    Joshua Clover

  • April 8, 2015

    Jobs and Empire

    The music of Empire is the theology of capitalism.

    Joshua Clover

  • March 24, 2015

    From Lenin to Lego

    Snowpiercer mocks what The Lego Movie cheers—a happy world of compulsory production.

    Joshua Clover

  • February 11, 2015

    Feral Gardens

    Danny Cooke’s Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl summons a lost history of familiar and alien dreams.

    Joshua Clover

  • Support Independent Journalism.

  • January 7, 2015

    Censor This?

    The bogus moral outrage over The Interview.

    Joshua Clover

  • December 9, 2014

    Propaganda, Deed

    A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.

    Joshua Clover

  • October 28, 2014

    Short Pop

    Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.

    Joshua Clover

  • September 30, 2014

    Extinction Pop

    Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.

    Joshua Clover

  • September 3, 2014

    Ferguson’s Anthem

    How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.

    Joshua Clover