Joshua Clover (@bookofriot) is a professor at the University of California, Davis, where he writes about poetry and economic crisis.
A riot is a riot because it is not simply a message.
Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.
Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.
How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.
The story of country music is not love and happiness but love and work.
Squarepop—public squares of refusal—is the broken madness of the world stood on its head.
Are we all Westeros now?