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Joshua Clover

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Joshua Clover

Joshua Clover (@bookofriot) is a professor at the University of California, Davis, where he writes about poetry and economic crisis.


News and Features

Thinking about debt has become pop, and David Graeber’s Debt is the genre’s “Stairway to Heaven.”

Stories of shipwreck and drift are Hollywood’s new allegories of national ruin.

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

The happy ending to Hollywood’s summer: not guy gets girl but guy gets job.

An online dustup between two pop star penseurs shows them staggering through afterlives.

Bounties on the mutineers demonstrate the limits of transparency.

The cameras no longer look at us because we’re famous; we’re famous because they look at us to death.

Profligate, prolific, towering over the landscape: Is Taylor Swift China?

Krugman affirms the way things are, no matter how often he choruses the word "change."

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech.