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Pop & Circumstance

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.

The desperate situation of country’s popularity.

Squarepop—public squares of refusal—is the broken madness of the world stood on its head.

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.


Joshua Clover
Joshua Clover (@bookofriot) is a professor at the University of California...