Reviews

Books, music, festivals, films that shed light on today’s issues

“Why should I worry about deviating from the masses when I am also me and myself? Am I not a mass? Am I not already a collective? Do I not contain multitudes?”  (More…)

There is a case to be made that the left is dead.  (More…)

Two Saturdays ago, while listening to Bandcamp’s stream of New & Notable releases, a track suddenly pulled me out of my distracted state.  (More…)

Emerging from the early morning fog, the polymorphous skyline of London’s financial centre can just about be glimpsed. (More…)

In an essay on German culture in the years immediately following World War II, historian Anson Rabinbach bemoaned the Federal Republic’s post-fascist politics. (More…)

Hamburg-based record label Glitterbeat provides a beacon of hope, not only for music lovers tired of hearing endless iterations of the tried-and-true, but for anyone who believes unapologetic cosmopolitanism is our only gateway to a brighter future. (More…)

A concrete platform occupies a bend in the road in the El Roquetes neighbourhood of Barcelona. It overlooks a dusty playground and a climbing wall, and then beyond the broad sweep of the city and the azure sea. (More…)

It’s not easy for popular music to surprise these days. And it’s even harder for it to pull off that feat without becoming perverse or pretentious in the process. (More…)

America on Fire captures a time that simultaneously feels like a distant past and an endless present. (More…)