Did you know that Mexico City hosts its own major rock festival (Corona Capital), there is an annual electronic music fest in Beijing (INTRO), and South Africa has its own Burning Man inspired event (Afrikaburn)?
28 Oct 2013
It's remarkable how little Eurovision has changed since it began 57 years ago, especially when the substantial changes to Europe are considered.
09 Sep 2013
This is the sort of accessible academic volume that might be of interest to music fans and scholars alike, covering both well-known artists and those who have more cult followings.
20 Aug 2013
Essentially, the vampire is considered as an ‘other’ in a similar manner to the way in which immigrants are othered, and in this way the narrative of immigration that runs through the book is given a greater relevance
03 Mar 2013
Richard King's history of independent music charts the highs and lows of the industry, but also reveals how independent labels should function.
14 Oct 2012
The London Underground Map is well known as an icon of design; here it's taken just as seriously as a work of art.
23 Jul 2012
As the world passes the tipping point where more than half of its population now lives in urban areas, David Harvey condemns the idea of the capitalist machine.
09 May 2012
It’s a bold move to centre a book on a living writer who is a clear influence on the novel in which he is invoked. So is this a successful display of intertextual dexterity, or an awkwardly intellectual piece of fan fiction?
19 Apr 2012
Geoff Dyer casts a typically idiosyncratic eye over Tarkovsky's Stalker and ends up illuminating more about himself than about the film.
28 Feb 2012
C is not only a novel about communication, but also a fine example of the novel as a means of communication.
26 Sep 2011
The atrocities and absurdities of the war in Bosnia are remembered in this unique account from two writers who witnessed the event from very different perspectives.
02 Jun 2011
Elbow had been labouring at their craft for years, before making the breakthrough of a lifetime with 2008's The Seldom Seen Kid. Now, Elbow's Pete Turner talks about the success of their last album and how they set about following it with their new release, Build a Rocket Boys!.
09 Mar 2011
Owen Hatherley critiques not only the architecture of recent urban redevelopment, but also the politics behind it.
09 Feb 2011
Marcus Gray's book about London Calling inspires a journey around the London of the Clash. There's a huge sense of disaffection in this city, a feeling that the government protects only the rich and will leave the poor to suffer the recession – it’s like 1979 all over again, and London is still calling, calling out into an atmosphere of impending catastrophe.
23 Dec 2010
Andrej Grubačić proposes a radical new vision for the chronically misrepresented Balkans.
12 Dec 2010
John Griffith Urang shows that the empty supermarkets and Stasi surveillance of the GDR did not mean that the former East Germany was empty of love.
26 Oct 2010
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