Vince Carducci is a cultural critic and publisher of the blog Motown Review of Art. He writes about the visual and literary arts, popular and consumer culture, politics, and the media. In 2010, he received the Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship for Criticism. He is Dean Emeritus at College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @cultrindustreez
In a brave new world dominated by platforms such as Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb, and marked by anxiety in the Age of the Anthropocene, McKenzie Wark's Capital Is Dead eschews digital utopianism for a sense of urgency that recognizes things have gotten serious.
James Miller's Can Democracy Work? is a coming-of-age story for a generation of Americans whose ideals of social, economic, and political progress foundered on the rocks of brute capitalist power.