Archive for July 2016

Zero Squared #77: Quitting Bizarre Writing

Jul 29th, 2016 | By

Chris Kelso is a Bizzaro fiction writer and he’s the guest this week on the Zero Books podcast. In this episode you’ll hear why Chris is thinking about quitting writing, how Bizarro fiction was mostly just an escapist fantasy Chris used to compensate for his failing love life, and why it is that, in general,

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Alfie Bown on Pokemon Go

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Zero Books’ own Alfie Bown has written up a critique of Pokemon Go for the publication ROAR: Google’s lemmings: Pokémon go where Silicon Valley says In 2010, Google started up what is now a very important subsidiary, Niantic Inc. Google starts up a lot of companies each year and acquires a great many more, so

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Zero Squared #76: Black Anger and Black Politics

Jul 21st, 2016 | By

Margaret Kimberley discusses black anger and BLM on this week’s episode. A regular columnist for the Black Agenda Report, Margaret Kimberley is also a regular guest on the podcast. We discuss broken window policing Michael Eric Dyson, white racism, police brutality, and the politics and the anti-politics of Black Lives Matter. Next month’s book releases

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Zero Squared #75: Summer Drone

Jul 13th, 2016 | By

Joanna Demers is associate professor of musicology at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she specializes in post-1945 popular and art music. Her book with Zero Books Drone and Apocalypse was published on December 11th in 2015 and this week her public lecture at the Redondo Beach Central Library is a

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Zero Squared #74: Conceptual Militancy

Jul 8th, 2016 | By

Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He writes regularly for Frieze, Art Review and Radical Philosophy and his book Towards a Conceptual Militancy is currently out from Zero Books.This week we discuss his book, Marcel Duchamp, and the idea of freedom in a world of objects. Zero Books will be

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Zero Squared #73: Brexit and the Rise of the Right

Jul 1st, 2016 | By

Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s Capital and The Failure of Capitalist Production returns this week to discuss the Brexit and the rise of the far right. What might be unique about this discussion is that we start out by agreeing that, one way or another, the Brexit vote needs to be tied in to

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