Inside Zero Books #24: Symptomatic Redness with Sasha Day

Feb 25th, 2017 | By

Sasha Day studies the intellectual, social and cultural history of peasants, food and agrarian change in China. He teaches Chinese, East Asian and World History at Occidental College. This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features an interview with Sasha Day with C Derrick Varn from the now defunk Symptomatic Redness podcast. Thanks goes out to

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The Politics of not Leaving Martin Amis Alone

Nov 3rd, 2015 | By

This article neither deeply respects nor violently chastises Martin Amis. As a result, it is going to look pretty unusual on the internet today. Very recently Martin Amis criticized Jeremy Corbyn and he is neither the first not the latest (since this was a whole day ago) to do so. Generally speaking, it’s good to

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Zero Squared #2: The Option that No Longer Exists

Jan 14th, 2015 | By

John Medhurst is a Trade Unionist and activist and we discuss his book That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-’76. We also consider the possibility that the Labour party’s industrial policy was a real solution to economic crisis of the 70s. Comment on the murder of the staff of the French comic magazine Charlie Hebdo: As

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Why I Am Voting No

Jul 30th, 2014 | By

Why I Am Voting ‘No’  John Wight I will be voting No in this year’s referendum on Scottish independence. I will do so as a statement of solidarity with working people throughout Britain. There is undoubtedly much that is regressive – make that despicable – about the British state. The monarchy, the House of Lords,

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Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East & West – upcoming events & news

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

Update on the various launches and press that have happened or are forthcoming for Agata Pyzik’s Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East & West.   UPCOMING EVENTS: 2.05 KUAD Gallery, Istanbul,Turkey – part of the Turkish-Polish Year, I’ll be speaking at the opening of the exhibition of Polish art since the 90s, my abstract here

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Nobody Puts America in the Corner: Dirty Dancing and the End of Innocence

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

An extract from U.ESS.AY: Politics and Humanity in American Film, by Stephen Lee Naish. A cunning and creative YouTube user (who goes by the name kaflickastan) has posted a re-edited film trailer for the 1987 smash hit movie Dirty Dancing and painted the film in the nightmarish and film noir-ish colours of a David Lynch

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Zer0 staff pick their best books of 2013

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

In no particular order, and with no justification, here are a selection of Zer0 people’s favourite (non-Zer0) books of 2013: Metahaven – Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? (Strelka Press) http://www.strelka.com/press_en/jokes/?lang=en Julia Downes (ed), Women Make Noise: Girl Bands from Motown to the Modern (Supernova) http://www.supernovabooks.co.uk/womenmakenoise.html Graham Foust – To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems (Flood Editions) http://www.floodeditions.com/foust-anacreon-in-heaven Thomas Nagel

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Perverse, provocative and populist: why we still love the Manic Street Preachers

Dec 4th, 2013 | By

By Stephen Lee Naish (author of the forthcoming U.ESS.AY: Politics and Humanity in American Film) The winter of 2010 was, for a large majority of young people in the United Kingdom, the Winter of Discontent. Students rallied in their thousands against the Coalition government’s drastic policy decision to allow universities to increase their tuition fees

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‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ by Federico Campagna

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

  Reposted with the kind permission of STRIKE! magazine, from their December issue (http://www.strikemag.org/revolver-issue/)   Work Hard, Play Hard – an ode to eudaimonia, by Federico Campagna Work hard, play hard Work hard, play hard We work hard, play hard Keep partyin’ like it’s your job  – David Guetta, Play Hard, 2013 The position of

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We are all the Daily Mail

Oct 16th, 2013 | By

It took the unfair discrediting of a dead Marxist to finally show people of Britain that the Daily Mail newspaper’s harmful and ill-conceived journalism covered up a deep loathing of the nation it claims to characterize. The article in question was a profile of Ralph Miliband, a Polish refugee to Britain, and a man who

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