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    40% off Marshall Berman Bookshelf

    The legendary urban thinker and Marxist cultural critic Marshall Berman made a huge impact in the study of urban theory and modernism. 

    Modernism in the Streets, a new collection of essays that represents his intellectual biography and traces his entire career, was compiled posthumously and was just released this month. 

    The collection, along with Berman's other available titles, are 40% off until Saturday, April 29th at midnight UTC.


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    Jacqueline Rose

    "A model of what a public intellectual should be." — Slavoj Žižek
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    Angela Y. Davis

    “Angela Davis taught me that I did not have to tolerate the racism I was suffering in the playground, she told me that I was not alone.’” 
    – Benjamin Zephaniah
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    China Miéville

    China Miéville is the multi-award-winning author of many works of fiction and non-fiction. His...
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    Ann Pettifor

    “Coolly authoritative, soberly trenchant, unexpectedly compelling.” – Zoe Williams, Guardian
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    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “The young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation.” — Walter Mosley 

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    George Monbiot

    “A dazzling command of science and relentless faith in people … I never miss reading him.” – Naomi Klein



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    April 25, 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    The Design Museum

    Cinema, Mass Media and Propaganda

    Film-maker and writer Tariq Ali and cultural theorist Esther Leslie explore how Russian cinema and mass media created a new form of politics that continues to shape our world.
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    April 27, 2017

    London, United Kingdom


    Grand Hotel Abyss: Stuart Jeffries and Naomi Gryn in conversation

    In conversation with Naomi Gryn, Guardian journalist Stuart Jeffries discusses his new book, Grand Hotel Abyss.
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    April 27, 2017

    Brooklyn, NY

    Verso Books

    black enuf* Premiere Screening

    World premiere of black enuf*, an animated documentary about the quest for acceptance
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    May 02, 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    London Review Bookshop @ St George's Church

    The Russian Revolution: Tariq Ali, China Miéville, Helen Rappaport and Alex von Tunzelmann

    On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali, China Miéville, Helen Rappaport and chair Alex von Tunzelmann explore the stories and the voices that shaped the seismic events of 1917 – the year that turned the world upside down.
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    May 04, 2017

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Manchester: HOME

    China Miéville: October

    On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville provides his own distinctive take on its history.
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    May 06, 2017

    Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford: Blackwell's @ Examination Schools

    China Miéville - October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

    Join China Miéville as he reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story in its passion, drama and strangeness - for newcomers and old radicals alike.


  • New Left Review - Issue 104 out now

    In the latest issue:

    Wolfgang Streeck: The Return of the Repressed

    Is the long reign of neo-liberalism coming to an end, struck by the untoward blows of Brexit, Trump and spread of populist insurgencies across Europe, as victims of its pattern of globalization start to find a voice? If so, with no radical alternative yet in sight, is a strange interregnum looming, where ‘everything is possible and nothing consequential’? 

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  • Dyke Life: An Interview with Eileen Myles

    Ray Filar interviews the poet Eileen Myles as part of an occasional series about gender on the Verso blog.

    Eileen Myles is the only poet I know to have both lived in poverty and run for President of the United States. Trump’s plans to end national funding for the arts are now emerging, alongside his ongoing political assault on marginalised communities in the US: migrants, people of colour, women and queer people. Within this context Myles’ work is a challenge to the idea that art isn’t political.

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  • Michael Walzer: Reading the Signs in the Streets with Marshall Berman

    This essay was delivered as a talk at “Modernism in the Streets: Theory, Practice, and the Marshall Berman Archives”, on March 28, at Columbia University. 
    Modernism in the Streets and all available books by Marshall Berman are 40% off until Saturday April 29th at midnight UTC. Click here to activate your 40% discount.

    I will began by talking about Marshall as a political theorist, but my real subject is how he became something else—and, I am inclined to think, something better.

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  • Andy Merrifield: Living for the City

    This piece originally appeared in Jacobin.
    Modernism in the Streets and all available books by Marshall Berman are 40% off until Saturday April 29th at midnight UTC. Click here to activate your 40% discount.

    In the early 1990s, when I first met Marshall Berman, he told me he was working on a book called Living for the City — “after the Stevie Wonder song.”

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