In this essay, Nathan Jurgenson defends the selfie from its critics. Neither basic, nor narcissistic, the selfie is a mirror of identity; a performance that reveals far more than it conceals.
An excerpt from Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life by Natasha Lennard.
In this edited excerpt from The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey views Foucault's life through his thought on desire, S&M and new forms of sexual practice in '70s gay culture:
In his new book Capital City, Sam Stein describes how one of the tasks of urban planners is to make capitalist development appear to be in the rational best interests of workers and bosses alike.
An excerpt from J.P. Nettl's re-issued biography of Rosa Luxemburg.
In this excerpt from Money, Michel Aglietta insists that money be seen as "an essentially political animal," arguing against the "three lies" relied upon by financial theory and the financial lobby it serves.
Check out a preview of the new graphic biography of Eugene Debs, coming out next February!
An extract from the novel Paradise Rot, on the loneliness and absurdity of being in a foreign city as a young exchange student, plus dealing with the everyday effects of patriarchy.
An exclusive excerpt from Jenny Hval's debut novel, Paradise Rot.
In this excerpt from Freud and the Non-European, Edward Said describes his method of situating historic thinkers and writers “contrapuntally.”