Literature
David Marshall

David Marshall

This is the latest in a series of articles and illustrations from our new special edition publication New Cartography.  The magazine offers readers a fresh and alternative take on mapping the urban environment through a collection of articles and illustrations from a wide array of contributors. The complete magazine can be viewed here. River Below The...
Review: T.M. Wolf - Sound

Review: T.M. Wolf – Sound

T. M. Wolf’s debut novel, Sound, is a book, a film and a swirly, scratching record all in one. Writen by a young New Jerseyite, the ‘experimental’ novel is a story about everything that you don’t say, all with dialogue, thoughts, memories, ideas and background sounds set out like musical...
Life: Revisited

Life: Revisited

The title of David Eagleman’s book Sum, recently adapted by Wayne McGregor and Max Richter as an opera at the Royal Opera House, is no accident. Eagleman deliberately chose the term for three reasons: it is Latin for ‘I am’; it relates to the Latin term for a peak, or...
A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

As we continue to emerge pale and bruised from the end of the last decade, writers have learnt to battle the inevitable fallout one day at a time. An increasing preference for fiction set in and around a single day leads one to question what exactly it is that we’re...
Capitalism's New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Capitalism’s New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Colin Cremin’s book is ambitious and pertinent. Using Hans Christian Anderson’s short tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the author looks to prove that our consciousness of modernity is essentially false; where rhetoric and hegemony, “draped” like clothing over the naked body of Capital, are ersatz and misleading. Indeed, as he...
Notes Toward a Critique of Money

Notes Toward a Critique of Money

In keeping with our look at the effect of capitalism over our modern world, see the False Consciousness series for more, we present the work of Georgios Papadopoulos. In his book Notes Toward a Critique of Money Papadopoulos, through prose and artwork from many contributing artists, ‘highlights the functions of money...
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Dark Matter is a book on ‘Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture’ by the artist and writer Gregory Sholette. With impressive knowledge Sholette archives art activism, mostly in New York. Accounts of said activism and art which either rejected the mainstream or were simply denied are interjected...
A selected extract from Maxim and Fyodor

A selected extract from Maxim and Fyodor

Read a brief digestion of Maxim and Fyodor here. __________________ These extracts reproduced with kind permission of Seagull Publishing House Ltd. __________________ Read a brief digestion of Maxim and Fyodor here.
The Opium Eater

The Opium Eater

A forlorn Sunday morning in the autumn of 1804. Thomas de Quincey, tormented by acute neuralgia, submits to a chemistry that will quell his malady but will alter his mind and his life. He vanishes into a Chemist on Oxford Street in London where, for no more than a shilling,...