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James Rowe considers collecting, time and objects.

First Five with Casey Brienza

First Five

Casey Brienza, Lecturer in Publishing and Digital Media in the Department of Culture and Creative Industries at City University London, shares her first five.

Back to the Future

In 1998, they looked toward The Shape of Punk to Come. Now, the highly influential Swedish punk band Refused returns with Freedom, their first album in 17 years. It is a mix of extreme left political vitriol, hokey mid-tempo riffing and an awkwardly placed pop sheen.

Critical Links: July 3rd, 2015

Ms. America, net.flag, the art of dissent, John Hancock's signature and the man who saw America in this weeks Critical Links.

Critical Links: May 29th, 2015

Taking measure of sexism, the state of higher education, algorithmic citizenship, the gender gap in Wikipedia authors and art and money in this weeks Critical Links."


Thoughts on Liturgy's new album "The Ark Work" which re-contextualizes black metal tropes in the face of often harsh critical attitudes.