Unpopular Culture

A Butterfly Reads History

A Butterfly Reads History

While Adorno claimed that to write poetry after Auschwitz was bar­baric, hip-hop claims that it is nec­es­sary to write poetry after the bar­barism of slav­ery. Its his­tory, and its his­tor­i­cal con­se­quences, must be recorded.

Stereolab's Revolutionary Horizon

Stereolab’s Revolutionary Horizon

Stere­o­lab is an intellectual’s dream, equal parts vin­tage synth man­ual, obscure bossa nova record, and com­mu­nist tract. Their fetish for odd key­board and odd jazz is well dis­cussed, but their lyrics, often deeply Marx­ist, far less so.