Posts By: KB

Harry Potter and the Death of the Hallowed

In celebration of 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published, I thought it’d be a good chance to look back to one of my own offerings  in which I offered a radical reading of Potter’s relationship to his magical art. During a short speaking tour on Mutiny in the US with Peter Rollins,

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Cathedral of the Pines

If you happen to be around London over the next couple of months, I’d highly recommend going to The Photographers’ Gallery near Oxford Street to catch this (rare) exhibition of Gregory Crewdson’s new series of photographs. And, though they look more like paintings by Hopper, these are photographs. The technical set-ups for each shot require Hollywood

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On Football as Socialism, Pentecost, and ‘Keeping Death in your Mouth’

Russell Brand is very often an annoying tool, but (once you get past the annoying first 10 mins) this podcast episode with Simon Critchley is stunning. Spinoza, Aristotle and the complexities of hating Frank Lampard, plus the ontology of West Ham, time dilation and why football is socialism. Not to mention Pentecost, keeping death in

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Burning Questions and Political Facades

Against the ravenous tiger of fire, we give the rich a rifle and the poor a feather. In 1971, an engineer at Ford motors called Lou Tubben invited all of his fellow company engineers to a presentation he’d put together about gas-tanks. Driving around with a whole lot of highly flammable liquid is, when you

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Means, and Ends

For Manchester, a new poem. –//– Click here to receive updates, and hear first about new projects

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‘No Speed Limit’ – Accelerate

Great quick overview of accelerationism. Terrifying, but hugely relevant.  ‘For decades longer than more orthodox contemporary thinkers, accelerationists have been focused on many of the central questions of the late 20th and early 21st centuries: the rise of China; the rise of artificial intelligence; what it means to be human in an era of addictive,

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