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Naomi Klein puts consumerism under the spotlight for a close examination of over-the-counter-culture and anti-corporate subversion.
The Nation's Favourite is a collection of eyewitness accounts of Radio 1’s transition from the Smashy & Nicey days of old (well,...
The ageing American oddity known as Robert Anton Wilson is perhaps best known for the Illuminatus trilogy which he co-wrote with Robert...
Many would regard Brave New World as Huxley's most important novel. This may or may not be true, though it is undoubtedly his most popular....
'As I entered my 45th year, I decided to write a book that contained snapshots of the world from where I was standing', says Bill Drummond on the opening page of 45.
Everyone’s a DJ now. Although they may only ever have once played to a bunch of disinterested drinkers in some grotty bar, practically...
Rough Guides to house and drum‘n’bass have just been published and a similar tome for hip-hop is in the offing, so a Rough...
Ch-ching!  It’s all about the benjamins, and it looks like Channel 4 knows that best. This book is a spin off from the pretty phenomenal...
Thompson is widely acknowledged as one of England’s leading lights in the world of literature and his latest book goes all the way towards...
Techno Rebels represents the first concerted attempt to relate the history of techno music, a task author Dan Sicko, a Detroit native,...
Mars has always been a source of fascination, provocation and speculation within astronomical and scientific fields, but the scant information that...
It is unlikely that the full history of ska, rocksteady and reggae music has been so well documented, hand in hand with the history of the...
The first six chapters of From Hell were originally published in the excellent (and eventually banned) small press horror comic...
In 1998 a documentary feature film was released by a small production company in New York that quickly became the most essential viewing for anyone...
As foot and mouth ravages the animal population of this country, so one naturally takes a renewed interest in all things viral, cellular and...
This monumental biography was published last year, seven years after the death of Sun Ra at the age of 79. Monumental is an appropriate word to...
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