I can’t imagine where they carry their nightmares Richard Seymour, Patreon ‘Capitalism says: take what you can afford, based on the market value of your labour-power. Ecology says: you can give everything you have, because everything you have is a gift. Nature is, in this sense, kenotic: it works by self-sacrifice. It only becomes fullyContinue reading “Digest: February 2023”
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Digest: January 2023
Ghost Audience Kelby Losack, BESTSELLER ‘To post is to perform in front of a faceless crowd that you can’t see beyond the brightness of the stage lights. The noise of cheering and jeering is proof that yes, there is an audience out there, but what are you getting from them beyond the shouting? You exitContinue reading “Digest: January 2023”
Transphobia and the Break-Up of Britain
It should come as no surprise that the UK’s most visible victimisation of a marginalised group at present – the war on trans rights – should become so intertwined with the fight to suppress secessionist movements in the state’s peripheries.
Digest: December 2022
Language as Water Grug Muse, Wales Arts Review ‘There is no word in English that conveys the difference between Cymraeg and Cymreig. Both meanings – Cymraeg, meaning something pertaining to the Welsh language, and Cymreig, something pertaining to Wales – are squeezed into the English word ‘Welsh’. A language is not a country. It’s a universe, and when you shiftContinue reading “Digest: December 2022”
The popularity of the Welsh language
The Welsh language appears to be very popular these days. Particularly thanks to this year’s World Cup, where the FAW’s adoption of ‘Yma O Hyd’ has helped catapult Cymraeg to a degree of prominence hitherto unforeseen, prompting a curiosity about Welsh culture and history that reaches far beyond this country’s borders.
Digest: November 2022
Memphis, South Wales Emma Garland, Fun Factory ‘When he was alive he was attached to his carefully curated image like Peter Pan stitched to his own shadow, and he leaves in his wake a connection between fan and idol that was never consummated. He remains an image and an image alone, and upon that imageContinue reading “Digest: November 2022”
No more princes, no more masters
In the days following the death of Elizabeth II, it would appear that Wales is far from immune from the hysteria surrounding the British monarchy’s transition from one figurehead to another.
Selling Wrexham’s Welshness
After almost two years of starstruck delirium, there finally appears to be a sense of unease surrounding Wrexham AFC’s ‘Hollywood takeover’.
Preaching to the Choir
It’s bizarre that there is widespread shock at this forthright admission of zeal for class war and wealth transference, for such sentiments are demonstrated acutely in every political project the Tories have embarked upon since 2010.
Imagining the thereafter, abolishing the present
If the central imperative of revolution – in its immediate phase – is to upturn wholesale the existing Order of Things, then no concepts or structures are immutable.