David Bowie showed that even if artists can dream, they can never fully remove themselves from the world.
Alexander Billet is a writer, artist, and cultural critic living in Los Angeles. He is an editor at Locust Review and blogs at To Whom It May Concern.
Though he became a Reaganite, Frank Sinatra's early career was shaped by the Popular Front's experiments in left-wing culture.
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis speaks to the banality of terror in a world dominated by capital.
Bono’s mission isn’t simply to provide capitalism with a human face. It’s to ruin music in the process.
A recent book on musician Fred Ho reveals some starting points for a modern radical avant-garde.
Fred Ho’s dedication to challenging capitalism$’s logic through art only grew stronger in his final days.
Pete Seeger represented a musical tradition that can’t be divorced from American radicalism.