Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis discussing his new book Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism published by Melville House Welcome to technofeudalism . . . Perhaps we were too distracted by the pandemic, or the endless financial crises, or the rise of TikTok. But under cover of them all, a new and more exploitative system has been taking hold. Insane […]

Erin McElroy / Silicon Valley Imperialism

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The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, City Lights, and Duke University Press present Erin McElroy in conversation with Chris Carlsson, Manissa M. Maharawal, Toshio Meronek, and Lisa Rofel celebrating the publication of Silicon Valley Imperialism: Techno Fantasies and Frictions in Postsocialist Times By Erin McElroy Published by Duke University Press In Silicon Valley Imperialism, Erin McElroy maps […]

Poetry in the Age of Machine Intelligence

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Black Ocean Books and City Lights celebrate the publication of I Create Like the Word: Poetry in the Age of Machine Intelligence Curated by Jesse Damiani, promptcraft by Alexander Reben Published by Black Ocean A new title from Black Ocean’s Undercurrents series. As AI grows in utility and cultural presence, so do questions surrounding the […]

Premal Dharia and Maria Hawilo / Dismantling Mass Incarceration

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City Lights and Farrar Straus Giroux celebrate the publication of Dismantling Mass Incarceration: A Handbook for Change Edited by Premal Dharia, James Forman Jr., and Maria Hawilo Published by FSG Originals Premal Dharia and Maria Hawilo in conversation. Moderated by Josie Duffy Rice A vital reader on ending mass incarceration featuring advocates, experts, and formerly […]

Satsuki Ina in conversation with Brandon Shimoda

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Satsuki Ina in conversation with Brandon Shimoda City Lights and Heyday Books celebrate the publication of The Poet and the Silk Girl: A Memoir of Love, Imprisonment, and Protest By Satsuki Ina Published by Heyday Books A compelling and prismatic love story of one family’s defiance in the face of injustice—and how their story echoes […]

DW Gibson / One Week to Change the World

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DW Gibson discusses One Week to Change the World: An Oral History of the 1999 WTO Protests Published by Simon & Schuster with special guests Celia Alario, four waters, and David Solnit One week in late 1999, more than 50,000 people converged on Seattle. Their goal: to shut down the World Trade Organization conference and […]

Bushra Rehman in conversation with May-lee Chai

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City Lights and Flatiron Books present Bushra Rehman in conversation with May-lee Chai discussing Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman published by Flatiron Books A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice * An NPR Best Book of the Year * A Padma Lakshmi Book Club Pick Razia Mirza grows up […]

Daniel Borzutzky in conversation with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

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City Lights and Coffee House Press celebrate the publication of The Murmuring Grief of the Americas By Daniel Borzutzky Published by Coffee House Press In The Murmuring Grief of the Americas, 2016 National Book Award winner Daniel Borzutzky holds to account the private interests driving Western humanitarian decisions, laying bare the immense toll of exploitative […]

Nahum Dimitri Chandler with Hortense J. Spillers and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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Nahum Dimitri Chandler in conversation with Hortense J. Spillers and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak This discussion will explore the theoretical determination of an idea of difference amongst the human in the early thought of W. E. B. Du Bois. The book which it celebrates and makes reference to is: Annotations: On the Early Thought of W. […]

Paul S. Hirsch/Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism

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Paul S. Hirsch discusses his new book Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism Published by University of Chicago Press Winner of the Popular Culture Association’s Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Book in Popular or American Culture In the 1940s and ’50s, comic books were some of the most popular—and most […]