Suspicion of fermented foods owes to a peculiar blend of scientific and market forces so influential as to sway consumer preference in the direction of bland, unappetizing mass-produced substitutes for the zestier originals we can – and did – make ourselves.
A fungus offers a complicated lesson in late-capitalist logistics and survival. A review of Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World
The Post-Exotic novel wants to destroy reality. The second half of Antoine Volodine's essay on the form of the novel, its destruction and its reconstruction
Thomas Laqueur’s forthcoming book investigates the continuing life of the dead through a long history of European mourning and remembrance
Novelist China Miéville joins Evan Calder-Williams to launch Calder-Williams’ book Combined and Uneven Apocalypse (Zero Books) by announcing the death of the “Salvage punk” theory it presents.…