Elasticity of demand

Elasticity of demand Reflections on The Wire John kraniauskas Can’t reason with the pushermanFinance is al that he understandsCurtis Mayfield, ‘Lit le Child Runnin’ Wild’David Simon and Edward Burns’s TV series The Wire (HBO, 2002–08) opens with a killing and builds from there, over five seasons and sixty hours of television. What it narrates is […]

Capitalist Epics

In our recent highlight from RP163, David Cunningham examines the relationship between Lukács’ ‘The Theory of the Novel’ and his later Marxist works, and its asks how we are to read this work today.

Noir into history

Noir into history James Ellroy’s Blood’s a Rover John kraniauskas ‘… history, the billiondollar speedup’ John Dos Passos, USA, 1938Blood’s a Rover (2009) is the final volume of James Ellroy’s ‘Underworld USA’ trilogy, which includes American Tabloid (1995) and The Cold Six Thousand (2001).1 It is one of a recent glut of long, serially formatted […]