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RIP Mark Fisher

Writer, cultural theorist and music critic Mark Fisher has died. His long-running blog, k-punk, examined pop culture with theoretical rigour, an entertaining and illuminating look at the world we live in.

He wrote beautifully on sound, underground culture, mental health, and radical politics, and was a contributor to Wire, Sight & Sound, The Guardian, as well as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths.

His acclaimed 2009 book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? achieved international acclaim, and provided an influential framework for looking at late capitalism. His most recent book, The Weird and the Eerie was published in early 2017 – here’s an extract courtesy of The Quietus.

His output remains essential reading – check out his piece after Michael Jackson, and this excerpt from Ghosts of my Life.