Bad Subjects

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Bad Subjects publishes accessible cultural criticism online for a monthly audience of over 100,000 readers from around the world. Our website features the ‘zine alongside original editorials and reviews. In 2004, we released our second volume of essays, Collective Action edited by Megan Shaw Prelinger and Joel Schalit on Pluto Press. Our first collectively edited and authored book, simply titled Bad Subjects, came out in 1998 and is available on New York University Press.

Online since 1992, Bad Subjects is one of the oldest continuously-running publications on the internet. In fact, we started out on a gopher server because there was no world wide web in 1992. I joined the editorial collective in 1994, and served as co-director from 2001-2003.

To read Bad Subjects online, click here or on the banner above.

If you write accessible cultural criticism and you like what we publish, please consider submitting something to us. Feel free to contact me with author queries. Our site lists calls for articles for upcoming topical issues, and you can also directly contact the issue editors.