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    • Cultural critic

    • A cultural critic is a critic of a given culture, usually as a whole and typically on a radical basis. There is significant overlap with social and cultural theory. Contemporary usage has tended to include all types of criticism directed at culture. The term cultural criticism itself has been claimed by Jacques B ... Read »


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    • Jaafar Aksikas

    • Jaafar Aksikas is a Moroccan-born American academic and cultural critic. He holds a Ph.D in Cultural Studies from George Mason University, an MA in the Humanities from Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco. He is currently Associate Prof ... Read »


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    • Armen Avanessian

    • Armen Avanessian (*1973 in Vienna) is an Austrian philosopher, literary theorist, and political theorist. He has taught at the Free University of Berlin, among other institutions, and held fellowships in the German departments of Columbia University and Yale University. His work on Speculative Realism and Accelerationi ... Read »


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    • Hiroki Azuma

    • Hiroki Azuma (東 浩紀?, Azuma Hiroki) (born May 9, 1971) is a Japanese cultural critic. Born in Mitaka, Tokyo, he received his Ph.D. (in "Culture and Representation") from the University of Tokyo in 1999 and became a professor at the International University of Japan in 2003. He was an Executive Resear ... Read »


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    • Stephen Bayley

    • Stephen Paul Bayley (born 13 October 1951) is a British design critic, cultural critic, journalist and author. Bayley was born in Cardiff, Wales and spent his childhood years in Liverpool, England, attending Booker Avenue County Primary School and Quarry Bank High school (now known as Calderstones School). He was ... Read »


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    • Gautam Bhatia

    • Gautam Bhatia is an Indian architect. 1. Campus for the Indian Institute for Child Welfare, Delhi 2. Bharatendu Natak Academy, Lucknow 3. District Institute for Education and Training, Gangtok 4. Monolith Resorts, Bhimtal 5. Country Inn Resort, Corbett Park 6. Devigarh Palace Hotel, Udaipur 7. Institute for ... Read »


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    • Frankie Boyle

    • Francis Martin Patrick Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer, well known for his pessimistic and often controversial sense of humour. He was a permanent panellist on the comedy panel show Mock the Week from its beginning in 2005 until his departure in late 2009 and made guest appearances on seve ... Read »


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    • Will Brooker

    • Will Brooker is a writer and academic, professor of film and cultural studies at Kingston University and an author of several books of cultural studies dealing with elements of modern pop culture and fandom, specifically Batman, Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland. Brooker completed his BA (Hons) in film and English ... Read »


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    • Ellis Cashmore

    • Ellis Cashmore (10 February 1949 in Staffordshire, Great Britain) is a British sociologist and cultural critic. He is currently a visiting professor of sociology at Aston. Before teaching at Aston, he used to teach culture, media and sport at Staffordshire University, started in 1993. Before 1993, he taught sociology a ... Read »


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    • Carolyn Cooper

    • Carolyn Cooper CD (born November 20 1950) is a West Indian author and literary scholar. Born in Jamaica, she is a professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. From 1975 to 1980, she was an assistant professor at Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. ... Read »


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    • T.J. Demos

    • T.J. Demos is an art historian and cultural critic who writes on contemporary art and visual culture, particularly in relation to globalization, politics, migration and ecology. Currently a Professor in the Department of History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) at UC Santa Cruz, and the founding director of the Center ... Read »


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    • Diedrich Diederichsen

    • Diedrich Diederichsen (born August 15, 1957) is a German author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is one of Germany′s most renowned intellectual writers at the crossroads of the arts, politics, and pop culture. Diedrich Diederichsen was born and grew up in Hamburg where he worked as a music journalist and ... Read »


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    • Alexander Genis

    • Alexander Genis

      Alexander Genis (born February 11, 1953) is a Russian–American writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic. He has written more than a dozen books that are non-fiction bestsellers in Russia. Genis, an American citizen, resides in the New York City area. He is the father of Daniel Genis, writer and journalist. After ... Read »


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    • Ricky Gervais

    • Ricky Gervais

      Richard "Ricky" Dene Gervais (/dʒərˈveɪz/; born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, singer, and musician. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new wave act Seona Dancing and working as the ma ... Read »


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    • Theo van Gogh (film director)

    • Theo van Gogh (film director)

      Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch film director, film producer, television director, television producer, television presenter, screenwriter, actor, critic and author. Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born write ... Read »


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    • Margaret Morganroth Gullette

    • Margaret Morganroth Gullette (born 1941), a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, is a cultural critic who calls herself an age critic and theorist. She is a prize-winning writer of nonfiction, an essayist, feminist, and activist. Her contributions to the field of cultural ... Read »


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    • Christopher Hitchens

    • Christopher Hitchens

      Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity F ... Read »


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    • Jim Jefferies (comedian)

    • Jim Jefferies (comedian)

      Geoff James Nugent (born 14 February 1977), known professionally as Jim Jefferies (and previously Jim Jeffries), is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Born in Perth, Western Australia as Geoff James Nugent, he initially took the stage name Jim Jeffries but amended the last name to Jefferies to avoi ... Read »


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    • Adrian Johnston (philosopher)

    • Adrian Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and a faculty member at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. Johnston is one of the most widely followed philosophers writing today. Influenced by Žižek and his readings of German idealism, Joh ... Read »


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    • Nader Kadhim

    • Nader Kadhim

      Nader Hassan Ali Kadhim (Arabic: نادر حسن علي كاظم‎‎; born 1973) is a Bahraini writer, academic and cultural critic. Born in the village of Al Dair in 1973, Kadhim completed his primary, intermediate and secondary education in government schools. He then enrolled in ... Read »


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    • Shantrelle P. Lewis

    • Shantrelle Patrice Lewis (born in June 13, 1978) is a curator, historian, critic and filmmaker. She is a 2012 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow and a 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow. Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to computer analyst father Wayne Lewis and retired social w ... Read »


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    • Karl Marx

    • Karl Marx

      Karl Marx (/mɑːrks/;German: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈmaɐ̯ks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German-born scientist, philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Trier to a middle-class family, he later studied political economy and Hegelian philosophy. As an adul ... Read »


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    • Ischa Meijer

    • Ischa Meijer

      Israël Chaim "Ischa" Meijer (14 February 1943 – 14 February 1995) was a Dutch journalist, television presenter, radio presenter, critic and author. He survived the Nazi concentration camp Bergen Belsen along with his parents. Ischa Meijer was born as the oldest child of historian Jaap Meijer and Liesbeth V ... Read »


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    • Ashis Nandy

    • Ashis Nandy

      Ashis Nandy (Bengali: আশিস নন্দী; born 1937) is an Indian political psychologist, social theorist, and critic. A trained clinical psychologist, Nandy has provided theoretical critiques of European colonialism, development, modernity, secularism, Hindutva, science, technology ... Read »


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    • Desiderio Navarro

    • Desiderio Navarro Peréz is a Cuban art, culture and literature critic. Navarro was born on May 13, 1948, in Camagüey. In the middle of the sixties he started to publish his first articles and studies in several Cuban and foreign magazines, in the field of literature, visual arts, aesthetics and cultural scie ... Read »


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    • Natias Neutert

    • Natias Neutert (spoken: noytərt) (born February 24, 1947, Neusalz (now Nowa Sól, Poland) is a German bestseller author, poet, essayist, orator, translator, editor, curator, and artist, known for innovations on different cultural fields. As Maximilian D'Alumeuse Neutert appears in two novels of the German writer H ... Read »


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    • Troy Parfitt

    • Troy Parfitt is a Canadianauthor and traveler who focuses on critical travel commentary and cultural exposes. He grew up in New Brunswick, Canada but has lived in Taiwan and Korea and has taught English as a second language in East Asia for twelve years. He wrote two books, called Notes From The Other China and Why Chi ... Read »


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    • Maria Popova

    • Maria Popova (Bulgarian: Мария Попова; born 28 July 1984) is a Bulgarian writer, blogger, and critic living in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her blog BrainPickings.org, which features her writing on culture, books, and eclectic subjects off and on the Internet. Popova's pare ... Read »


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    • Bertrand Russell

    • Bertrand Russell

      Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, a ... Read »


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    • E. San Juan Jr.

    • Epifanio San Juan Jr., also known as E. San Juan Jr. (born December 29, 1938) , at Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines), is a known Filipino American literary academic, Tagalog writer, Filipino poet, civic intellectual, activist, writer, essayist, video/film maker, editor, and poet whose works related to the Filipino Diaspo ... Read »


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    • Ziauddin Sardar

    • Ziauddin Sardar

      Ziauddin Sardar (Urdu: ضیاء الدین سردار‎; born 31 October 1951) is a London-based scholar, award-winning writer, cultural critic and public intellectual who specialises in Muslim thought, the future of Islam, futures studies and science and cultural relations. Prospect mag ... Read »


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    • Pierre Schaeffer

    • Pierre Schaeffer

      Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (English pronunciation: i/piːˈɛər ˈhɛnriː məˈriː ˈʃeɪfər/, French pronunciation: ​[ʃɛfɛʁ]; 14 August 1910 – 19 August 1995) was a French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician. His innovative w ... Read »


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    • Steven Shaviro

    • Steven Shaviro (born April 3, 1954) is an American academic, philosopher and cultural critic whose areas of interest include film theory, time, science fiction, panpsychism, capitalism, affect and subjectivity. His most widely read book is Doom Patrols, a "theoretical fiction" that outlines the state of postmodernism d ... Read »


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    • Ljubodrag Simonović


    • Paul Smith (academic)

    • Paul Smith (born 1954 in Eastleigh, UK) is an academic and cultural critic. He holds a B.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D in American Studies from the University of Kent. He is currently Professor of Cultural Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, United ... Read »


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    • Mark Steyn

    • Mark Steyn

      Mark Steyn (born December 8, 1959) is a Canadian author, writer, and conservative political commentator. He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller. He is published in newspapers and magazines, and appears on shows such as those of Rush Limbaugh, ... Read »


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    • Still Processing

    • Still Processing

      Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast hosted by Times writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. Morris joined the New York Times from the Boston Globe in 2015 with a podcast as part of his new contract and approached Wortham about serving as co-host. Developed under the working title Feelings, the sh ... Read »


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    • Gáspár Miklós Tamás


    • Ebru Umar

    • Ebru Umar

      Ebru Umar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌe:bru ˈumɑr]; Turkish pronunciation: [ˌɛbruː umˈɑr]; born 20 May 1970) is a Dutch columnist of Turkish descent. Under the influence of Theo van Gogh, she gave up a career in management and became a columnist, first for van Gogh's website and, after he was ass ... Read »


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    • Ashok Vajpeyi

    • Ashok Vajpeyi

      Ashok Vajpeyi (Hindi: अशोक वाजपेयी) (born 1941) is an Indian poet in Hindi, essayist, literary-cultural critic, apart from being a noted cultural and arts administrator, and a former civil servant. He was chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi India's National Academy of Art ... Read »


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    • VukÅ¡a Veličković


    • Jamal Watson

    • Jamal Watson is a writer and columnist whose work is regularly featured in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and The Root. In 2001, Watson reported that Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, and attorney Johnnie Cochran were planning a lawsuit on behalf of the descendants of African slaves. Watson has also ... Read »


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    • Slavoj Žižek


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