Commodify Your Dissent

Collection of essays from the defunct but missed Baffler, a magazine that aimed and fired right into the heart of our advertising-based age. Ads use rebellion against us– rebellion is cool, buy our product to rebel, taking the wind out of the sails of true rebellion.
The essays are filled with smart writing, from taking down Quentin Tarrantino as a hack director who stole all his good bits, to assailing record producers who want to make everyone sound like the Beatles, to the faux list of new words introduced by the “grunge scene” of 1990s Seattle (which got picked up and printed verbatim by the NYT, oops!)

auth=Frank, Thomas
sub=Salvos from the Baffler