Zack Furness

Zack Furness is Assistant Professor of Communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny. He is the author of One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Temple University Press, 2010), editor of Punkademics (Minor Compositions, 2012), and co-editor of The NFL: Critical/Cultural Perspectives (Temple University Press, forthcoming). Zack was a longtime member of the Bad Subjects editorial collective and has contributed to a bunch of CDs, a number of activist projects, several books, a couple of good print rags (Bitch and Punk Planet), and exactly one vinyl LP. He has played in punk bands since 1997 and currently sings for BARONS in Pittsburgh, PA.


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Defending Anarchism

Defending Anarchism

David Graeber is unlikely to get a fair shake.  Despite publishing respectable works in anthropology, as well as a lauded tome on debt, his newest book, The Democracy Project, offers an insightful analysis of democracy and the Occupy Wall Street protests through the eyes of a self-identified anarchist. For many, this will be a hard pill to swallow. More»

Sports and Politics

Sports and Politics

For someone who grew up in an athletic family, I have a hard time paying attention to sports. It’s not so much the games as it is the process of navigating the spectacular cultural industry that surrounds them. More»

Cabela's Hearts Indians

Cabela’s Hearts Indians

Hunting for a sassy-looking sweatshirt, I stumbled across Cabela’s online frontier of testosterone. For those unfamiliar with the outfitter, the site doesn’t do justice to the consumer stadiums that CEO, Richard N. Cabela, has erected. However, it’s still a place where you can obtain all the necessary accoutrements for an Elk grinding session, or going ‘deep cover’ in the no-man’s land between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. More»