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Vehicles of Dissatisfaction

Jonathan Dollimore: Men and Motors, 24 July 2003

Autopia: Cars and Culture 
edited by Peter Wollen and Joe Kerr.
Reaktion, 400 pp., £25, November 2002, 1 86189 132 6
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... for and destroyed by it. The best essays in Autopia are those which engage with this history. Joe Kerr does well with the story of Detroit. I doubt even Marx could have envisaged the speed at which the capitalist wheel of fortune moved in this instance. At its height, Detroit was regarded proudly by some as the nation’s surrogate capital. In ...

The Tower

Andrew O’Hagan, 7 June 2018

... the darkness behind him suddenly lit up as the fire approached from the other side. Down below, Joe Delaney, a resident in Barandon Walk, one of the low-rise housing blocks that run from the base of the tower, had called 999 at 1.37 a.m. – ‘You have to send ambulances!’ he says on the recording – before going upstairs and telling his neighbour to ...

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