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How to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Read an exclusive extract from Nathalie Olah's non-fiction book, 'Steal As Much As You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity'.


I Watched the Neighbourhood I Grew Up in Get Gentrified

In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Malakaï Sargeant describes how gentrification destroyed Hackney.


These Two Friends Share Vital Stories About Black Mental Health at Uni

We hear from the co-authors of new #Merky Books release 'Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change', and excerpt part of a chapter.


Satellites Are Quietly, Constantly Watching Us

In a few short decades, the movement and activities of large swathes of Earth's humans can be tracked at all times.


Stormzy Details His Big Break in this Exclusive Book Excerpt

We've got a chapter extract from 'Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far,' the 25-year-old rapper's first release on his new book imprint.


The Surprising Number of Middle-Aged White Men Who Think About Faking Their Own Deaths

In Elizabeth Greenwood's latest book, 'Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud' we learn about the cottage industry that's cropped up around "pseudocide".


Thurston Moore Is Putting Out Necrobutcher's Black Metal Book, 'The Death Archives'

Read an exclusive excerpt, in which a young Mayhem gets a crucified mouse in the mail.


How the ZX Spectrum Helped the 1980s Become Video Gaming’s Most Creative Decade

In this excerpt from the new book Electronic Dreams, we learn how the Speccy changed the video gaming landscape forever.


Looking at Video Games as Art with ‘Tengami’ and Writer Matt Sainsbury

Matt's new book 'Game Art' features incredible imagery, but is the public ready to accept video games as art? Here's a chat about that, alongside a chapter from the book.


Read an Excerpt from Simon Parkin’s New Book, ‘Death By Video Game’

When his wife was hospitalised with an ectopic pregnancy, Chris found refuge in the cold, grim surroundings of Skyrim.


Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from the Forthcoming Indie Games Book, ‘Independent By Design’

London indie studio Failbetter Games already tasted critical success this year with Sunless Sea. This exclusive book excerpt explores the developers' beginnings.