Weekend Reading List

Where else can you find HBO sitcoms, Paul Simon, the industrial history of colour photography and the legacy of Euro ’96?

  • In the new issue of The Baffler, Astra Taylor reports on the refugee crisis in Greece
  • For the ‘Black Sky Thinking’ column at The Quietus, Phil Harrison looks back two decades to the Euro ’96 football tournament, and pop culture of the mid-1990s, to trace the rise of Eurosceptism in Britain
  • Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker finds out how HBO satire Silicon Valley gets so close to the truth of the tech industry
  • Whilst Molly Sauter exposes the privileged mindset behind the latest book by ‘televangelist of technology’ Kevin Kelly
  • In an exhaustively researched essay for Triple Canopy, Claire Lehmann explores how the photography industry has shaped our tastes in colour
  • Film Comment’s Michael Sragow reviews Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s new documentary about US film director Brian DePalma 
  • Finally, at Slate, music critic Carl Wilson (who has also contributed a piece for the summer issue of frieze on the 40th anniversary of The Residents) asks the burning question: ‘Is Paul Simon the worst great songwriter, or the best terrible songwriter?’

Dan Fox is a writer who lives in New York, USA. His latest book is Limbo (2018).

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