Weekend Reading List

From an interview with Paul Beatty to the evolution of Midnight Spook Shows: what to read this weekend

Poster for Dr. Silkini’s Asylum of Horrors, c. 1949

Poster for Dr. Silkini’s Asylum of Horrors, c. 1949

  • 'He was too remote, too lacquered in anecdote for there to be any question of getting to know him' - the extravagant life of historian Steven Runciman.

  • ‘Who are you?’ Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty talks about race, tribalism and satire.

  • Like the tide, the Beach Boys recede but always come back: on their enduring legacy.

  • Happy Halloween: America's most notorious of Midnight Spook Shows.

  • From frieze.com: in light of the fragile alliance between Nigel Farage and Donald Trump, is it time to reassess the UK/US special cultural relationship? 

  • From the frieze archives: Bruce Hainley on Louise Lawler’s covert photography.

  • ‘Built to unnerve, Severed Heads have written their own language’ – a guide to the work of Australia’s strangest electronic music project.

Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London, UK. He is a lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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