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Weekend Reading List

From the Women's Strike to a march that cancels itself out: what to read this weekend

Herbert J. Biberman, Salt of the Earth, 1954, film still. Courtesy: nplusone

Herbert J. Biberman, Salt of the Earth, 1954, film still. Courtesy: nplusone

  • Crime and consumerism: regular frieze contributor Brian Dillon on Raymond Chandler.
     
  • ​Nicer than his reputation: has history been unkind to Niccolò Machiavelli?
     
  • Wages for housework – a defence of the Women’s Strike.
     
  • ‘It hurts and looks cool’ ­– Robert Barry writing for frieze.com on punk pretenders The Deadly Doris.
     
  • A self-cancelling march ­ – Rhodri Davis remembers a collaboration with the late artist and anti-war activist Gustav Metzger.
     
  • Gay doesn’t always mean happy – who was and was not acceptable fodder for Milo Yiannopoulos’s rants.
     
  • From the frieze archives: when music videos were video art.
     
  • ‘I have no solution’ –reading Jim Jarmusch’s films through the political reflections of Talal Asad.

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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