Weekend Reading List
A tribute to Liu Xiaobo, Justin Trudeau’s socks, and Monocle’s globalist chic: what to read this weekend
- Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident intellectual, has died at the age of 61. Perry Link pays tribute to him in the New York Review of Books, and proposes a comparison to Xi Jinping – 200 years from now, ‘will the glint of Liu Xiaobo’s incisive intellect be remembered, or the cardboard mediocrity of Xi’s?’
- Alexandra Lange writes in the New Yorker on the dress that connects Jane Jacobs and Georgia O’Keeffe.
- Over at frieze, Carlos Delcós reports on the culture of recent protests against housing inequality, censorship and a colonial past, in Barcelona.
- In case you missed it: British Vogue’s ex-fashion director Lucinda Chambers’ explosive interview with Vestoj.
- ‘Every evil must have its own sock, because Justin Trudeau cares.’
- Can Monocle’s globalist chic survive in the era of populist revolt?
- And Game of Thrones is back for its seventh season this weekend – Jedediah Purdy celebrates its cosmological pleasures in the Los Angeles Review of Books.