Weekend Reading List
Christopher Nolan's 'Hobbesian anti-art' and the spectacular implosion of Shia LaBeouf's 'He Will Not Divide Us': what to read this weekend
- After a BBC education video on Roman Britain was hijacked by alt-right commentators, sparking a Twitter storm about the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain, Mary Beard gives the trolls (and Nicholas Nassim Taleb) a lesson in history and courtesy.
- Why make Dunkirk? Don’t miss Jonathon Sturgeon’s withering take in The Baffler on the ‘Hobbesian anti-art’ of Christopher Nolan.
- Nikesh Shukla considers Raj from The Big Bang Theory, and ‘wanking foreigners’ across western pop culture.
- What if ‘following our passions’ wasn’t just an empty sales pitch? Miya Tokumitsu reviews Andy Merrifield’s new book The Amateur for frieze.
- In Dissent, Andrea DenHoed writes on ‘child star turned action hero turned performance artist' Shia LaBeouf’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ project, its spectacular implosion, and the limits of empty calls for unity.
- Prometheus or Narcissus? Helena Sheehan on ’the world’s most celebrified finance minister' Yanis Varoufakis’ new memoir.