Culture Digest

From Frantz Fanon’s hidden humanism to medieval fan fiction: what to read this weekend.

Raúl Ruiz, City of Pirates, 1983, film still

From Anthony Burgess being bitchy to a primer for Xenofeminism: what to read this weekend

From Robert Walser's art criticism to 'microbial dark matter': what to read this weekend

From the perversity of suburbia to the politics of partying: what to read this weekend

The re-release of Allan Sekula’s seminal book critiquing the bond between capitalism and representations of material culture

Alison Knowles and Pauline Oliveros, Brahms was a two-penny harlot, c.1970, postcard

From Beethoven's lesbianism to the precarious foundations of political philosophy: what to read this weekend

Fountain dedicated to José Martí, a figurehead of Cuban independence, and the revolutionary leader Abel Santamaría, Santiago de Cuba. Courtesy Matthew Connors

From the many unpublished obituaries of Fidel Castro to the architecture of Dubai: what to read about this weekend

Hosting and hospitality at the Delfina Foundation

Carmen Herrera, Green and Orange, 1958, acrylic on canvas, 152 × 183 cm. Collection of Paul and Trudy Cejas © Carmen Herrera; photograph by Chi Lam

From Carmen Herrera's taste for simplicity to a history of competitive eating: what to read this weekend

The second part of this week’s Culture Digest looking at performative meals: an evening of operatics with Grace Schwindt

This week’s Culture Digest focuses on performative meals. First: the Climavore dinners series from Cooking Sections

Elisa Jane Karg, How to be a Nonconformist, 1968. Courtesy: the artist and Brainpickings

From the art of opacity to Joan Didion on race and the problem of good intentions: what to read this weekend

Video

From Sibylle Berg & Claus Richter's Wonderland Avenue (2016), commissioned for Frieze Projects 2016

Frieze Art Fair Video - 13 Jan 2017

Explore the year's commmissions and uncover their shared concerns

Playlist - 09 Jan 2017

1980s sci-fi; Louise Bourgeois; Russian fairytale animation.