Culture Digest

50 years after ‘rivers of blood’, the politics of fitness culture, Isle of Dogs and language as power: what to read this weekend

The politics of the red cap, a tribute to Studio Ghibli cofounder, and rewatching The Breakfast Club in the age of #MeToo

What to read this weekend: secrets of the magic lantern, ‘Soul of a Nation’ in Arkansas, and China’s bleak democratic prospects

Instagram influencers’s minimalist ploy, democratizing the art world and camp’s radical potential: what to read this weekend

Gazumped by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, a story of Dustbowl climate refugees who rise up against their oppressors

Sex is not a sandwich, how to change the world and Lukács in Orbán’s Hungary: what to read this weekend

The commodified atmosphere of Time’s Up and the Male Glance: what to read this weekend

What to read this weekend: in praise of the negative review, food and authenticity, and the desires of the Tory Brexiteers

From the controversial winner of the Golden Bear to Morgan Fisher's homage to Bruce Conner – to possibly the bleakest film ever made

What to read this weekend: Barbie vs Bratz; conspiracists's idealism and paranoia; and does Black Panther’s Afrofuturist spectacle deliver

What to read this weekend: reflections on the canine; Ta-Nehisi Coates’s journey; and a secretive NYPD task force closing down music venues

With the arrival of the first superhero film to feature a black lead since 1998's Blade, a reading list on black comic-book culture

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Matthew Brannon in his studio, New York City, 2018

Frieze Art Fair Video - 20 Apr 2018

Matthew Brannon premieres five new works that explore the Vietnam War through meticulously constructed silkscreens at Frieze New York 2018, 

Jordan Nassar embroidering in his studio, New York City, 2018

Frieze Art Fair Video - 20 Apr 2018

Jordan Nassar describes how his presentation in Frame at Frieze New York 2018 unites craft and national consciousness

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