Culture Digest

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

What to read this weekend: the symbolism of Korean landscape painting, the risks in curation’s activist mantle and politics as performance

What to read this weekend: inside the world of crypto-collectibles, Ingvar Kamprad’s moral manifesto and tracing a culture as it disperses

Essential reading this weekend – boredom and dystopia in slow cinema, the return of London’s Hayward Gallery and the dark drawings of Gus Bofa

Capitalist crisis and childhood, the flawed art of translation and can the academic write? What to read this weekend

White supremacists’ ‘yellow fever’, Degas’s achievement and creating that ‘Media Men’ list: what to read this weekend

Airport futurism, Gramsci’s best wishes for the new year and making China great again: what to read this weekend

The revolutionary power of joy, the pleasures of the small magazine and Charles Mingus’s eggnog: what to read (and drink) this weekend

What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism, breaking Steve Bannon's spell, and the power of left-wing melancholia: what to read this weekend

Pussy Riot and the commodification of protest, a tale of shakshuka, and books of the mind: what to read this weekend

The sandwich industrial complex, dating Knight Landesman, Bjork's 'Tinder record' and royal bodies: what to read this weekend

Video

Sponsored Content - 22 Jan 2018

With the sad news of the passing of Jack Whitten, revisiting a trip we made to artist's studio last year

A Step Away from Them, excerpt from Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara. Used by permission of City Lights Books. Photography: Clément Pascal

Frieze Art Fair Video - 18 Jan 2018

Exploring New York City in the footsteps of Frank O’Hara