Culture Digest

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: 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

The problem with Apu, time-travelling with the sari and the Instagrammable moment’s predecessor: what to read this weekend