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Stan Lee’s comic book universe; Cerith Wyn Evans on complexity; and is the art world really just about the money?

The importance of art classes; Egon Schiele’s legacy and Hito Steyerl’s favourite films: what to read this weekend

The Saudi soft power push, German pavilion at Venice and Halloween costumes: what to read this weekend

Bullshit jobs, the ‘heiress’ who conned the art world, and the gender politics of children’s books: what to read this weekend

Royal bodies, the ‘incel’ mindset and those Childish Gambino hot-takes: what to read this weekend

The X Files, period feminism and a pub crawl with Marx: what to read this weekend

Why critics of colour matter, how Marvel erases narrative closure, and life after the dreaded 0.0 Pitchfork review: what to read this week

The fate of Italy’s museum sector, Hayden White’s voices and Hitler’s American model: what to read this weekend

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