Joan Didion

With his new book How to Write an Autobiographical Novel published today, the writer shares the books that have influenced him

By Alexander Chee
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

By Paul Clinton

SFMOMA opens in a San Francisco transformed

By Evan Moffitt
Portrait of a Noblewoman, 1775–80, damaged, artist unknown

In the first of a new series of columns, Negar Azimi reflects on trash aesthetics

By Negar Azimi

As part of a new series, frieze invites artist Lucy Stein to present a series of images that are important to her

By Lucy Stein
John Baldessari, Violent Space Series: Nine Feet (Of Victim and Crowd) Arranged by Position of Scene, 1976, black and white photographs on paper, 62x93cm

John Baldessari by Barbara Bloom

By Barbara Bloom