BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 12 FEB 16

Weekend Reading List

From the literature of drones to the confusions of criticism: a round-up of the best things we’ve read online this week

BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 12 FEB 16

  • In The New Yorker, writer and actor Cirocco Dunlap examines the current tug of love between New York and LA.
  • Eminent sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who turns 90 this year, talks to El Pais about the trap of social media.
  • Writing in the London Review of Books, Jeremy Harding looks at the ironies of diacritical marks and why the French have said goodbye to the circumflex.
  • The Guardian’s theatre critic Michael Billington explores the legacy of arguably the most influential living theatre director, Peter Brook.
  • Poet and writer Eileen Myles on the pain of waiting for love to arrive.
  • An interview in the LA Review of Books with one of the founders of ‘Streetopia Festival’, San Francisco, a ‘grassroots arts biennial’ that influenced figures such as Chris Kraus, Sarah Schulman, Rebecca Solnit.
  • Novelist and critic Geoff Dyer on photographing economic inequality.
  • From the current issue of Lapham’s Quarterly: science-fact and science-fiction in the history of drone warfare.
  • In the Huffington Post, Professor Amelia Jones discusses how feminist and transgender politics can reshape art history.
  • In an excerpt from his new book, Better Living Through Criticism, that is hosted at LitHub, The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott asks himself: what is criticism?

Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London, UK. He is a lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, University of London.