BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 16 DEC 16

Weekend Reading List

From the perversity of suburbia to the politics of partying: what to read this weekend

BY Paul Clinton in Culture Digest | 16 DEC 16

Kamal Muhammad and Chand Muhammad, The House of Bijapur (detail), c.1680. Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Never again: frieze editor at large Jörg Heiser asks what counts as an appropriate artistic response to legacies of fascism and genocide.
  • Desperate living: filmmaker John Waters on the weird world of suburban Baltimore.
  • Getting their dues: acknowledging the neglected pre-20th century history of African American literature.
  • Lazy activism: on the rise of posturing and faux protest during the recent US presidential election.
  • Between a rock and ... artist Ati Maier argues that the troubles at Standing Rock are far from over.
  • Each day we post a new review on Read Tom Melick on the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective on the late Beverly Buchanan, the first in a year long programme of feminist exhibitions.
  • 'I'm just part of the vibration' – David Mancuso's art of dance parties.
  • Make do and mend: can this year's Berlin Biennale teach us something about the social effects of cultural criticism?

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