06 OCT 17 Culture Digest

Weekend Reading List

The Breitbart revelations, being a Chinese street artist in New York and Indian minimalism: what to read this weekend

06 OCT 17 in Culture Digest

Milo Yiannopoulos, 2013. Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons; photograph: Kmeron, Flickr for LeWeb13 Conference

  • There’s a revelation in every line of Buzzfeed’s explosive scoop, drawing on internal Breitbart documents, on how Milo Yiannopoulos, and other employees of the far-right site, consciously courted both white nationalists as well as reporters affiliated to ‘liberal media’ institutions.
  • For Guernica, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan writes on her art teacher and painter Weiqing Yuan and what it takes to be a Chinese street artist in Times Square.
  • Don’t miss our interview with the American sculptor Melvin Edwards – who currently has a solo presentation at Frieze London – discussing symbols, self-expression and his work in the Tate’s ‘Soul of a Nation’ show.
  • The strange story of how Shen Yun’s kitschy dance show became a point of obsession for the Chinese government, and a battle for the essence of what it means to be Chinese.
  • Does literary studies have a future?
  • Why international misperceptions of Indian fashion persist, and how a new generation of designers are shifting the parameters.