Weekend Reading List

From eternal music to the secret of eternal life: what to read this weekend

Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: the New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: The New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

  • Painting ourselves into a corner: Coco Fusco on the furore surrounding the current Whitney Biennial. 

  • Spirited sounds: Hari Kunzru talks to frieze co-editor Dan Fox about ghosts and music in his new book.

  • Rediscovering the sublime: Teju Cole’s new essay collection.

  • Theatre of eternal music: performance, film and music collide in a new documentary on the late Tony Conrad.

  • Daily reviews: read about the latest shows in Berlin, LondonMoscow and Munich.

  • Machines for living: Silicon Valley’s quest for eternal life.

  • ‘We’re not writing a novel’ – George Saunders speaks to Zadie Smith about his first long fiction Lincoln in the Bardo.

  • ‘High culture isn’t what it used to be’ – on the legacy of Sergei Diaghilev, on the occasion of his 145th birthday. 

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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