Weekend Reading List: #Content is not Conversation
Why critics of colour matter, how Marvel erases narrative closure, and life after the dreaded 0.0 Pitchfork review: what to read this weekend
- ‘Content is not conversation. And ultimately it is conversation that a democratic society needs. It’s important not to settle for anything less.’ Revisiting Guy Patrick Cunningham on journalism on the commercial web, and the risks of ‘settling down’.
- Avengers: Infinity War is the embodiment of mass culture’s domination by the form of the franchise. Gerry Canavan explains why the Marvel Cinematic Universe can show us a story, but can’t tell us a plot.
- Black Critics Matter.
- ‘One cannot understand mothering under the patriarchy without understanding mothering under capitalism.’ Merve Emre on Jacqueline Rose and the politics of motherhood.
- What’s life like after a 0.0 Pitchfork review?
- ‘The nomination came at the end of a difficult week for us, when we had three major setbacks with cases we had worked on for a long time with communities and victims […] At that moment, I thought I would so much rather lose prizes and win cases.’ We speak to Eyal Weizman of Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture.