Things to read this weekend

  • February 03, 2017 Weekend reading, 4 February 2017

    My experience of studying art history over the past twenty years has been one of learning and unlearning.

  • January 21, 2017 Weekend reading, 22 January 2017

    After the baby is born, you use days to tell other people your baby’s age, then you say the weeks, then the months, and then your baby has accumulated a whole year, and this becomes the most useful ...

  • January 12, 2017 A note about this newsletter

    As part of my annual mental clearout, I've decided to change up the way I approach this newsletter.

  • January 06, 2017 Weekend reading, 7 January 2017

    On Wednesday night I inadvertently wound up watching four hours of pro wrestling, when my boyfriend settled in to watch Wrestle Kingdom 11 on a whim ...

  • December 30, 2016 Weekend reading, 31 December 2016

    This weekend's reading is brought to you by Wesley Morris, *the *New York Times* critic* who has solidly brought me some of the best reading of the year.* Whe...

  • December 23, 2016 Weekend reading, 24 December 2016

    This weekend's reading is brought to you by the killing of Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey.

  • December 17, 2016 Weekend reading, 18 December 2016

    This weekend's collation is brought to you by one of the chapter titles in Sarah Bakewell's excellent book on Montaigne and his essays, *How to live well*: "Read a lot, forget most of what you read, a...

  • December 09, 2016 Weekend reading, 10 December 2016

    This weekend's reading is actually listening. I know recommending podcasts is so passé, but on the other hand, the Christmas break is coming up, so maybe some of you are stockpiling new programmes to...

  • December 02, 2016 Weekend reading, 3 December 2016

    [tldr: the payoff is at the end of the page]

  • November 11, 2016 Weekend reading, 12 November 2016

    What to read on a weekend like this? (I, in fact, plan to be reading Emma O'Donoghue's latest, *The Wonder*, but let's face it, if that doesn't cheer me up it'll be straight back into a reliable comfo...