Weekend Bites: Laura van den Berg, Ed Ruscha’s Films, Body Snatchers, “Weird Crime” Comics, and More


“These characters — magician’s assistants, gumshoes, gangsters, twin sisters, abandoned wives and light-fingered daughters — all hope to understand the mysterious world, but they find it hard enough just to understand themselves.” Laura van den Berg’s The Isle of Youth is reviewed at the Times.

A look into Ed Ruscha’s work as a filmmaker.

Hyperallergic on Christopher Wool’s show at the Guggenheim.

Warren Ellis plus “weird crime” plus comics equals something we are excited to read.

We will totally read an essay called “Body Snatchers of Old New York.”

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