The Reading List: Jeff Goldblum Gets TV Series, Artists Demand Removal from London Museum Show and More Stories

The Reading List: Jeff Goldblum Gets TV Series, Artists Demand Removal from London Museum Show and More Stories

Protest: Following a private event hosted by the arms-trading company Leonardo at the Design Museum in London, 30 artists and contributors have signed a letter to the museum that asks for their work to be removed from the museum’s “Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008—18” exhibition.  Hyperallergic

Film Development: The lineup for the 2018 Venice Film Festival was announced earlier this week. The Coen brothers, Olivier Assayas and a slew of other high-profile filmmakers will be screening projects at the celebration, which kicks off on August 29. Like last year, the festival has been criticized for its lack of diversity on its roster. Entertainment Weekly

Goldblum’s Gaze: National Geographic green-lit a documentary series with Jeff Goldblum under the working title “The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum.” The 12-part series will follow Goldbum on a “journey across the globe to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world’s most ‘ordinary’ things,” such as ice cream, subways, cereal and toilet paper. Deadline

Greased Lightning: Last week, choreographer Patricia Birch attended the sold-out 40th anniversary screening of “Grease” at the Metrograph theater, where she discussed the four words that she asks herself whenever choreographing a piece, the role that storytelling plays in her work and more. ALL ARTS

Literary Grifter: Who is Anna March? Melissa Chadburn and Carolyn Kellogg investigate the woman who used the literary aspirations of writers to fuel fraudulent activity. Los Angeles Times  

“Rebel Women”: “There were a lot of women who were living outside the margins of ‘true womanhood’ in their everyday lives,” curator Marcela Micucci told the New York Times. These women are now the focus of the “Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism” exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition, which runs through January 9, 2019, features biographies, prints and photographs of women from the Victorian era who led lives that were considered contrary to what was expected of women at the time. The New York Times

Memory Lane: Inspired by comedian Bo Burnham’s sleeper hit “Eighth Grade,” an indie film about a 13-year-old girl on the cusp of middle school graduation, close to a dozen talented writers are sharing their own stories of adolescent awkwardness. While most are too old to have experienced the omnipresence of social media that Burnham’s main character navigates, they do recall similarly embarrassing tales of pre-teen trauma with sometimes comical twists. The Cut