Delicate Matters

This week, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by Clifford Thompson to discuss One Night in Miami, a film by Regina King, which sees Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Cassius Clay gather for heated debate; from exclusivity and luxury in imperial China to cheap ubiquity in modern day Europe, Norma Clarke considers the rise and fall of porcelain; plus, a new poem by Anne Carson, “Sure, I Was Loved”

One Night in Miami, dir. Regina King

The City of Blue and White: Chinese porcelain and the early modern world by Anne Gerritsen

Porcelain: A history from the heart of Europe by Suzanne L . Marchand

“Sure, I Was Loved” by Anne Carson, in this week’s TLS


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