Anwen Crawford


Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic.



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The transcendent ‘Amazing Grace’

Culture

After languishing for decades, the Aretha Franklin documentary is a revelation

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Losing yourself

Culture

How can we be transformed by music if online platforms mean we will always remain ourselves?

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Mansuasion

Culture

Jane Austen as reviewed by men on Goodreads

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The strange thing about ‘Stranger Things’

Culture

On the show’s exhaustive and exhausting nostalgia

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Happy trails: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’

Culture

The gay country-rapper exposes the complex play of identity, algorithms and capitalism

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Meritocracy rules in ‘Booksmart’

Culture

Those who work hard learn to play hard in Olivia Wilde’s high-school comedy

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All veils and misty: Richard Lowenstein’s ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

Culture

The insider documentary that wipes clear the myths obscuring the INXS singer

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An obscure celebration of ‘Disintegration’

Culture

The Cure at the Sydney Opera House, Vivid LIVE, May 27, 2019

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Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Culture

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop

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