Anwen Crawford


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



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Race, celebrity and power in ‘OJ: Made in America’

Culture

The documentary is a powerful examination of the OJ Simpson trial within the context of race relations in the US

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Crossing over

Culture

On George Michael, race and pop

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The surprising ‘Moonlight’

blog

Barry Jenkins’ film turns the universal coming-of-age story into something very specific and intimate

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Who’s the boss now?

Culture

Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer

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Climax isn’t the point

Culture

Emily Witt’s ‘Future Sex’ and Sheila Rowbotham’s ‘Rebel Crossings’ approach the concept of free love from different perspectives

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Towards joy

Culture

Pop music is more than lyrics on a page

Sanctions and allowances

blog

Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ shows the heartless, punitive nature of the modern welfare system

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‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen

Culture

Simon & Schuster; $49.99

A survival guide for outsiders

Culture

Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’

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