Jenny Valentish is a journalist and novelist. Her first nonfiction book, Woman of Substances, was recently published by Black Inc.
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Hands-off operations for sex-work dungeons in the time of COVID
ZERO is the beginning
A new exhibition at Mona brings the light to Dark Mofo
Dark Mofo: an easy cell
Incarceration is a recurring theme at Mona’s 2018 winter arts festival
Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona
The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game
Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister
A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival
Pharos at Mona: a labyrinth of sensory delights
The Hobart museum’s new wing will mess with your senses, in the most wonderful way
2023: A Trilogy
The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF) redefine the book launch
Amy Winehouse, behind the beehive
An exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia pieces together missing components of the late singer’s identity
In search of the ecstatic at Supersense
Sophia Brous assembled another magnificently eclectic program for her festival’s second outing
Hobart’s Dark Mofo is an illuminating reflection on myth, ritual, sex and death
One step beyond
What would it take to modernise Alcoholics Anonymous?
Cat Marnell’s ‘How To Murder Your Life’ is an addiction memoir with a difference
Goonies never say die
How does the classic adventure film hold up for a new generation?
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