Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

18 ENTRIES Jenny Valentish is a journalist and novelist, and the author of Woman of Substances. Her latest book is Everything Harder Than Everyone Else.



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Society

Lumberjills

Once a male-heavy sport contested by dynastic families, competitive woodchopping is increasingly attracting strong women

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Society

A more enlightened deathmatch

Deathmatch Downunder is making wrestling progressive, accessible and inclusive

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Culture

Intimacy on set

Productions now hire advisers to help performers navigate intimate and violent scenes

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Society

Hysteria as metaphor

What chronic illness can teach us about the limits of the healthcare system during a global crisis

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Society

Call for submissions

Hands-off operations for sex-work dungeons in the time of COVID

Image from Dark Mofo 2018

Culture

Dark Mofo: an easy cell

Incarceration is a recurring theme at Mona’s 2018 winter arts festival

Image of ‘Spiegelenvironment’ by Christian Megert

Culture

ZERO is the beginning

A new exhibition at Mona brings the light to Dark Mofo

Image of the ‘Dying for Time’ panellists at Dark and Dangerous Thoughts

Politics

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona

The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

An image from Mofo 2018

Culture

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister

A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

Image of James Turrell's 'Beside Myself'

Culture

Pharos at Mona: a labyrinth of sensory delights

The Hobart museum’s new wing will mess with your senses, in the most wonderful way

Culture

2023: A Trilogy

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF) redefine the book launch

Image of Amy Winehouse

Culture

Amy Winehouse, behind the beehive

An exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia pieces together missing components of the late singer’s identity

Image of Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O

Culture

In search of the ecstatic at Supersense

Sophia Brous assembled another magnificently eclectic program for her festival’s second outing

Culture

Dark enlightenment

Hobart’s Dark Mofo is an illuminating reflection on myth, ritual, sex and death

Society

One step beyond

What would it take to modernise Alcoholics Anonymous?

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