Martin McKenzie-Murray

Martin McKenzie-Murray
Martin McKenzie-Murray is the author of The Speechwriter and A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle.

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Still from Shane Meadows’ ‘The Virtues’

Vice grip: ‘The Virtues’


Shane Meadows’ astonishing series stems from a late reckoning with his own childhood abuse

Image of a Tottenham fan taking part in a protest over the planned creation of a European Super League. Image © Clive Rose / Pool via AP

One for the fans


After an extraordinary week in football, fans of all stripes have something to celebrate



Give us not serenity but a sense of urgency in the face of catastrophic climate change

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Broken record


Why should we assume Morrison’s good faith, given his track record?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The moral deadening


On the effects of Morrison’s shabby theatre and calculated evasions

Image of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performing in 2019.

Celebrity misinformation


The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record

Australia’s Trump apologists


In the wake of the US Capitol riot, let us review the performances of Trump’s Australian cheerleaders

What elitism looks like


Flagrant conflicts of interest abound at the top

Fever dream


A vision of America in November 2021