Vale Inga Clendinnen

Today we remember Inga Clendinnen, one of Australia’s great writers, historians and public intellectuals, who passed away yesterday, and extend our condolences to her family.

Her book reviews for the Monthly are available here; her last published piece can be read here. Readers may also be interested in her superb Quarterly Essay from 2006, The History Question.

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Making the private public: ‘The Seventies’ by Michelle Arrow

This new history traces how the decade’s redefined politics shaped modern Australia

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Hell hath no fury: Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman confronts in this LA crime thriller

Image from Hobart’s school strike for climate

The kids are alright

Climate-striking students have every right to protest

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The Teflon Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige