The 20 most-read Monthly articles of 2016
What captured the imagination of our readers this year?

Richard Cooke's ‘The Boomer Supremacy’ was the most-read essay of the year (for good reason), and Monthly readers also embraced the work of Helen Garner, Richard Flanagan, Jess Hill, Sean Kelly, Penny Wong, Robert Manne and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, among others.

Here are the 20 most-read Monthly articles of 2016:

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Milk it: ‘First Cow’

Kelly Reichardt’s restrained frontier film considers the uneasy problems of money and resources

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The summer’s tale: On Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet

Addressing climate crisis and global pandemic, the concluding book in Ali Smith’s quartet reminds us that an ending is also a beginning

Image of shadow minister for agriculture and resources Joel Fitzgibbon during Question Time

Political maverick

Joel Fitzgibbon is starting to resemble Barnaby Joyce in his deliberate departure from the political mainstream

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MIFF 68 ½ at home

Films by Kelly Reichardt, Ulrike Ottinger, Ja’Tovia Gary and Djibril Diop Mambéty captivate, despite a radically different festival format


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