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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South African farmers: we will decide

Australia, refugees and the politics of fear

Image from ‘The Americans’

‘The Americans’, the Russians and the perils of parallels

Why sometimes it’s better to approach art on its own terms

Image of Hugh Grant in ‘Maurice’

Merchant Ivory connects gilded surfaces with emotional depth

Restraint belies profundity in ‘Maurice’, ‘Howards End’ and more

Image of Emily Blunt in ‘A Quiet Place’

‘A Quiet Place’, where silence means survival

John Krasinski’s latest film summons terror from the everyday


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