In 2017, why is it so alien to have women of colour heading up a science fiction franchise?
By Myke Bartlett on the
Armando Iannucci and Lucrecia Martel shine at this year’s TIFF
By Shane Danielsen on the
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In Jane Harper’s new crime thriller, group tensions boil over in the bush
By Gretchen Shirm on the
The majesty of Björk, new releases from Ibeyi and The Orbweavers, and more
By Anwen Crawford on the
The Church is inconsistent in its rhetoric on discrimination
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Matthew Newton’s latest film is – appropriately – a story about facing up to the past
By Shane Danielsen on the
Self-portrait of Vivian Maier
In a world obsessed with sharing images, what should we make of a street photographer who hoarded them?
By Matthew Clayfield on the
The dire title belies this game’s thoughtful exploration of mental illness
By John Bailey on the
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Lionel Murphy was a singular personality – and it got him in trouble
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Cover of Conversations with Friends
The protagonists of Sally Rooney’s debut novel privilege irony over emotion
By Helen Elliott on the
Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal – a ‘Quarterly Essay’ extract
By Benjamin Law on the
‘A Legacy of Spies’ brings together two of John le Carré’s greatest characters – but why?
By Peter Craven on the
Cover of Beyond Veiled Clichés
Amal Awad’s book presents Arab women in their own words and in their own right
By Aicha Marhfour on the
Malcolm Turnbull got his postal survey win in the High Court but still stands to lose
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ is one of the most popular shooter games – and one of the most unusual
By John Bailey on the
From rats in Baltimore to competitive falconry in Qatar, two documentaries at the Melbourne International Film Festival explored the idea of animal as status symbol
By Keva York on the
A fuller story of relations between the Russian government and the Trump campaign is only now coming to light
By Robert Manne on the
Australia’s first Muslim rom-com is a shimmering, engaging romp
By Steve Dow on the


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