July 2018

Arts & Letters

Angélique Kidjo reinvents Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

By Anwen Crawford
This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.

Angélique Kidjo. Photograph by Danny Clinch

July 2018

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Duals duel in ‘Counterpart’

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Voice, Treaty, Truth

An uncoordinated approach to treaty-making creates a quandary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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A masterful trilogy concludes

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Image of Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham and David Leyonhjelm

The Three Stooges

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Image from ‘Counterpart’

Duals duel in ‘Counterpart’

J.K. Simmons goes through the looking glass in this science-fiction espionage series

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