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Election special: Who should you vote for?

Undecided about who to vote for in the upcoming federal election? Take our quiz to find out your least-worst option!

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History

Remembrance or forgetting?

The Australian War Memorial and the Great Australian Silence

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Property damage

What will it take for Australia to fix the affordable housing crisis?

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Music

Present indicative: Daniel Johns’ ‘FutureNever’

The former Silverchair frontman’s second solo album lacks cohesion, but affords him space to excavate his past

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Media

Will Smith’s Oscars slap and the takes it spawned

If there was anything more bizarre than Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, it was the plethora of absurd hot takes that followed

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Film

The cinematic brilliance of Christopher Doyle: ‘Like the Wind’

A new documentary film traces the life and work of the Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle

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Environment

No relief

From fires to floods, Australia is failing our disaster survivors

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Film

‘Straight to the pool room’: 25 years of ‘The Castle’

Its one-liners are firmly entrenched in the national lexicon, but, a quarter of a century later, what does the classic film tell us about Australia?

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Books

On the ruthless honesty of ‘Monkey Grip’

Helen Garner’s classic 1977 novel broke the usual social agreement about what can and can’t be said

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Television

A great American grifter: ‘The Dropout’

A nuanced and exacting portrayal of the Theranos scam leads this month’s streaming highlights