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Osamah Sami with members of his local mosque

Television

In ‘House of Gods’, Sydney’s Muslim community gets to be complicated

Plus, Barnaby Joyce shines in ‘Nemesis’, Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott deliver ‘Bottoms’, and Chloë Sevigny and Molly Ringwald step up for ‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’.

Film

International Film Festival Rotterdam highlights

Films from Iran, Ukraine and Bundaberg were deserving winners at this year’s festival

Two women on a train smile and shake hands

Television

‘Expats’ drills down on Hong Kong’s class divide

Plus, Netflix swallows Trent Dalton, Deborah Mailman remains in ‘Total Control’ and ‘Vanderpump Rules’ returns for another season

Image of a man playing music using electronics and the kora (West African harp)

Music

Three overlooked albums of spiritual jazz from 2023

Recent releases by kora player John Haycock, trumpeter Matthew Halsall and 14-piece jazz ensemble Ancient Infinity Orchestra feel like a refuge from reality

A woman rides her bike past the Australian flag, the Indigenous flag and the flag of the Torres Strait Islands, Canberra, October 13, 2023. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Beyond the Voice referendum

Looking towards the next 65,000 years

View of the High Court of Australia. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

Law and order

Guarding the power of the court in our democracy

The hidden forces agitating at highest levels to undermine judicial independence

Image of a Korean woman whose face is being clasped by a dark shadowy figure behind her.

Television

Korean folklore comes to Western Sydney in ‘Night Bloomers’

Plus, the infamous 1970s London haunting is recreated in ‘The Enfield Poltergeist’, queer ghost hunters unite in ‘Living for the Dead’, and more

Image of Gumbula holding turtle eggs on the beach at Ḻuŋgutja, June 26, 2005. Image: Aaron Corn

The first, but not the last: Brian Djangirrawuy Gumbula-Garawirrtja

The world’s first Yolngu professor passes away in Arnhem Land, aged 60

Image showing two children walking along underground train tracks

Film

Venice International Film Festival 2023 highlights

Cuban drama ‘Oceans Are the Real Continents’, hypnotic Nepalese debut ‘The Red Suitcase’, and documentary ‘Photophobia’, following those sheltering in Kharkiv’s underground metro stations, are among this year’s stand-outs

Cover o fYanis Varoufakis’s book ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’

Books

Yanis Varoufakis’s ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’

The economist and author’s latest book considers how 21st-century capitalism resembles feudalism, and offers an alternative