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Image of Helen Tufts and Helena Born
Emily Witt’s ‘Future Sex’ and Sheila Rowbotham’s ‘Rebel Crossings’ approach the concept of free love from different perspectives
By Anwen Crawford
A poem
By Sarah Holland-Batt
A poem
By Sarah Holland-Batt
Image of Hans Bellmer’s The Doll
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 5 February
By Julie Ewington
Image of Prince
Pop music is more than lyrics on a page
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Black Mirror
Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘The Twilight Zone’ for our tech-obsessed times
By Luke Davies
Image of surveillance of David Combe
The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence
By David McKnight
In Zadie Smith’s new novel ‘Swing Time’, identity is always under construction
By Helen Elliott
Image of Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory by Georgia O’Keefe
‘O’Keefe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ brings together three giants of modernism
By Julie Ewington
Cover of Born To Run
Simon & Schuster; $49.99
By Anwen Crawford
Cover of The Lesser Bohemians
Text Publishing; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’
By Anwen Crawford
Still from American Honey
Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip
By Luke Davies
Still from Collisions
Lynette Wallworth’s ‘Collisions’ brings virtual reality to the Western Desert
By Quentin Sprague
Roof detail of the Australian Islamic Centre
The Australian Islamic Centre is notable for what it isn’t as much as for what it is
By David Neustein
Image of JM Coetzee
JM Coetzee’s ‘The Schooldays of Jesus’ is defined by its strangeness
By Geordie Williamson
Cover of The Island Will Sink
The Lifted Brow; $29.99
By Michael Lucy

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