Arts & Letters

A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Get Out
‘Get Out’ is a sharp mix of horror, satire and racial commentary
By Shane Danielsen
Image of Donna Sherwani
Detained asylum seekers tell their own stories in ‘They Cannot Take the Sky’
By Maria Tumarkin
Image of Rose Nolan, Big Words – To keep going, breathing helps (circle work), 2016–17
What does ‘The National’ say about contemporary Australian art?
By Julie Ewington
Still from Loving
eOne Films
By Harry Windsor
Cover of Fever Dream
Trans. Megan McDowell; Oneworld; $19.99
By Helen Elliott
Image of George Michael
On George Michael, race and pop
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Atlanta
There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’
By Luke Davies
Image of Jessa Crispin
Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself
By Stephanie Bishop
Image by Bill Henson
Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria
By Sebastian Smee
Image of Pichet Klunchun’s Dancing with Death
The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture
By Alison Croggon
Cover of Moonglow
Fourth Estate; $39.99
By Helen Elliott
Cover of Lincoln in the Bardo
Bloomsbury; $29.99
By Kevin Rabalais
Still from The Salesman
The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense
By Luke Davies
Image of Cat Marnell
Cat Marnell’s ‘How To Murder Your Life’ is an addiction memoir with a difference
By Jenny Valentish
Image of Wrest Point casino, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
By Amanda Lohrey
Image of PixCell-Double Deer#4 (2010), by Kohei Nawa
‘Sugar Spin’ at GOMA aims to please and to challenge
By Sebastian Smee
Cover of The Undoing Project
Allen Lane; $45
By Michael Lucy

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