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Arts & Letters

Image of PixCell-Double Deer#4 (2010), by Kohei Nawa
‘Sugar Spin’ at GOMA aims to please and to challenge
Cover of Transit
Jonathan Cape; $32.99
Image of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer
Still from Toni Erdmann
Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ is one of the most misread movies of the year
Image of the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Mark McKenna’s ‘From the Edge’ tells four fascinating stories of Aboriginal and settler interaction through the history of place
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
A poem
Image of Hans Bellmer’s The Doll
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 5 February
Image of Prince
Pop music is more than lyrics on a page
Still from Black Mirror
Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘The Twilight Zone’ for our tech-obsessed times
Image of surveillance of David Combe
The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence
In Zadie Smith’s new novel ‘Swing Time’, identity is always under construction
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
Cover of Born To Run
Simon & Schuster; $49.99