Arts & Letters

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
Cover of The Good People
Picador; $32.99
By Helen Elliott
Image of Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ bemuses but rewards
By Anwen Crawford
Image from The Get Down
Netflix’s hip-hop drama ‘The Get Down’ squanders its potential
By Luke Davies
Image of Joy Williams
Celebrated short-story practitioner Joy Williams turns to micro fiction in ‘Ninety-Nine Stories of God’
By Barry Hill
National anthems reflect all the complexities – and oddities – of the countries they represent
By Andrew Ford
‘Mike Parr: Foreign Looking’ brings the anti-institutional artist to the National Gallery of Australia
By Fiona McGregor
Six stories of 100 words
By Paul Connolly
Still from Catastrophe
Season two; ABC2
By Harry Windsor
Cover of The Hate Race
Hachette; $32.99
By Brenda Walker
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Angel Olsen’s ‘My Woman’ and Sarah Mary Chadwick’s ‘Roses Always Die’
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ is a portrait of a family in the wilderness
By Luke Davies
Cover of The Hatred of Poetry
Ben Lerner’s ‘The Hatred of Poetry’ brings together questions of art and politics
By Justin Clemens
Cover of East West Street
Philippe Sands’ ‘East West Street’ mixes memoir, biography and thriller to explain the origins of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’
By Martin Krygier

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