Arts & Letters

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight
By Leigh Sales
A still from Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ brings together two Amazonian encounters
By Luke Davies
Image of The Avalanches
The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ isn’t the comeback we needed
By Anwen Crawford
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 4 September 2016
By Julie Ewington
Cover of White Sands
Text Publishing; $32.99
By Stephanie Bishop
Puzzling out the singular Degas at the National Gallery of Victoria
By Sebastian Smee
Presenter John Hamblin on Play School
‘Play School’ celebrates 50 years of preschool education and entertainment
By Russell Marks
Image of Aaron Pedersen and Alex Russell in Goldstone
Cultural conflicts in Ivan Sen’s ‘Goldstone’ and the ABC’s ‘Cleverman’
By Luke Davies
Briggs
Briggs on hip-hop, humour and a new generation of Aboriginal leaders
By Anwen Crawford
Dragon circa 700s
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 10 July 2016
By Julie Ewington
Cover of Unnecessary Wars
NewSouth Publishing; $29.99
By Mark McKenna
Cover of The Healing Party
Black Inc.; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Scaling the IVF mountain in Julia Leigh’s ‘Avalanche’
By Anna Goldsworthy
Still from Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Kiwi charm of Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’
By Luke Davies
Beyoncé in Lemonade
Beyoncé’s powerful ‘Lemonade’
By Anwen Crawford
Bloomsbury; $29.99
By Adrian McKinty
Cover
Picador; $29.99
By Stephanie Bishop

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