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‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Six exquisite tapestries form one of the great works of medieval art

The elevated horror of Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary’

This debut feature will test the mettle of even the most hardened genre fans

‘Axiomatic’ by Maria Tumarkin

This collection of bracing essays interrogates how we view the past

The Cure’s permanent twilight

Robert Smith and co. are celebrating 40 years of the band. Why do they still inspire such love?

Small moments

Jennifer Egan’s dynamic new novel, ‘Manhattan Beach’, will reward all readers

Magnetic opus

Stephin Merritt brings his ‘50 Song Memoir’ to the Melbourne Festival

Break it down

Taylor Mac takes on ‘A 24-Decade History of Popular Music’

The ghost of creativity spurned

Richard Flanagan explores a different kind of darkness in ‘First Person’

‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Shamsie’s seventh novel puts a modern spin on an Ancient Greek tragedy

‘Whipbird’ by Robert Drewe

Hamish Hamilton; $32.99