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Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Both barrels

The author’s diaries record the early months of a year with change in the air

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Car sick

When the satisfaction of being your own mechanic turns to the unease of driving a car you have put together yourself

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Roosting

The trials and transcendence of packing and unpacking in order to move house

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

A homemade algorithm chooses every book I read

How a monumental to-read list turned into a spreadsheet that randomly selects books

Image of The Incredible String Band, Royal Albert Hall, London, 1969

Sikh and ye shall find

The psychedelic origins of a popular yoga blessing

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Newfound poems

Previously unpublished work from the giant of Australian poetry

Hanging on the telephone

What happens when kids encounter a landline

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

From locked out to locked in

When international ports close, what happens to those at sea?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The Uighurs of Xinjiang

A visit to Ürümqi’s quieted streets and contested museums

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Julian of Norwich

Might challenges to neoliberal orthodoxies emerge from the pandemic, as challenges to Christian faith did after the Black Death?