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Body Electric’s jazz ballet for adults
By Nikki Lusk
Why we keep watching ‘The Americans’, ‘Veep’ and ‘House of Cards’
By Luke Davies
Icon as exhibit at ACMI’s ‘David Bowie Is’
By Anwen Crawford
Marina Abramović in Australia
By Fiona McGregor
Trans. Donald Barry and Stephen Muecke; Reaktion Books; $40
By Amanda Lohrey
The live storytelling smash hit 5 x 15 returns to the Sydney Writers’ Festival with another dazzling line-up. Working without scripts, the five speakers have just 15 minutes apiece. In this excerpt, poet and rap sensation Omar Musa talks rivers, history and place. You can watch the full 5 x 15
The live storytelling smash hit 5 x 15 returns to the Sydney Writers’ Festival with another dazzling line-up. Working without scripts, the five speakers have just 15 minutes apiece.   In this excerpt, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s artistic director and lead violinist, Richard Tognetti,
The live storytelling smash hit 5 x 15 returns to the Sydney Writers’ Festival with another dazzling line-up. Working without scripts, the five speakers have just 15 minutes apiece.   In this excerpt, crime writer Michael Connelly, creator of the bestselling Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller series,
The live storytelling smash hit 5 x 15 returns to the Sydney Writers’ Festival with another dazzling line-up, hosted by Diana Jenkins. Five speakers without scripts have just 15 minutes apiece. Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s celebrated lead violinist, ignites the lawless soul of the
Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Award, Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing is a haunting, witty and intricately layered work. Wyld’s second novel follows a shearer called Jake as she runs away from an unknown past with her loyal dog. The Australian’s chief literary critic, Geordie Williamson, sits
HarperCollins; $29.99
By Brenda Walker
Meet the Melburnians keeping Esperanto alive
By Jeff Sparrow
By John Kinsella
An on-drive to the boundary the ball going on and on through dust and dirt on and on past the shed all the way past the chook pen and on bouncing over bark flaked and fallen from wandoos and on over dried twigs and branches and chunks of quartz – rose, milky – on and on under the loosely strung fence on and on
What’s next for the entrepreneurial Josh Lefers?
By Antoni Jach
Power and resistance at the 56th Venice Biennale
By Julie Ewington
Scribe; $27.99
By Helen Elliott
Musicians on film in Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’, Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love & Mercy’ and Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Eden’
By Luke Davies
The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’
By Richard Cooke

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