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Image of Patrick White
The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing
By David Marr
A poem
By Sarah Holland-Batt
A poem
By Sarah Holland-Batt
Image of Hans Bellmer’s The Doll
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 5 February
By Julie Ewington
Image of Prince
Pop music is more than lyrics on a page
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Black Mirror
Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘The Twilight Zone’ for our tech-obsessed times
By Luke Davies
In Zadie Smith’s new novel ‘Swing Time’, identity is always under construction
By Helen Elliott
Image of Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory by Georgia O’Keefe
‘O’Keefe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ brings together three giants of modernism
By Julie Ewington
Illustration
What does it take to transform the National Gallery of Australia into the Palace of Versailles?
By Quentin Sprague
Cover of Born To Run
Simon & Schuster; $49.99
By Anwen Crawford
Cover of The Lesser Bohemians
Text Publishing; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’
By Anwen Crawford
Still from American Honey
Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip
By Luke Davies
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
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Life of Pi comes a sprawling new novel, interweaving three families’ stories from across a century to explore the timeless quest for meaning. Discover The High Mountains of Portugal with...

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