culture

‘Veep’: No bad deed shall go punished

The sharp comedy bows out as Trump takes politics beyond satire

‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng

The medico-writer delivers a novel driven less by storyline than accumulated observation

Streaming highlights: April 2019

‘Special’ and ‘Bonding’ look askance at sexual mores, ‘Killing Eve’ returns, and Beyoncé brings ‘Homecoming’ to Netflix

Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy

What do we do with the music after ‘Leaving Neverland’?

Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise

Keanu Reeves hones his stardom in the hyperreal violence of an assassin’s tale

The desperate, secretive drama: ‘Choice Words’ edited by Louise Swinn

Personal stories consider questions of choice, legality and stigma surrounding abortion

Leonard French’s Balzacian life

Reg MacDonald’s biography may return this Australian artist to the national imagination

A fugitive dream: Ben Hackworth’s ‘Celeste’

On the future of the Australian art film and forgetting the past

Much ado about Barry

On Humphries’s brand of confronting comedy and the renaming of the Barry Award

Can ‘Eat the Problem’ solve the problem?

Mona’s new project explores our fraught ethics of consumption

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