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A praying knight from the Westminster Psalter, circa 1250 AD. Courtesy of the British Library
Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’
By Helen Elliott
The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building. © Andrew Worssam
Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
By David Neustein
Courtney Barnett. © Adela Loconte
Courtney Barnett’s ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ and Darren Hanlon’s ‘Where Did You Come From?’
By Anwen Crawford
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’
By Luke Davies
Behind the scenes of ‘Maximum Choppage’, a new kung-fu comedy
By Benjamin Law
Dibirdibi Country (2012), Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori).
The meteoric career of Kaiadilt painter Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda
By Quentin Sprague
Hamish Hamilton; $32.99
By Michael Lucy
The morality of gambling
By David Walsh
Nick Feik, the editor of the Monthly, asked me to write an essay for his esteemed rag. Now I’m a bit pissed off at the Monthly, so initially I didn’t really want to do it. I’m a bit pissed off because Richard Flanagan did a piece on Mona (my museum...
‘Pop to Popism’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
By Julie Ewington
‘James Turrell: A Retrospective’ at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
By Benjamin Law
By Mungo MacCallum
Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
By David Neustein
By Les Murray
  Plucked chook we called Poultry, or Fowl, a meat rare in our kitchens, crepe-skinned for festivity or medicine. As Chooks alive, they were placid donors of eggs and mild music. Perches and dark gave them sleep. Then came the...
By Josephine Rowe
At 33 he goes back to the town his mother was raised in. She’d taken him there as a child every summer, for her own birthday, and they’d rowed out in a hired tinnie to eat a picnic above the place she believed her house must have been. Must still be...
Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’
By Robert Manne

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