culture

Meritocracy rules in ‘Booksmart’

Those who work hard learn to play hard in Olivia Wilde’s high-school comedy

Streaming highlights: June 2019

‘Dark’ makes a wild return, ‘Good Omens’ approaches the apocalypse lightly, ‘City on a Hill’ moves beyond the crime genre’s prerequisites, and new ‘Black Mirror’

Dark Mofo 2019: Blixa Bargeld

The German musician presides over a suitably unpredictable evening

‘The Other Americans’ by Laila Lalami

An accidental death in a tale of immigrant generations highlights fractures in the promise of America

The Monthly music wrap: November 2018

A festive EP from Tyler, the Creator; new releases from Anderson .Paak, Mariah Carey and cupcakKe; and David Byrne live

William Kentridge at the Art Gallery of NSW

This exhibition gives rare insight into the boundlessly curious artist’s process

‘Strange Colours’ directed by Alena Lodkina

Australia is cast in a new light in this debut feature made outside industry conventions

The Windy City is wild and weighty in ‘Widows’

Social commentary and thrills struggle for balance in Steve McQueen’s take on the heist genre

Polly Borland’s x-ray vision

The Australian artist in conversation about ‘Polyverse’ at the NGV, Nick Cave and dress-ups

‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’, an incomplete portrait

This nostalgic documentary about the eminent designer raises more questions than it answers

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