culture

The lady vanishes: ‘The Beehive’ at Sydney Festival

Zanny Begg and Philippa Bateman on their enigmatic film that explores the unsolved disappearance of Juanita Nielsen

Fusion

Welcome to The Summer Library: selected extracts from the best new books this summer

‘Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists’ at the MCA

This exhibition of the up-and-coming asks complex questions about who we are

Zebra and Other Stories

Welcome to The Summer Library: selected extracts from the best new books this summer

Primitive Motion’s ‘House in the Wave’ and Totally Mild’s ‘Her’

Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

Patient simulation

Some actors intentionally suffer for their art

The Story of Shit

A cultural, scientific and historical account of shit: a Midas Dekkers book extract

A revealing portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s new biography is a study of crippling perfection and obsessive observation

Peter Carey navigates Australia’s past

‘A Long Way from Home’ takes on new relevance following debate about Australia Day

Why, or why not, music?

From Julian Barnes to Hannah Kent, authors on the role music plays in their writing

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