Australian politics, society & culture


John Blaxland’s ‘The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963–1975’
By David McKnight
Stravinsky’s works, collected
By Andrew Ford
Convergence and contradiction at the NGV’s ‘Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei’
By Julie Ewington
Fledgling musicians hit Girls Rock
By Anwen Crawford
Dugong figure, Tudu Island, Torres Strait.
The National Museum of Australia’s ‘Encounters’ and the politics of collection
By Quentin Sprague
Supermarket in Oregon.
Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism’ and the future of economics
By Scott Ludlam
Nick Schlieper illuminates a Shakespearean tragedy
By Darryn King
Dusan Marek, Scientific Priest, 1965
NGV Australia, Melbourne (until 31 January 2016)
Cover of The Gap of Time
Hogarth; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Still from The End of the Tour.
Five days with David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’
By Luke Davies
Grimes’ puzzling ‘Art Angels’
By Anwen Crawford
Making sense of the adult colouring craze
By Richard Cooke
Paul Keating and Bob Hawke in 1989.
Chris Bowen’s ‘The Money Men’ and the ideal treasurer
By Andrew Charlton
Alan Bond, 1987.
Deconstructing a decade in Frank Bongiorno’s ‘The Eighties’
By Judith Brett
Cover of The Natural Way of Things
Allen & Unwin; $29.99
By James Bradley
The personal and the political in Tim Winton’s ‘Island Home’
By Tim Flannery
Beyond Home Entertainment; $29.95 (DVD) / Stan (online)
By Harry Windsor
Rediscovering the novels of Randolph Stow
By Geordie Williamson