Australian politics, society & culture


‘Berlin Syndrome’ and the naivety of the tourist–artist
The collected wisdom of Patrick Pound and Brook Andrew at NGV
With his new album, ‘Damn’, Kendrick Lamar cements his status as the world’s reigning hip-hop artist
The documentary is a powerful examination of the OJ Simpson trial within the context of race relations in the US
Cover of Fever Dream
Trans. Megan McDowell; Oneworld; $19.99
Image of George Michael
On George Michael, race and pop
Still from Atlanta
There’s some bite to Donald Glover’s languid, lyrical comedy series ‘Atlanta’
Image of Jessa Crispin
Jessa Crispin’s ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’ demands a dismantling of mainstream feminism … and the system itself
Image by Bill Henson
Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria
Image of Pichet Klunchun’s Dancing with Death
The Asia TOPA festival is unique for its focus on contemporary Asian culture
Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne
FX’s new Marvel superhero show is refreshingly cerebral
Cover of Moonglow
Fourth Estate; $39.99
Still from The Salesman
The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense
Image of Cat Marnell
Cat Marnell’s ‘How To Murder Your Life’ is an addiction memoir with a difference
Image of Wrest Point casino, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
Image of PixCell-Double Deer#4 (2010), by Kohei Nawa
‘Sugar Spin’ at GOMA aims to please and to challenge