culture

Yours truly: Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’

The singer-songwriter explores fictional selves on her tender-hearted eighth album

Milk it: ‘First Cow’

Kelly Reichardt’s restrained frontier film considers the uneasy problems of money and resources

The summer’s tale: On Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet

Addressing climate crisis and global pandemic, the concluding book in Ali Smith’s quartet reminds us that an ending is also a beginning

‘Antkind’ by Charlie Kaufman

The debut novel from the screenwriter and director of ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Synecdoche, New York’ and more is the zippiest postmodern, self-referential doorstop you’ll ever read

Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way

Manly men get moody in ‘Mile 22’

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg flirt with worldly cynicism in this action thriller

Chiharu Shiota at the Art Gallery of South Australia

The Japanese installation artist tugs at the thread of life’s big questions

Remembering Aretha Franklin

The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

Remembering Peter Temple

The acclaimed Australian crime writer had a deep appreciation for the folly of things

‘Exquisite Corpse’: reinventing a parlour game in immersive VR

BADFAITH Collective build a Surrealist body at the Melbourne International Film Festival

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