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Bookmarks: Now that five big publishers will become four

Bookmarks: Now that five big publishers will become four

With another big merger in the publishing world, the future is not clear.

  • by Jason Steger

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Oliver Sacks: My Own Life shows a man like no other
Opinion
Review

Oliver Sacks: My Own Life shows a man like no other

This documentary on the late neurologist and author reveals him as even more singular than his readers might have thought.

  • by Jake Wilson
The toilet sash and other highlights of the great Australian motel
Opinion
Holidays

The toilet sash and other highlights of the great Australian motel

From the electric jug that doesn't fit under the tap to the rubbery toast, there are many features to enjoy again as we hit the road.

  • by Richard Glover
'Un-Australian' and beyond, via thought-provoking art
Opinion
Review

'Un-Australian' and beyond, via thought-provoking art

The Just Not Australian exhibition is both a critique of reflexive, brainless nationalism and a view of shared experiences.

  • by John McDonald
A Monet moment: does your garden urge you to create artworks?

A Monet moment: does your garden urge you to create artworks?

Like Monet with his home-grown waterliles, a sculptor and a photographer have been inspired by nature to create dreamlike works.

  • by Robin Powell
Miles of talent: My Brilliant Career playwright Kendall Feaver

Miles of talent: My Brilliant Career playwright Kendall Feaver

One of Australia's favourite novels, My Brilliant Career, comes to the stage this week, 120 years since it was first published.

  • by Helen Pitt
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Overwhelmed by choice? Let our critics be your guide this summer

Overwhelmed by choice? Let our critics be your guide this summer

As live entertainment returns, albeit with some restrictions, choosing what to book can be a challenge. Hang on, help is on the way.

  • by Nick Galvin, Harriet Cunningham, George Palathingal, John Shand, John McDonald, Valerie Lawson and Garry Maddox
The real Crown drama: How much did the Queen know about the dismissal?

The real Crown drama: How much did the Queen know about the dismissal?

Two new books take differing views of the role of Buckingham Palace in the tumultuous days of November, 1975.

  • by Paul Strangio
After the Night falls just short of being an Australian Making a Murderer

After the Night falls just short of being an Australian Making a Murderer

The true-crime series on Stan has a fascinating case, but lacks the surprises that would place it among the best in the true crime genre.

  • by Karl Quinn
Doomscrolling, cottagecore and more: Macquarie's words of the year revealed

Doomscrolling, cottagecore and more: Macquarie's words of the year revealed

The Macquarie Dictionary has announced its words of the year for 2020. David Astle, one of the judges on the committee, gives an insider's view on the selection.

  • by David Astle
A haunting whodunnit – or is it?

A haunting whodunnit – or is it?

This four-part mystery is part whodunnit, part supernatural thriller.

  • by Kylie Northover