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When was the last time Busy Philipps got drunk with Michelle Williams?

When was the last time Busy Philipps got drunk with Michelle Williams?

We ask the important questions with the beloved star of Freaks and Geeks and Girls5eva.

  • by Robert Moran

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Sex-bots and foil hats: reconfiguring what it means to be human

Sex-bots and foil hats: reconfiguring what it means to be human

Elise Bohan, a research scholar at Oxford, argues that staying as we are isn’t a viable option for humans in the remainder of this century.

  • by Jason Drake
Why we need the ABC, a brooding wartime thriller and six other books to read

Why we need the ABC, a brooding wartime thriller and six other books to read

The rigorous analysis of Who Needs the ABC? and period crime novel Deception Bay lead our reviews of new fiction and non-fiction releases.

  • by Fiona Capp and Cameron Woodhead
Ancestral spirits and imagined futures take centre stage in Indigenous world-first

Ancestral spirits and imagined futures take centre stage in Indigenous world-first

The inversion of the familiar constitutes a major aspect of speculative fiction’s raison d’etre – and the approach it offers is well suited to some Indigenous writers.

  • by Declan Fry
A meticulous portrait of one of our greatest poets

A meticulous portrait of one of our greatest poets

A portrait of poet Gwen Harwood, who battled to be heard in Australia’s male-dominated literary establishment

  • by Morag Fraser
A searing tale of grief and social media addiction for the online generation

A searing tale of grief and social media addiction for the online generation

This debut introspective novel subverts the trope of healing from trauma in a bucolic location with insights into a world where we are all addicted to our phones.

  • by Liam Pieper
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Love reading or showing off your bookshelf? This fascinating book is a must

Love reading or showing off your bookshelf? This fascinating book is a must

Emma Smith’s Portable Magic sparkles with gems of trivia about reading and publishing, including rejected authors, book burnings and masterpieces that failed at first.

  • by Pat Sheil
‘I hope to be better still’: Why legendary artist Ken Done is painting over his old pictures

‘I hope to be better still’: Why legendary artist Ken Done is painting over his old pictures

For Ken Done, the passion for painting still burns bright, but equally strong is his desire to make the most of all of his work.

  • by Nick Galvin
Oscar-winning stars are superb in this enchanting but frustrating drama
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Oscar-winning stars are superb in this enchanting but frustrating drama

For a science-fiction series, Night Sky spends a lot of time dealing – delightfully – with issues grounded in terrestrial humanity.

  • by Kylie Northover
Enjoy your sculptures by the sea? Wait until you see them in the Snowies

Enjoy your sculptures by the sea? Wait until you see them in the Snowies

The creators of the sculpture trail along Sydney’s east coast have turned their attention inland to one of Australia’s renowned beauty spots.

  • by John McDonald
Let’s have a moment for the finest piece of literature in cinema

Let’s have a moment for the finest piece of literature in cinema

Quite simply, it’s the best grand gesture ever in a rom-com.

  • by Deirdre Fidge