August 23, 2019

More than a simple pas de deux

Valerie Lawson documents the development of ballet as an artform and profession in Australia.
August 23, 2019

The two Antipodeans at the heart of the atomic matter

Andrew Ramsey tells the story of Ernest Rutherford and Mark Oliphant's work on the structure of the atom, and how atoms could be split.
August 23, 2019

A writer with her feet placed firmly on the ground

At the core of Patti Miller's memoir is an attempt to understand the differences between herself and her brother.
August 23, 2019

Bookmarks: The criminally good women writers of Australia

Women dominate the shortlists for the Ned Kelly Awards.
August 23, 2019

Turning Pages: Vikki Petraitis and the enduring appeal of true crime

True-crime books are surviving in an era when the genre has taken to different forms
August 23, 2019

Kickass cop Gemma Woodstock looks death straight in the eye

In the final book of Sarah Bailey's trilogy, her detective heroine is precariously caught between two worlds.
August 23, 2019

Ticket demand for international NFL games surge

Ticket demand for the NFL's five international games this season has jumped 55% compared to 2018 thanks to the American football league's efforts to grow its global fan base, ticket retailer StubHub said on Thursday.
August 23, 2019

Halep hopes dream Wimbledon run can end U.S. Open nightmare

Simona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week's U.S. Open hoping for a new dawn at the season's final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years.
August 23, 2019

Taylor Swift will re-record her old music after Scooter Braun battle – here’s how

Ahead of the release of her new album Lover, Swift, ever the tactician, has reignited an industry battle with an out-of-left-field proposition.
August 23, 2019

How the banks went bad, and what can be done about it

Three books examine the problems with Australian banks and what the royal commission offers as solutions.
August 23, 2019

There is some honour in being a stickler: lunch with the Comma Queen

The New Yorker's famous Comma Queen Mary Norris is happy to be called a pedant - just don't call her a grammar Nazi.
August 23, 2019

Denise Ho: the pop star and activist on Hong Kong’s frontline

The Canto-pop star has angered Beijing with her deliberately 'aggressive and direct' advocacy for democracy.