September 5, 2018

So Much Life Left Over review: Louis de Bernieres’ complicated tale of love

This novel is told with the usual warmth, subtlety, and emotional intelligence that de Bernières brings to his fiction.
September 5, 2018

Leila review: Prayaag Akbar’s chilling dystopic debut novel

Prayaag Akbar builds on the Indian caste system's divisiveness to create a society in which everyone must be labelled by race, religion and family.
September 5, 2018

The Power of Hope review: Kon Karapanagiotidis and his life with asylum seekers

Kon Karapanagiotidis' story is firmly based in his family, particularly his Greek migrant parents' hard work and self-sacrifice.
September 5, 2018

Freedom in White and Black review: Emma Christopher’s riveting slavery story

Emma Christopher reads between the lines, into the historical silence surrounding the slave trade.
September 5, 2018

Coasts of Dream review: Sarah Mirams’ life of the forgotten poet E.J. Brady

E.J. Brady had some reputation as a composer of sea ballads in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, but confining consideration of him to his literary output would be unfair.
September 5, 2018

Is Jim Carrey’s new show Kidding worth your time?

Six new or returning shows to tune into this week.
September 5, 2018

Four Yolgnu men were fans of prank show Jackass; Black As is their version

Bush Mechanics creator David Batty has made the most delightful on Australian TV right now.
September 5, 2018

There’s nothing funny about Jason Bateman’s turn as a money launderer in Ozark

Mild-mannered accountant Marty Byrde is the most unexpected but rewarding role in the actor's career.
September 5, 2018

Ten questions for Insight presenter Jenny Brockie

After 15 years of Insight, Jenny Brockie remains fascinated by the everyday stories people tell.
September 5, 2018

Let Wilson guide you to a podcast you might otherwise miss

This handy "podcast magazine" provides a curated collection of podcast episodes.
September 5, 2018

Peter Short spent his final months lobbying for legal euthanasia

A moving SBS documentary follows Peter Short's determination to go out with a "magnificent ending".
September 5, 2018

By turning the serious into satire, The Bachelor finally hits a sweet spot

The dating show is car-crash television, where no one gets hurt.