August 22, 2018

Less is more for survivors on the margins of life

Debra Granik's Leave No Trace is about people pushed to the margins; living without safety nets.
August 22, 2018

The Big Bang Theory goes supernova, will end with its 12th season

The hit show's final season will take it to 287 episodes and into the history books as the longest running "multicamera" comedy series.
August 22, 2018

Phil Collins to bring Not Dead Yet tour to Australia in January

The famed drummer and singer will make five stops down under.
August 22, 2018

Aretha Franklin left no will or trust, setting up public hearing

The finances of the intensely private singer will soon become very public in a Michigan court.
August 22, 2018

Dead Cotton review: Peter Cotton’s breakneck speed thriller

Petyer Cotton's Dead Heat is blessed with engaging characters and a foot firmly planted on the narrative throttle.
August 22, 2018

Eternal Force review: Kerry Conway’s short stories about sexual desire

The most impressive and appealing thing about Eternal Force is the way the stories treat the most fleeting of sexual currents between two people as something that happens between equals
August 22, 2018

House of Dreams review: Liz Rosenberg on the creative life of L. M. Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery suffered from depression, but throughout her life, the writing remained a constant, satisfying a craving and offering a refuge.
August 22, 2018

When Galaxies Collide review: Lisa Harvey-Smith journeys to infinity and beyond

Lisa Harvey-Smith combines chatty personal anecdote with clear, uncondescending explanations of astrophysical concepts and history.
August 22, 2018

Best We Forget review: Peter Cochrane on the forgotten factor in World War I

Best We Forget is a detailed account showing that an important motive for Australia's participation in WWI was the preservation of white Australia from Asian contamination.
August 22, 2018

Convenience Store Woman review: Sayaka Murata’s deadpan and distinctly odd novel

Convenience Store Woman is funny in a deadpan way, and deeply weird.
August 22, 2018

Radical Heart review: Shireen Morris and her role in the Uluru Statement process

Shireen Morris recalls the path to the disappointment of the rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
August 22, 2018

The Drover’s Wives review: Ryan O’Neill’s brilliant riffs on the Lawson story

Whichever way Ryan O'Neill retells The Drover's Wife it is always a recognisable tale full of insight and pathos.