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Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

Five crucial books to read about Australian spying

From early histories of ASIO to Malcolm Turnbull's recollection of the Spycatcher trial. It's a good time to read up.

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

Why is Australia so obsessed with Ned Kelly?

When it comes to tales of daring heists and gun-toting highwaymen, Australian popular mythology has barely scratched the surface.

How the price system helped create our modern world 

How the price system helped create our modern world 

Humans didn’t invent the price system on purpose; we are the beneficiaries of a happy accident.

Bungled books and matters of fact

Bungled books and matters of fact

In a week littered with literary inaccuracies, the question needs to be asked: why are so many authors getting away with sloppy research?

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left's post-election anger

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left's post-election anger

Midnight Oil's first show since 2017 reflected the anger of the left — past, present and future.

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Finally, some decent arts policy! But who actually cares?

Labor’s proposed boost to arts funding comes after a decade of declining public support. Funding isn't the only problem the sector faces.

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Labor shoots for the glory days of arts policy

Art is ultimately about symbolism, and Labor delivered it in spades this weekend.

Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

Eight Lives: a pacy medical thriller

"A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page." — Affirm Press

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

Remembering Les Murray, Australia's gift to the world

He was a poet who reached across the aeons to Homer, yet he lived in a land which has never willingly taken a single poem to its heart.

Punk, Iggy Pop, and bringing down the House

Punk, Iggy Pop, and bringing down the House

Iggy Pop may be known as the godfather of punk, but he's returned to Sydney at a time where punk is one of the hardest things to be.