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What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

CrikeyJun 2, 2017

How to sleep, the man who organises the personal and political correspondence of Hillary Clinton, the Mexican towns that supply America's heroin, the family of Mark Haines search for the truth, the papers have always been after the ABC and the enduring mystery of Jacob Wetterling abduction.

'Many years from now': Sgt Pepper's is not the album you remember

'Many years from now': Sgt Pepper's is not the album you remember

Charlie LewisJun 2, 20173 Comments

The primary appeal of Sgt Pepper has, from the very beginning, been as much about nostalgia as music.

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Charlie LewisMay 29, 20173 Comments

How do you explain the far right? We ask John Safran, who has just spent a lot of time lurking on the fringes.

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

Kanika SoodMay 11, 2017

The Australia Council had to turn away more than 100 arts organisations last year, after the federal government slashed OzCo's funding. How have those groups managed to survive the year? Crikey intern Kanika Sood finds out.

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Angus SmithMay 9, 2017

The Court of Appeal's judgment in this case reads like the script of a great art-crime movie, writes freelance journalist Angus Smith.

No one dunnit: Australia’s greatest art forgery was … a fake.

No one dunnit: Australia’s greatest art forgery was … a fake.

Angus SmithApr 28, 20175 Comments

A jury’s verdict overturned, a Crown case in shambles and two men convicted of forging and selling Brett Whiteley paintings set free. There is a book in the works, and no doubt a movie will follow - freelance journalist Angus Smith explains what went wrong.

Rundle: Still Lucky an overly optimistic look at a very atomised and melancholy Australia

Rundle: Still Lucky an overly optimistic look at a very atomised and melancholy Australia

Guy RundleApr 13, 20179 Comments

Politics is a series of kludges in which the unintended consequences pile up until the machine is silted to stasis, and we have to dig it out and start again.

Funky see, funky do: the story behind the most sampled drummer break in history

Funky see, funky do: the story behind the most sampled drummer break in history

Charlie LewisApr 7, 20175 Comments

The complicated legacy of a modestly remunerated session musician who changed pop music forever.

Not a single female author in Australia worthy of ABR's gender fellowship

Not a single female author in Australia worthy of ABR's gender fellowship

Ben ElthamMar 10, 20173 Comments

Literary journal ABR advertised for a ‘gender fellowship’. But when the applications came in, none were deemed good enough.

EXCLUSIVE: Extract of Milo Yiannopoulos' unpublished book

EXCLUSIVE: Extract of Milo Yiannopoulos' unpublished book

CrikeyFeb 22, 201713 Comments

Simon and Schuster has cancelled Milo Yiannopoulos' book contract for the crime of using "imprecise language". But satirist Ben Pobjie found an early manuscript of the memoir, and we have decided to publish an extract here.

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