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The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

Our sites of power and authority — the parliaments, courts and cathedrals — remain, while vast amounts of what made up the best parts of people's lives vanish without trace.

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

We are small nation, but punch well above our weight when it comes to blithe racism.

EXCLUSIVE: at home with Leunig, drinking breakfast absinthe on fairy floss carpet

EXCLUSIVE: at home with Leunig, drinking breakfast absinthe on fairy floss carpet

Satirist Ben Pobjie recounts a delightful afternoon he spent in the company of Australia's leading cloud cartoonist.

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

If there's meaning in Twin Peaks: The Return, it lies in the meaninglessness of existence, and how we can best cope with it.

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

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

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.

Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

Dress codes are techniques of controlling people by regulating their bodies. And no one knows that better than fascists.

Are the 'fake' Brett Whiteleys genuine after all?

Are the 'fake' Brett Whiteleys genuine after all?

A jury found an art conservator and an art dealer guilty of forging Brett Whiteley paintings. But the judge in the case seems to think they might be genuine after all. Freelance journalist Angus Smith reports.

Build the wall ... and make it bright pink

Build the wall ... and make it bright pink

If Donald is going to build a wall, at least make it an attractive one.

James Paterson’s sledge of Pollock painting is jingoistic dog-whistling -- and it's wrong

James Paterson’s sledge of Pollock painting is jingoistic dog-whistling -- and it's wrong

Senator James Paterson says the Australian government should sell Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles. But it would mean selling more than a canvas.

'It's a hoax': Banksy's publicist denounces Hosier Lane artwork

'It's a hoax': Banksy's publicist denounces Hosier Lane artwork

The fresh Banksy on Hosier Lane is "blatant publicity" for an unauthorised show, according to the artist's publicist.