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US President Donald Trump (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Trump won’t need his own library. His presidency is giving publishers plenty already

Michael Cohen's Disloyal: A Memoir is just the latest in an endless string of tell-all books about the bullying, erratic narcissist who's running the United States of America.

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Nine anti-racist books you need to read

Wondering how to better educate yourself on the lives of POC? Look no further.

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Side View: Cure luck

This week: an entirely virus-free edition! (Just kidding); who's exploiting the crisis; what to watch while stuck at home; why the crisis will help Amazon take over the world; and where you can be in a Zoom meeting.

My family tragedy was turned into true crime

Victims of crime and their families need protection from true crime, as my family has found out the hard way.

Author and journalist Naomi Wolf (Image: Flickr/Michael Fleshman)

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?

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The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.

What happened to Australia?

In Australia: What Happened?, Ben Pobjie explores our country's humble beginnings as a cosy corner of the supercontinent Pangaea, to its current status as one of the world's most middling powers.

Attending writers’ festivals during the decline of actual books

Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.

Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.

Don’t mess with possum magic

Australian authors Jackie French and Mem Fox respond to yesterday's article on parallel import restrictions on books.

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