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Sacred Cows: Paul Auster may not like ‘New York Trilogy’, but you should

Sacred Cows: Paul Auster may not like ‘New York Trilogy’, but you should

This was a work that busted open the detective genre and signalled a new direction in the evolution of literature. Does it matter what its creator says?

Sacred Cows: “dark and gritty” doesn’t always equal “good”

Sacred Cows: “dark and gritty” doesn’t always equal “good”

Australia loves a realist crime drama, but there are certainly better ones out there than Animal Kingdom.

Sacred Cows: a controversial trailblazer for Australian strangeness

Sacred Cows: a controversial trailblazer for Australian strangeness

Ray Lawrence's Bliss certainly caused a stir at its release, but did it ever get the credit it deserves in the canon of Australian film?

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

Sacred Cows: when your masterpiece is an unreadable mess

William Faulkner's The Sound and The Fury was originally published to little fanfare. There was a reason for that.

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O’Connor

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O’Connor

Has O'Connor's debut novel been historically overlooked in favour of the Southern Gothics of McCarthy, Capote and Faulkner?

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

Sacred Cows: the case against Cloudstreet

Is Tim Winton's blockbuster novel really as good as Australian culture collectively remembers?

India has a cow over tweeting pollie’s cattle call

India has a cow over tweeting pollie’s cattle call

There are few more sacred cows in India than, well, cows, as India's Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor learned the hard way after a throwaway cow-related pun on Twitter caused a nation-wide media storm.