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Education and elitism under the microscope in new Bri Lee book

Education and elitism under the microscope in new Bri Lee book

Bri Lee’s new memoir sees her questioning her belief in an education system she has previously revered.

  • by Astrid Edwards

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Hate romcoms? You’ll find it very hard to dislike this one
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Hate romcoms? You’ll find it very hard to dislike this one

Award-winning New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo’s six-part romantic comedy updates the genre for a modern audience.

  • by Kylie Northover
King-of-bright John Olsen reveals his dark and melancholy side
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King-of-bright John Olsen reveals his dark and melancholy side

At 93, the artist’s latest works shows him brooding on his fading powers, coping with depression or lack of inspiration.

  • by John McDonald
In lockdown, she collected autumn leaves and turned them into art

In lockdown, she collected autumn leaves and turned them into art

Artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne’s unusually quiet walks from her home in Glebe to her studio in Newtown last winter are the inspiration for a new show at Australian Galleries.

  • by Robin Powell
Who’s the beautiful, brooding, man in Martin Eden? Meet Luca Marinelli
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Who’s the beautiful, brooding, man in Martin Eden? Meet Luca Marinelli

He won best actor at the Venice Film Festival with a mesmerising performance in a new film version of Jack London’s classic novel.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Buckle up for a heart-stopping thriller

Buckle up for a heart-stopping thriller

The action begins in the first few pages of this gripping novel about an airline pilot faced with an impossible choice

  • by Susan Turnbull
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Non-fiction reviews: Brat and other titles

Non-fiction reviews: Brat and other titles

Actor Andrew McCarthy’s memoir Brat is well written and entertaining.

  • by Steven Carroll
Fiction reviews: Still Life and other titles

Fiction reviews: Still Life and other titles

Sarah Winman’s Still Life is an act of homage to British novelist E.M. Forster.

  • by Kerryn Goldsworthy
‘Extremely visceral’ novel about modern love is timely but lacks subtlety

‘Extremely visceral’ novel about modern love is timely but lacks subtlety

Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s new novel is at times like Holden Caulfield meets Jean-Claude Van Damme at the local mosque.

  • by Clinton Caward
Turning Pages: the darker side of the Durrells

Turning Pages: the darker side of the Durrells

The television series about the British family’s adventures in Corfu doesn’t reveal the whole truth of the troubled dynasty.

  • by Jane Sullivan
Music reviews: Mykki Blanco, Daniel Barenboim and more

Music reviews: Mykki Blanco, Daniel Barenboim and more

Miriam Lieberman’s Just Transforming, Mykki Blanco’s Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, John Sangster and Alan Lee’s Double Vibes/Hobbit and Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas.

  • by Jessie Cunniffe, Kish Lal, John Shand and Barney Zwartz