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“The Tent” :: is apocalyse now?

“The Tent” :: is apocalyse now?

On Rick Amor's great painting of a tent. By W.H. Chong.

Last Words from a Master

Last Words from a Master

A collection by the late Denis Johnson: "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden". Reviewed by George Dunford.

Is Gerhard Richter the world’s greatest living artist?

Is Gerhard Richter the world’s greatest living artist?

Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art survey show goes a long way to answering the question.

Hobart: It’s DARK, it’s MOFO

Hobart: It’s DARK, it’s MOFO

It's winter in Tasmania and the harvest is performance art garnished with Goth.

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John Clarke, We Need You More Than Ever

John Clarke, We Need You More Than Ever

Kind, dry and cheerful, John Clarke was a comic genius "interested in everything, but nothing else."

O, bummer (POTUS 2017)

O, bummer (POTUS 2017)

Rump, rear, arse, behind, butt — America's short-term future is a bummer

Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most influential critics of the last fifty years, extracting radical content from tradition.

Dylan’s Nobel: Pointless and Stupid:

Dylan’s Nobel: Pointless and Stupid:

The Nobel Prize Committee is out of its depth.

It’s Painting, Stupid! Why Painting Will Never Die

It’s Painting, Stupid! Why Painting Will Never Die

Critic and painters stouch, but people will keep on painting.

DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan

DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan

This is the second in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally, Mem Fox, Garth Nix and friends.