Media, books & the arts

The surgeon as bad-tempered hero

Frank Bowden decodes an unsettling memoir of life in and beyond the operating theatre

20 Jun 14 |

The spaces between the facts

Sylvia Lawson reports from the Sydney Film Festival


Letting us in on her secret

Best known for her undercover exposé Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich ventures into entirely different territory in her new book, writes Sara Dowse

12 Jun 14 |

Look what they’ve done to my song

Vocalists rewriting lyrics? Andrew Ford reaches for his Smith Corona

10 Jun 14 |

Spaceship of the imagination

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is an important chapter in the evolution of how we learn about science, says Martin Bush. But it’s far from being the last word

08 Jun 14 |

Landscape of wounds

Jane Goodall reviews two new documentaries about wildfires

06 Jun 14 |

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you

Emily Crawford reviews Glenn Greenwald’s account of the Snowden affair


This is now, and the battles continue

Sylvia Lawson on the Sydney Film Festival, My Sweet Pepper Land and Ida

05 Jun 14 |