I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

If immersing yourself in tales of death, detectives and the depraved doesn’t sound like your ideal summer holiday, please don’t read this review. If, on the other hand, you start your day with a bowl of cereal and a side of serial killers, welcome! The New York...
The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia

The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a lost Australia

From 1965 to 1975, Australia was a land of body shirts and no social media on which to show off (or shame) them. A land where housing prices were downright reasonable. And, as Richard Glover dutifully explains, there really were no avocados – or near to none. It was...
The House

The House

The recent furore over advertising on the sails of the Sydney Opera House is nothing compared to the scandals, political rows and media frenzies that characterised the creation of this iconic building. Most newsworthy was the sacking of Danish architect Jørn Utzon who...
Fear: Trump in the White House

Fear: Trump in the White House

Fear: Trump in the White House (Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster, 2018) is a 400-page book by one of America’s most-revered journalists – one who had extraordinary access to the key players in this latest chapter of history. It also seems likely to become the...
The Peter Norman Story

The Peter Norman Story

Peter Norman was one of Australia’s greatest sprinters. In 1968, he competed at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City and won silver in the 200 metres. At the medal ceremony, he stood in support of fellow medallists, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos, as they...

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