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superlative tales that exalt the drama of the everyday

Affectionately termed “Canada’s Chekov”, Alice Munro died on May 13 at the age of 92, leaving behind a unparalleled legacy …
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how music in youth detention can create new futures

Many young people in contact with the justice system come from backgrounds of extreme poverty, …
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could a ‘quiet COVID book’ win the 2024 International Booker prize?

This year’s International Booker prize shortlist is neatly varied, offering generational sagas, magical realism, and …
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How a British military march became the distinctive sound of American graduations

Graduations throughout the United States erupt with some familiar sounds every year: the passionate cheering …
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Bridgerton is back and still frothy, but developing a more grown-up attitude – what you should see and read this week

This article was first published in our email newsletter Something Good, which every fortnight brings …
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The budget has earmarked $8.6 million for live music. Is it enough to save the flailing industry?

Leading music organisations have praised the federal budget for its investment in the live music …
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What does the law say about defamatory lyrics?

The feud between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar reached a fever pitch recently, with both …
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six expert reviews of the shortlisted books

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker …
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Eurovision’s future is on the line after its most controversial year yet

Every year claims to be the most controversial year in the Eurovision Song Contest’s history, …
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Apple’s ‘crush’ advert annoys people across the generations – that’s why it misfired

There is a fine line between creativity and self-destruction. Apple’s new crush advert, which shows …
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