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The Review’s Review: Back to the Essence

The Review’s Review: Back to the Essence

Three-year-old girl riding an Arabian horse. Miragexv at English Wikipedia, Public...

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Teonanácatl

Teonanácatl

Illustrations by George Wylesol. Teonanácatl. That’s what the Aztecs used to call...

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Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

In her monthly column, The Moon in Full, Nina MacLaughlin illuminates humanity’s...

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One Bright Morning, by Wendy Scarfe

One Bright Morning, by Wendy Scarfe

Just scraping into the last day of Bill’s week focussing on Australian Women Writers...

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The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories, edited by Mary Lord

The Penguin Best Australian Short Stories, edited by Mary...

Having stumbled on this collection of 30 short stories in an OpShop, I decided to...

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Blood in the Rain, by Margaret Barbalet

Blood in the Rain, by Margaret Barbalet

When Bill from The Australian Legend posted his list of women writers that he’s...

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The “Scream” franchise adds another self-referential sequel

The “Scream” franchise adds another self-referential sequel

The fifth film in the “Scream” series has a counter-intuitive title: “Scream”. That...

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The Experts, by W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

The Experts, by W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

Forgive this scanty offering, but I would really like to share this Story of the...

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Beasts of a Little Land, by Juhea Kim

Beasts of a Little Land, by Juhea Kim

Beasts of a Little Land is the debut novel of Korean-American author Juhea Kim,...

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Orpheus Lost, by Janet Turner Hospital

Orpheus Lost, by Janet Turner Hospital

Reviews From the Archive An occasional series, retrieving unpublished reviews from...

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Jessamine Chan’s gripping debut novel sends up modern parenting

Jessamine Chan’s gripping debut novel sends up modern parenting

The School for Good Mothers. By Jessamine Chan. Simon & Schuster; 336 pages; $27....

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Dominant languages can spread even without coercion

Dominant languages can spread even without coercion

NEVER THINK the world is in decline. A recent book, “Speak Not” by James Griffiths,...

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The Visit, by Amy Witting

The Visit, by Amy Witting

According to Wikipedia , the writing career of Amy Witting, A.M. (1918-2001) always...

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It was hard for any viewer to look away from Sidney Poitier

It was hard for any viewer to look away from Sidney Poitier

HE SHOWED THE world that black actors could be Hollywood heroes. In films such as...

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association does penance for its sins

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association does penance for...

The 79th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held in the Beverly Hilton on January...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning Editor Anne Henochowicz

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning...

This is the third in a series BLARB will be running of interviews with some of the...