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Portrait of Jon Gray

There has been a resurgence in hand-drawn covers over the past 10 years or so. This is precisely because it allows you to hint at personality and individuality and not show character or setting.

Portrait of Laura Secor

The Iranian women’s-rights movement was never so visible, or so embattled, as it was during the early Ahmadinejad period. 

Portrait of George Packer

Trump’s toxicity, combined with a decline in the white electorate might make this a year of Democratic routs.

David Gulpilil in conversation with Margaret Pomeranz

Actor David Gulpilil discusses the past, present and future of Australian film.


Between a Rock and a Hard Scrub: Tim Rogers on Cleaning

The You Am I frontman, Tim Rogers, opens up about his compulsion to scrub, mop and dust; an obsession he has dealt with quietly and doggedly under trying circumstances.



Alain de Botton on The News

Philosopher Alain de Botton examines how and why we are addicted to a never-ending news cycle.



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