Marx for dummies

Total Propaganda: Basic Marxist Brainwashing for the Angry and the Young is a brisk, often hilarious and, most importantly, educational read for anyone intimidated by the language of class, political theory and economics

Brand power

Russell Brand's 'Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions' is an approachable guide for readers looking to negotiate the traps and pitfalls of modern life, writes Garth Jones in his review.

Class warfare

Benjamin Law’s Quarterly Essay could not come at a more apt time given the current debate on same-sex marriage, writes Garth Jones.

Mother load

mother! is a divisive new film from director Darren Aronofsky that is also a startling meditation on creation.

Telling tale

Garth Jones reviews The Handmaid's Tale, a story set in a near-future dystopia subsumed by a theocratic, patriarchal police state.

Braking bad

GARTH JONES As recent Hollywood legend goes, Baby Driver director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) dreamt up his film’s high concept as a student in the mid ‘90s.

Classy comeback for Spider-Man

After two film series – totalling five movies in fifteen years – and a celebrated Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) reintroduction in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming is aptly named.

Altared consciousness

Garth Jones reports on the 'Crossing' exhibition in this month's feature, a post-secular pilgrimage through the Tasmanian midlands.

The perils of Pauline

Review by Garth Jones BOOK | THE WHITE QUEEN  |  ONE NATION AND THE POLITICS OF RACE (QUARTERLY ESSAY 65) | DAVID MARR In his seventh Quarterly Essay, The White Queen – One Nation and the Politics of Race, journali

An object of worship

REVIEW BY NICK MATTISKE BOOK | THE MARKET AS GOD | HARVEY COX | HARVARD It’s not much of a revelation to suggest that capitalism has religious overtones, or that the market has godlike qualities.