Suzanne Daniel’s debut novel navigates the first steps of womanhood in concert with the nation’s feminist awakening in the 1970s. A superb effort.
Much like Jay Gatsby, I own a library of books I’ve never read. Not that I know that, I’ve not read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s opus. Nor have I Tolstoy’s, so I fear it’s time to wage war on my own hubris.
While many in the American media have castigated Donald Trump’s 4th of July tank parade, they need to treat themselves to a history lesson, as this sort of thing isn’t new.
While the idea of sober July has taken root, perhaps we should follow the example of a notable family, and use this month to be kind to each other.
Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ plays with the idea of a solitary musician profiting off the songs of The Beatles in a universe they never existed in. It’s better than it sounds.
While researchers are not entirely sure what ‘Oumuamua is, they’ve absolutely ruled out that aliens were behind the wheel. Sort of.
Ivanka Trump muscling in on the G20 annoyed the internet so much, they decided to flay Daddy’s little diplomat through the medium of Photoshop.
‘The Dead Don’t Die’ is a zombie film with the finest cast and director it could have. Sadly, it’s not really sure what it wants to be, and dies a death because of it.
Israel Folau asking his supporters to prejudice people with love illuminates a flaw in his logic, and a flaw in the source material.
Alex Landragin’s debut is a book that crosses lifetimes, narratives and, above all, gleefully references other residents of your bookshelf. It’s a ride.
NASA has decided that Earth is beyond saving, so we’re off to Titan, Saturn’s freakiest moon. Methane storms, electric sand, rolling gas streams. At least it isn’t humid.
Investigative journalist Jess Hill’s book on domestic violence states an obvious, visceral point. We should focus on the perpetrators as well as the victims.
We’re massive cinephiles here at The Big Smoke, and there’s nothing we like more than a brilliant ending. So, for no reason whatsoever, we’ve decided to share. Spoilers, obviously.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Giselle Atlas (13) discusses what LGBTQ+ pride month means to her and her community.
Again, Morrissey has uttered awful words, and his ex-fans fired back. However, underneath the usual cut-and-thrust are those who support not his music, or his fall, but what he says.
Cross-dressing stowaways, inadvertent world records, and clandestine agents working for Napoleon Bonaparte. The French quarter of colonised Australia was wild.
To prove that one good turn deserves another, disgraced sitcom matriarch Roseanne Barr will tour America hoping to convince everyone that the country is the crazy one.
In what can be regarded as the final word, we can reveal the root causes of why parents choose to ignore science to protect their children.
Despite the guise of greater representation in the film industry, racial stereotyping is still rampant, and the concept of diversity doesn’t favour all.
Emboldened by tragedy, Australia’s premier industrialist has vowed to restore the Big Brother house to “her former glory”.
“Song for the Unraveling of the World” is a book of many things. Above all, it serves as a litmus test of how the reader, and how they see the species.