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Culture May 26, 2018
Ai Weiwei’s lens on humanity
The artist Ai Weiwei refuses to shy away from tragedy or grief, working with an uncomfortable proximity between art and subject. He speaks on the release of his film on the refugee crisis, Human Flow. ‘It’s not just understanding. It requires you to find a language, so that you can give dignity to the subject matter.’ The line is cotton-thin.
Life February 24, 2018
Black History Month
As the US celebrates Black History Month, a reflection on African diaspora Australians and the indelible mark its forebears left on this country.
Portrait April 07, 2018
Rapper L-Fresh the Lion
How hip-hop offered a language for a Sydney Sikh and lead him to take the name L-Fresh the Lion.
Portrait February 03, 2018
Poet Alan Wearne
Lunch with ‘that’ teacher, poet Alan Wearne.
Portrait November 18, 2017
Black Lives Matter in Australia
Maxine Beneba Clarke on the Black Grapevine and the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Life October 07, 2017
Hurricane Irma and St Maarten
As yet another hurricane menaces the Caribbean, the author tracks its frightening progress towards St Maarten.
Life June 17, 2017
Roxane Gay and Mamamia
Roxane Gay and nonfiction authors like her will continue to open up their own lives, in the hope of changing those of others. May we not remain silent in the face of ignorance, stupidity or distress.
Travel May 27, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan’s rich mixture of cultures, colonial and indigenous, invites immersion in the Puerto Rican capital.
Portrait March 25, 2017
Writer and activist Jeff Sparrow
“When we meet for our ackee fry-up, he’s just returned from a trip to the United States, researching for his recently published biography of Paul Robeson. He talks of the tragic unease of researching an African-American icon in Charleston around the …”
Portrait March 04, 2017
Getting to know TextaQueen through her first survey show, Between You and Me.
Portrait February 11, 2017
ABC host Jane Hutcheon
Maxine Beneba Clarke reflects on the interviewer as she appears on One Plus One.