Superheroes at GOMA: is this exhibition art, or just a social document?

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In a good Fairfax piece this week reporting on a new pop-culture exhibition, Queensland journalist Andrew Stafford spoke with its curator. The work of Amanda Slack-Smith, and of many filmmakers and comic book artists, has attracted not just local media interest, but that of those abroad. The Hollywood Reporter welcomes the high-brow attention to superheroes

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You didn’t need to be a ‘clairvoyant’ literary star to have seen Trump coming

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Upon its release in 1985, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood’s unremarkable work of speculative fiction The Handmaid’s Tale was marketed for its prescience. The publisher promised that this book, which depicted an America now cruelly governed by an ultra-Puritan minority, was a “forecast” of things to come. Guess they did a bang-up job. Thirty years later, the

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