Melbourne-based labour historian, Phillip Deery recently launched Karen Throssell's book The Crime of Not Knowing Your Crime, about her father Ric Throssell's lifelong battle with ASIO to clear his name.
Aaron Monopoli visits the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and discovers the story of the Vietnam War — as told by a people resisting colonialism and imperialist invasion.
Bill Nevins reviews TJ English’s enthralling new book, Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld, the story of how jazz and organised crime evolved side-by-side in the United States.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces seven new books for people who know that the point is to change the world.
Delmar Terblanch reviews Prey, an authentic, collaboratively-told story of warriors in the Comanche nation — and a prequel to the 1980s' blockbuster, Predator.
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is a glowing tribute to a great and suffering writer who exposed the core futility of US culture, writes Barry Healy.
Mat Ward looks back at July's political news and the best new music that related to it.
Barry Healy reviews Quake, which gives an insight into family dysfunction and violence and how individual members come to bear the guilt of collective failures.
Texan singer/songwriter/guitarist James McMurtry is a gentle guy, but when he aims to hit governmental or human failings and hypocrisy, he strikes hard, often with wit and sardonic humour, writes Bill Nevins.
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading for greens and reds, with new books on work, extractive industry, empire, pandemics, organising and socialism.
Barry Healy reviews a new animated film bringing Anne Frank’s story to life for contemporary audiences.
Sam Wallman has released his long-awaited first book, Our Members Be Unlimited, a comic about workers and their unions. Andrew Chuter reviews.
Namarali tells the story of Worrorra man Donny (Yorna) Woolagoodja's project to replenish and renew Worrorra tradition and pass on this knowledge to young Worrorra people, writes Barry Healy.
Kaepernick & America portrays a person of courage and commitment while revealing the racist sickness at the heart of US culture, writes Barry Healy.
Kamala Emanuel reviews Nils Melzer's highly readable book, which offers a wealth of information on the ongoing persecution and torture of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Alex Salmon reviews Elvis, Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic which explores the life and music of the global cultural icon known as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.