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Little Country Syndrome

Australia turns to writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates to soothe our racial anxiety – but is it their responsibility?

Why does Australia look abroad for solutions to our racial anxieties? Nayuka Gorrie reflects on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates to answer this question.

Talking about freedom

Two eminent casualties of government furtiveness come together for a discussion on freedom.

Chelsea Manning and journalist Peter Greste are the perfect parallels to a conversation on democracy.

10 books to read before Antidote 2018

Must reads from the all star Antidote line up

From the polemic to the ­­­­hysterical, here’s your Antidote reading list.

An audio guide to Antidote

Listen to highlights from 2017's festival to get yourself in the right mindset for this year.

Listen to highlights from 2017's festival to get yourself in the right mindset for this year.

Five takedowns from Maureen Dowd

The NY Times columnist keeps our world leaders in check.

The NY Times columnist keeps our world leaders in check.

A history of Maureen Dowd's electoral hot takes

Nine election campaigns as told by the powerhouse New York Times columnist.

For 34 years, Maureen Dowd has inflicted searing burns on prospective Presidents. We look back at nine election campaigns as told by the powerhouse New York Times columnist.

Cheat sheet: Chelsea Manning

Three interviews with the whistleblower that rattled the world.

Three interviews with the whistleblower that rattled the world.

The festival giving us a fix

Festival Director Edwina Throsby on the seven ways Antidote will help you deal with the world.

Festival Director Edwina Throsby on the seven ways Antidote will help you deal with the world.

Cheat sheet: Ronan Farrow

Meet the child prodigy who changed Hollywood forever.

Don't know where to start? Here are a few things you need to know about him before he returns to the Concert Hall this year.

Cheat sheet: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Essential writing and interviews from the voice behind one of Black Panther's most critical story arcs.

Essential chats with the essayist and Black Panther comic book writer.