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What is √9 + 2 (3 x 2)? How Eddie Woo taught me to like maths again

What is √9 + 2 (3 x 2)? How Eddie Woo taught me to like maths again

The maths guru’s popular YouTube channel has led to books, a TV show and appearances on everything from Play School to Australian Story.

  • by Louise Rugendyke

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The world gets worse, but public libraries are forever

The world gets worse, but public libraries are forever

There’s a place that lets you take home books for free. Why aren’t you there right now?

  • by Robert Moran
Rabbitohs is or Storm are? A pesky plural can undo you

Rabbitohs is or Storm are? A pesky plural can undo you

Plurals are buggers to house-train. Or should that be bugger-singular?

  • by David Astle
The original ‘tearaway kid’ turns 100. He’s still as brilliant as ever

The original ‘tearaway kid’ turns 100. He’s still as brilliant as ever

I was hooked on the subversive and funny Just William books, which have sold more than 12 million copies in Britain and been translated into 17 languages.

  • by Jane Sullivan
‘It’s making people ill’: Just what is wrong with the music industry?

‘It’s making people ill’: Just what is wrong with the music industry?

Ian Winwood’s book Bodies is a call to arms in the face of overdoses, suicides and accidental deaths in the rock world, as well as his own story of addiction.

  • by Jenny Valentish
Succession’s Brian Cox among international stars headed to Australia for festivals

Succession’s Brian Cox among international stars headed to Australia for festivals

Brian Cox, Jenny Slate and Mohsin Hamid will be among the international stars at the Melbourne Writers Festival and Sydney’s Antidote Festival.

  • by Jason Steger
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Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

Skip the boring bits, hit a chapter a week, get drunk: how to read Ulysses

My first nibble of Ulysses happened decades ago, and I spat it out, undigested, no doubt making a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

  • by Keith Austin
Legendary director Werner Herzog makes a surprising late-career turn

Legendary director Werner Herzog makes a surprising late-career turn

Like many of his films, the great German filmmaker’s first novel is about a character who has lived through extreme experiences.

  • by Alexandra Alter
Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

Twenty million shows and counting: The remarkable story of the BBC at 100

David Hendy marks the centenary of the BBC with a comprehensive history that offers some warnings for our own ABC.

  • by Bridget Griffen-Foley
Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Shocking crimes and Minnie Driver’s eye-opening memoir: Top books to read next

Sally Piper’s exquisitely written novel Bone Memories and the Good Will Hunting actor’s comic essays lead this week’s wrap of new reviews.

  • by Cameron Woodhead and Steven Carroll
There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

The Matter of Everything looks at a series of breakthroughs to discover what else we can learn from the course of scientific progress.

  • by Bianca Nogrady