Guy Sebastian isn't a betting man, but if he was he says he'd back Sweden for the win in the 60th anniversary Eurovision Song Contest.
Susan Wyndham Spotlight on theatre; critics' prize under review; more glory for Les Murray; further festivals.
Jason Steger Why the Miles Franklin needs to be more forthcoming; the bait for Haruki Murakami, and another prize on the Melbourne list
Anne Davies It's the million-dollar question bugging Eurovision tragics and media executives alike: what's the real story behind Australia's participation in that festival of daggy pop songs?
Louise Schwartzkoff Almost 30 years after Matilda was published, its famous illustrator revisits its most fearsome character.
Ron Cerabona Our comprehensive guide to what is happening in Canberra's arts scene.
Stephanie Owen Reeder Canberra is about to host a festival to celebrate the life and work of children's author Colin Thiele.
Tedi Bills Charlize Theron is wonderfully bad ass. Her performance does justice to women in cinema, but unfortunately its filmmakers drove her fellow female warriors on to a stereotypical path.
Robert Willson The stigma of illegitimacy in the first half of the 20th century is explored through real-life tales.
Reviewer: Mark Thomas This book comes equipped with more appendages than the author carried to his travel destination.