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WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend events in Warwick

WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend events in Warwick

The Rose City’s events calendar is filling up fast in the lead-up to Christmas. Here’s where to get out and about this weekend! Read full article: WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend even...→

Are dating shows arranged marriage for the Tinder generation?

Are dating shows arranged marriage for the Tinder generation?

Contestants on modern dating shows are all almost pathologically committed to finding “The One” but have lost all hope of doing so. Read full article: Are dating shows arranged marriage for t...→

How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAnon

How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAnon

Activist fans of South Korean pop music have taken the fight to the conspiracy heartland by trolling the trolls. Read full article: How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAn...→

After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets new place to hang out

After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets new place to hang out

A new amphitheatre at the Collingwood Yards arts precinct will feature music, circus and other performances in a casual 'picnic style' venue. Read full article: After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets ...→

Bluey gets to play as federal arts funding unleashed

Bluey gets to play as federal arts funding unleashed

A Bluey stage adaptation is among 48 projects sharing $20 million in cash to help Victoria's arts sector recover from the pandemic shutdown. Read full article: Bluey gets to play as federal arts fundi...→

Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Juliet, performed by microbes

Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Juliet, performed by microbes

A Melbourne artist has staged Shakespeare's classic, tragic love story in a petri dish, in a nod to the weird microbial 2020 we've been living through. Read full article: Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Ju...→

Let’s talk about sex – and philosophy

Let’s talk about sex – and philosophy

Why don't philosophers talk about sex? Author Damon Young is changing the conversation and talks to AFR Magazine in this month's What I Am Reading column. Read full article: Let’s talk about sex – and philosophy...→

Marvellous Melbourne: after the year that was, it's time to celebrate

Marvellous Melbourne: after the year that was, it's time to celebrate

From NGV's massive Triennial through to MPavilion, there's loads to celebrate in Melbourne next month. Read full article: Marvellous Melbourne: after the year tha...→

Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious times

Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious times

The singer-songwriter's Sydney City Recital Hall performance might have lacked light-and-shade, but in 2020 there's plenty of shade to work through. Read full article: Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious t...→

Two Aboriginal artists examine the lethal fallout of discrimination

Two Aboriginal artists examine the lethal fallout of discrimination

The 'Looking Glass' exhibition at the TarraWarra Museum of Art features the work of Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Read full article: Two Aboriginal artists examine the letha...→

Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a masterclass by Ron Howard?

Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a masterclass by Ron Howard?

While the book’s hard political edges have been planed away, this is a polished piece of storytelling in the great Hollywood tradition of working-class soaps. Read full article: Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a mas...→

Faster, cleaner – this humble kitchen appliance fuels microaggression

Faster, cleaner – this humble kitchen appliance fuels microaggression

It’s just a humble little box with a few simple buttons and a transparent viewing door. It has nothing to hide, unlike those sneaky fridges. Read full article: Faster, cleaner – this humble kitchen ap...→

Collisions

Kyle Sandilands as prime minister, ethnic suburbs on stolen lands being gentrified and our souls being illegally uploaded to computers: these are just some of [...] Read full article: Collisions...→

Arthur Streeton

A new Streeton retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales reveals a painter who speaks dazzlingly to our present. Read full article: Arthur Streeton...→

Why Pearl Jam still belong in the present tense

Why Pearl Jam still belong in the present tense

A new unauthorised biography of grunge's great survivors argues for a critical reappraisal of the band. Read full article: Why Pearl Jam still belong in the presen...→

MONA founder David Walsh says the museum is 'my hotted-up Torana'

MONA founder David Walsh says the museum is 'my hotted-up Torana'

As someone famously obsessed with sex and death, it makes sense that the iconoclastic art patron sees his famous Hobart museum as a tool to help him 'bang abov [...] Read full article: MONA founder David Walsh says the museum...→

The opera hailed as Australia's best that hasn't been seen in 30 years

The opera hailed as Australia's best that hasn't been seen in 30 years

Victorian Opera is reviving Voss next year, hailed "the great Australian opera" at its 1986 premiere. Its return fulfils a promise made to an old friend. Read full article: The opera hailed as Australia's best tha...→

In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous art

In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous art

Sotheby's is selling more Indigenous art in New York, Deutscher and Hackett have 40 works from Indigenous photographers and Nolan's carboard template makes 100 [...] Read full article: In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous...→

Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story

Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns to a character we have met previously in her great series of interlinked novels. Read full article: Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robi...→

Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Works' bizarre COVID-safe idea

Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Works' bizarre COVID-safe idea

St Kilda venue Theatreworks has responded to the COVID-19 challenge by developing giant see-through booths to keep audiences socially distanced. Read full article: Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Work...→

What's on in the Eurobodalla Shire

What's on in the Eurobodalla Shire

Saturday, November 28: The Batemans Bay Indoor Aquatic Centre Committee is holding a fashion garage sale, 8am to 3pm at 3 Silverdell Place, Surf Beach. All pro [...] Read full article: What's on in the Eurobodalla Shire...→

Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Audiences are set to return to performing arts venues en masse as the theatres reveal their programs for 2021. Read full article: Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as...→

In tune with our marvellous city of four seasons in one day

In tune with our marvellous city of four seasons in one day

From Neil Finn to Dame Melba, Skyhooks to Paul Kelly, this city has inspired musicians and songwriters to pour their hearts out. Read full article: In tune with our marvellous city of four...→

Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and created a pop-culture phenomenon

Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and created a pop-culture phenomenon

First drawn in 1955, Miffy's simplicity has inspired artists all over the world, and now Brisbane is hosting Australia’s first exhibition of Dick Bruna's chara [...] Read full article: Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and cr...→

Lost at sea? Ex-teenagers offer some advice

Lost at sea? Ex-teenagers offer some advice

Alan Duffy saw stars, Atong Atem dreamed of gingham and Osamah Sami sold illegal fireworks. A new exhibition celebrates the formative years. Read full article: Lost at sea? Ex-teenagers offer some adv...→

Drill rapper Snoee Badman

Snoee Badman – the first Australian to release an EP from inside a maximum-security prison – embodies a punk defiance to institutional brutality. “I have a lot [...] Read full article: Drill rapper Snoee Badman...→

What Is To Be Done

The climate crisis demands urgent action. Our democracy, with its “oligarchic” major parties – “shelf companies” with “small, ageing memberships” that serve as [...] Read full article: What Is To Be Done...→

Brazen stats of empire

Brazen stats of empire

Brazen stats of empire... I am a dressmaker who does alterations to make a living. You might call me a tailor, but what would you know? How long would you spen [...] Read full article: Brazen stats of empire...→

Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full houses

Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full houses

The biggest musical in Australia since the pandemic is sweating on a government exemption so it can sell more tickets to each performance. Read full article: Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full...→

Former Talking Head's utopian musings

Former Talking Head's utopian musings

This latest movie concerning the music of David Byrne, directed by Spike Lee, is a remarkable spectacle as engaging as anything he has delivered before. Read full article: Former Talking Head's utopian musings...→

Whiteley's auction record raises questions

Whiteley's auction record raises questions

The unsurprising, slightly underwhelming, auction record for Brett Whiteley's Henri's Armchair raises questions of the value of a big auction room sale. Read full article: Whiteley's auction record raises questio...→

Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts darkness

Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts darkness

The multi-sensory tribute to the Dutch painter has sold more than 200,000 tickets since opening in Sydney in September, and saved its organiser's business. Read full article: Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts ...→

Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Maxine Beneba Clarke has written and illustrated a book for children explaining the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read full article: Picture book gives children insight into...→

There is nothing ironic about David Byrne's American Utopia

There is nothing ironic about David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne says in Spike Lee's film of his album-turned-concert-turned-Broadway show he is genuinely asking how can we make things better. Read full article: There is nothing ironic about David Byrn...→

Philanthropists rally amid 'wreckage' of the performing arts

Philanthropists rally amid 'wreckage' of the performing arts

Some of Melbourne's biggest names are putting their money behind a post-pandemic renaissance of the arts in the city. But they warn it won't be easy. Read full article: Philanthropists rally amid 'wreckage' of...→

Will this series change your mind about Trump supporters? No, but it'll make you understand them

Will this series change your mind about Trump supporters? No, but it'll make you understand them

Produced by Oscar winners Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg, 'Why We Hate' provides clues as to what drives our most primal emotions, and why it's so easy to pl [...] Read full article: Will this series change your mind about ...→

See the city anew: inside a secret Melbourne

See the city anew: inside a secret Melbourne

Take in the city from a different perspective, with these walking podcasts from local writers. Read full article: See the city anew: inside a secret Melbo...→

Why does a man in a skirt get trousers in such a twist?

Why does a man in a skirt get trousers in such a twist?

When Harry Styles dared to don a dress on the cover of Vogue, a defensive reaction about the future of masculinity reverberated across the world, writes Kate E [...] Read full article: Why does a man in a skirt get trousers i...→

WHAT’S ON: Top 5 Warwick events you can’t miss this weekend

WHAT’S ON: Top 5 Warwick events you can’t miss this weekend

There is something for everyone - including everyone’s favourite show treat, Shannon’s chips. FULL LIST HERE: Read full article: WHAT’S ON: Top 5 Warwick events you can’...→

Wicked Sisters

Returning to the stage after almost two decades, Alma De Groen’s Wicked Sisters now reads like a study of the generational failures of white feminism. Read full article: Wicked Sisters...→

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

When I first started reading Philip Salom’s latest novel, The Fifth Season, I thought I was in for a real treat. The set-up is engagingly noirish. Jack, a writ [...] Read full article: The Fifth Season...→

Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts darkness

Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts darkness

The multi-sensory tribute to the Dutch painter has sold more than 200,000 tickets since opening in Sydney in September, and saved its organiser's business. Read full article: Van Gogh Alive a starry night amid arts ...→

Are dating shows arranged marriage for the Tinder generation?

Are dating shows arranged marriage for the Tinder generation?

Contestants on modern dating shows are all almost pathologically committed to finding “The One” but have lost all hope of doing so. Read full article: Are dating shows arranged marriage for t...→

Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Picture book gives children insight into Black Lives Matter

Maxine Beneba Clarke has written and illustrated a book for children explaining the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read full article: Picture book gives children insight into...→

The opera hailed as Australia's best that hasn't been seen in 30 years

The opera hailed as Australia's best that hasn't been seen in 30 years

Victorian Opera is reviving Voss next year, hailed "the great Australian opera" at its 1986 premiere. Its return fulfils a promise made to an old friend. Read full article: The opera hailed as Australia's best tha...→

There is nothing ironic about David Byrne's American Utopia

There is nothing ironic about David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne says in Spike Lee's film of his album-turned-concert-turned-Broadway show he is genuinely asking how can we make things better. Read full article: There is nothing ironic about David Byrn...→

In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous art

In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous art

Sotheby's is selling more Indigenous art in New York, Deutscher and Hackett have 40 works from Indigenous photographers and Nolan's carboard template makes 100 [...] Read full article: In NY, a 'love situation' for Indigenous...→

After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets new place to hang out

After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets new place to hang out

A new amphitheatre at the Collingwood Yards arts precinct will feature music, circus and other performances in a casual 'picnic style' venue. Read full article: After a precarious year, Circus Oz gets ...→

Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story

Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robinson's ill-fated love story

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns to a character we have met previously in her great series of interlinked novels. Read full article: Across the racial divide, Marilynne Robi...→

Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Works' bizarre COVID-safe idea

Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Works' bizarre COVID-safe idea

St Kilda venue Theatreworks has responded to the COVID-19 challenge by developing giant see-through booths to keep audiences socially distanced. Read full article: Playing in a Perspex booth: Theatre Work...→

Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Audiences are set to return to performing arts venues en masse as the theatres reveal their programs for 2021. Read full article: Brisbane theatres welcome crowds back as...→

Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Juliet, performed by microbes

Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Juliet, performed by microbes

A Melbourne artist has staged Shakespeare's classic, tragic love story in a petri dish, in a nod to the weird microbial 2020 we've been living through. Read full article: Is this the most 2020 play? Romeo and Ju...→

In tune with our marvellous city of four seasons in one day

In tune with our marvellous city of four seasons in one day

From Neil Finn to Dame Melba, Skyhooks to Paul Kelly, this city has inspired musicians and songwriters to pour their hearts out. Read full article: In tune with our marvellous city of four...→

Marvellous Melbourne: after the year that was, it's time to celebrate

Marvellous Melbourne: after the year that was, it's time to celebrate

From NGV's massive Triennial through to MPavilion, there's loads to celebrate in Melbourne next month. Read full article: Marvellous Melbourne: after the year tha...→

Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and created a pop-culture phenomenon

Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and created a pop-culture phenomenon

First drawn in 1955, Miffy's simplicity has inspired artists all over the world, and now Brisbane is hosting Australia’s first exhibition of Dick Bruna's chara [...] Read full article: Artist pulled a rabbit from a hat and cr...→

Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious times

Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious times

The singer-songwriter's Sydney City Recital Hall performance might have lacked light-and-shade, but in 2020 there's plenty of shade to work through. Read full article: Sarah Blasko review: Songs for serious t...→

See the city anew: inside a secret Melbourne

See the city anew: inside a secret Melbourne

Take in the city from a different perspective, with these walking podcasts from local writers. Read full article: See the city anew: inside a secret Melbo...→

Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a masterclass by Ron Howard?

Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a masterclass by Ron Howard?

While the book’s hard political edges have been planed away, this is a polished piece of storytelling in the great Hollywood tradition of working-class soaps. Read full article: Is Hillbilly Elegy poverty porn or a mas...→

Wicked Sisters

Returning to the stage after almost two decades, Alma De Groen’s Wicked Sisters now reads like a study of the generational failures of white feminism. Read full article: Wicked Sisters...→

What Is To Be Done

The climate crisis demands urgent action. Our democracy, with its “oligarchic” major parties – “shelf companies” with “small, ageing memberships” that serve as [...] Read full article: What Is To Be Done...→

Arthur Streeton

A new Streeton retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales reveals a painter who speaks dazzlingly to our present. Read full article: Arthur Streeton...→

Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full houses

Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full houses

The biggest musical in Australia since the pandemic is sweating on a government exemption so it can sell more tickets to each performance. Read full article: Pippin squeezed if it can't play to full...→

Former Talking Head's utopian musings

Former Talking Head's utopian musings

This latest movie concerning the music of David Byrne, directed by Spike Lee, is a remarkable spectacle as engaging as anything he has delivered before. Read full article: Former Talking Head's utopian musings...→

Whiteley's auction record raises questions

Whiteley's auction record raises questions

The unsurprising, slightly underwhelming, auction record for Brett Whiteley's Henri's Armchair raises questions of the value of a big auction room sale. Read full article: Whiteley's auction record raises questio...→

WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend events in Warwick

WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend events in Warwick

The Rose City’s events calendar is filling up fast in the lead-up to Christmas. Here’s where to get out and about this weekend! Read full article: WHAT’S ON: Top 5 unmissable weekend even...→

MONA founder David Walsh says the museum is 'my hotted-up Torana'

MONA founder David Walsh says the museum is 'my hotted-up Torana'

As someone famously obsessed with sex and death, it makes sense that the iconoclastic art patron sees his famous Hobart museum as a tool to help him 'bang abov [...] Read full article: MONA founder David Walsh says the museum...→

How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAnon

How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAnon

Activist fans of South Korean pop music have taken the fight to the conspiracy heartland by trolling the trolls. Read full article: How activist K-pop fans are trolling QAn...→

'Twice the size of Sydney's': NGV boasts of new contemporary art gallery

'Twice the size of Sydney's': NGV boasts of new contemporary art gallery

The new NGV Contemporary Museum to be built in Melbourne's arts precinct will be almost as big as London's spectacular Tate Modern, says NGV head Tony Elwood.