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Gretta Ray's debut album conundrum

The star of this week's episode of the Mushroom/Victorian Government livestream show The State Of Music has been reshaping her first record for a new world. Read full article: Gretta Ray's debut album conundrum...→

Final rebuke for Alan Jones a fitting end to tumultuous career

Final rebuke for Alan Jones a fitting end to tumultuous career

As Alan Jones embarks on his final week behind the microphone, a damning decision by the broadcast authority must surely sting. Read full article: Final rebuke for Alan Jones a fitting en...→

Secret language business puts Australian innovator on global map

Secret language business puts Australian innovator on global map

Two passions have combined to make sure multilingual company founder Tea Dietterich is ahead of the curve. Read full article: Secret language business puts Australian...→

The Korean novel that champions the value of ordinary women

The Korean novel that champions the value of ordinary women

Cho Nam-Joo has sold more than a million copies of her book and succeeded in focusing the spotlight on the place of women in South Korea. Read full article: The Korean novel that champions the valu...→

RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we'll never know

RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we'll never know

I hate to think how many scandals remained unearthed in 2020 because there was no opportunity to gossip about them. Read full article: RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we...→

The river mouth

The river mouth

The river mouth... It was believed a whale had gone mad at the mouth of the river. Several fishing boats had been destroyed in acts of violence so extraordinar [...] Read full article: The river mouth...→

Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk scene, debuts solo album

Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk scene, debuts solo album

Best known for defining the 2000s pop-punk scene as the lead vocalist for Paramore, Hayley Williams is back. Read full article: Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk...→

Relentlessly on brand, Michelle Obama's new doco lacks tension

Relentlessly on brand, Michelle Obama's new doco lacks tension

There are flowers, hugs, personal stories and an iPod playlist, but this screen diary of the former first lady's book tour is hardly cinema verite. Read full article: Relentlessly on brand, Michelle Obama's ...→

Top five board books for babies, as selected by bookseller David Gaunt

Top five board books for babies, as selected by bookseller David Gaunt

On the lookout for some new books to read to your little ones? These five titles will thrill children and adults alike.  Read full article: Top five board books for babies, as sele...→

What's on | Help with green slip insurance for cancer patients

What's on | Help with green slip insurance for cancer patients

Can Assist Bathurst has received funding to help cancer patients pay their compulsory third party (CTP) green slip insurance. The scheme is designed to benefit [...] Read full article: What's on | Help with green slip insuran...→

The seats were empty but the band played on to thousands at home

The seats were empty but the band played on to thousands at home

Australian jazz singer Emma Pask was chosen to launch the Sydney Opera House's first performance live streamed from the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Read full article: The seats were empty but the band played...→

No, we're not all in this together

No, we're not all in this together

Erin Molan suspected those cloying saccharine "we're all in this together" TV promos might backfire. Read full article: No, we're not all in this together...→

The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach

The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach

The director's realistic and intimate portrayals of family life are perfect for at-home viewing. Read full article: The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach...→

The world watches as Children of the Corn, Neighbours film through COVID

The world watches as Children of the Corn, Neighbours film through COVID

The eyes of the world are upon us as two productions power on while the rest of the world is in shutdown - and that presents the local industry with a great op [...] Read full article: The world watches as Children of the Cor...→

Sharing our lockdown experiences

The response was clear and immediate. Within minutes of launching the National Museum of Australia’s project to record our collective experiences of the corona [...] Read full article: Sharing our lockdown experiences...→

Parting such sweet sorrow (again) for comedy powerhouse

Parting such sweet sorrow (again) for comedy powerhouse

After 248 episodes, ground-breaking show Will & Grace has said goodbye for the second time. Read full article: Parting such sweet sorrow (again) for co...→

Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunch with Barrie Kosky

Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunch with Barrie Kosky

Barrie Kosky, the radical Melbourne-born director now the darling of German opera, on misogyny, anti-Semitism and the dangers of a daytime glass of wine. Read full article: Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunc...→

What's on | Cookbook will raise funds for a terrific cause

What's on | Cookbook will raise funds for a terrific cause

Bathurst on a Plate, a cookbook raising funds for research into cancer, is on sale for $35. The book has been created by the Bathurst Beaters group of breast c [...] Read full article: What's on | Cookbook will raise funds fo...→

What's on | Get your dancing shoes on for upcoming workshop

What's on | Get your dancing shoes on for upcoming workshop

Abercrombie House will be offering its high tea-in-a-box again this Sunday for Mother's Day. The box, which features sweets, sandwiches and other savoury items [...] Read full article: What's on | Get your dancing shoes on fo...→

Ryan Murphy brings Hollywood's Golden Age to colourful life in new show

Ryan Murphy brings Hollywood's Golden Age to colourful life in new show

It's too easy to miss brilliant streaming shows, movies and documentaries. Here are the ones to hit play on or skip.... Hollywood Netflix If you figure that th [...] Read full article: Ryan Murphy brings Hollywood's Golden Ag...→

Australian cinemas target July restart, pin hopes on Christopher Nolan

Australian cinemas target July restart, pin hopes on Christopher Nolan

Cinemas in Australia are aiming to reopen in July, with exhibitors describing the worldwide release of Christopher Nolan's new film on July 16 as a 'totem' for [...] Read full article: Australian cinemas target July restart, ...→

Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and national for first time in history

Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and national for first time in history

Around 30 films will be screened as part of the festival, running online from June 10 to June 21, with a focus on local documentary and short film prizes. Read full article: Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and n...→

Home Sweet Home: What's keeping Charlie Pickering busy in isolation

Home Sweet Home: What's keeping Charlie Pickering busy in isolation

What I'm watching: I've just finished watching a show on Netflix called Unorthodox. It's the story of a woman who lives in an Orthodox Jewish community in Broo [...] Read full article: Home Sweet Home: What's keeping Charlie ...→

Instagram series and personalised mix tapes: how creatives are filling their time in the corona era

Instagram series and personalised mix tapes: how creatives are filling their time in the corona era

Chef Dan Hong is teaching home cooks to make prawn toast while actor Heather Mitchell is personally calling Sydney Theatre Company patrons to thank them for th [...] Read full article: Instagram series and personalised mix ta...→

What's on your desert island list?

What's on your desert island list?

Inspired by the BBC's long-standing program: eight tracks, one book, one luxury Read full article: What's on your desert island list?...→

'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-star Sam Lloyd dead at 56

'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-star Sam Lloyd dead at 56

Actor Sam Lloyd, who appeared in more than 60 films and TV series, including Scrubs, Seinfeld and Modern Family, has died. Read full article: 'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-...→

A running joke: Vicky Jones steps out of the shadow of her best friend

A running joke: Vicky Jones steps out of the shadow of her best friend

The "shy" best friend and long-time professional collaborator of Phoebe Waller-Bridge unveils her own TV series, inspired by an old pact. Read full article: A running joke: Vicky Jones steps out of...→

Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it all from Cate Blanchett's Mrs America

Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it all from Cate Blanchett's Mrs America

Conservative author Phyllis Schlafly is brought effortlessly to life by Cate Blanchett: every time she glides perfectly into frame there is simply nowhere else [...] Read full article: Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it...→

The self-portraitist

The self-portraitist

The sun had barely rotated out of bed by the time the bakers had begun rolling croissants, the baristas singing out orders, and the second-hand bookstore owner [...] Read full article: The self-portraitist...→

Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

In response to the current pandemic, violent attacks against Asian people in Western countries – including Australia – have spiked. Far from isolated events, t [...] Read full article: Minor Feelings...→

Top five streaming films: One of Jane Fonda's more unusual flicks

Top five streaming films: One of Jane Fonda's more unusual flicks

These highlights from all over the map include a classic musical, an otherworldly noir and one of Jane Fonda's most unusual vehicles. Read full article: Top five streaming films: One of Jane Fo...→

Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of escape from religious lockdown

Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of escape from religious lockdown

A young woman flees a closed Hasidic Jewish community in New York to make a new life in the cosmopolitan freedom of Berlin. Read full article: Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of e...→

What's on | Writers' and Readers' Festival is on Facebook

What's on | Writers' and Readers' Festival is on Facebook

The Bathurst Writers' and Readers' Festival is going ahead this weekend, but all local events will be streamed online via Facebook. All streams from the Sydney [...] Read full article: What's on | Writers' and Readers' Festiv...→

What's on your post-Covid bucket list? - Shepparton News

What's on your post-Covid bucket list? - Shepparton News

It looks like maybe, perhaps, possibly, conceivably there might be a sliver of light appearing on the dark side of this bad moon that has descended upon us ove [...] Read full article: What's on your post-Covid bucket list? -...→

Amazon's latest show is a satirical Black Mirror look at VR afterlife

Amazon's latest show is a satirical Black Mirror look at VR afterlife

Upload Amazon Prime Video, from Friday... In real life some people are hoping to live long enough to achieve technological immortality by somehow having their [...] Read full article: Amazon's latest show is a satirical Blac...→

Virus crisis forces cancellation of Logie awards

Virus crisis forces cancellation of Logie awards

The organisers had considered a replacement broadcast that would adhere to coronavirus restrictions, before deciding to cancel the 2020 ceremony altogether. Read full article: Virus crisis forces cancellation of Logi...→

Sydney joins Cannes, Berlin, Sundance for virtual film festival

Sydney joins Cannes, Berlin, Sundance for virtual film festival

The world's biggest film festivals, many cancelled because of the coronavirus, have united to host a 10-day programme on YouTube. Read full article: Sydney joins Cannes, Berlin, Sundance fo...→

What's on | How to find out more about Perthville history

What's on | How to find out more about Perthville history

Perthville history:Perthville - 1872-2017: Mary MacKillop's First New South Wales School, written by Dr Marie Crowley, traces the history of the early school, [...] Read full article: What's on | How to find out more about P...→

Meet Australia's own Magic Mike: 'I want to sell sex with a story'

Meet Australia's own Magic Mike: 'I want to sell sex with a story'

From British celebrities discovering their wartime roots to Australia's male erotic dance industry, SBS thrives off storytelling this week. Read full article: Meet Australia's own Magic Mike: 'I want...→

A 250-year symphony: The many movie angles on Beethoven

A 250-year symphony: The many movie angles on Beethoven

In the 250th year since his birth, revisit portrayals of the composer as romantic hero, political animal, irascible old man, and even late-blooming feminist. Read full article: A 250-year symphony: The many movie angl...→

US duo 'flagrantly copied' parts of Aussie classic 'Love Is In The Air'

US duo 'flagrantly copied' parts of Aussie classic 'Love Is In The Air'

The pair were found to have breached copyright of the Vanda and Young song, which was then used in an Air France commercial. Read full article: US duo 'flagrantly copied' parts of Auss...→

Providence

Providence

In this science-fiction thriller, Max Barry explores interplanetary travel, human–extraterrestrial close encounters and the relentless spin of warfare. Manned [...] Read full article: Providence...→

Hearts and Bones director Ben Lawrence

In Hearts and Bones, director Ben Lawrence explores masculinity and trauma through the story of a war photographer befriending a South Sudanese refugee. He spe [...] Read full article: Hearts and Bones director Ben Lawrence...→

Controversial $6.8 million art acquisition delayed due to coronavirus

Controversial $6.8 million art acquisition delayed due to coronavirus

Depending on who you ask, Jordan Wolfson's Cube "will write the art history books" or is a "cultural slap in the face". Read full article: Controversial $6.8 million art acquisiti...→

Top fives: In need of a laugh? These comics are there for you

Top fives: In need of a laugh? These comics are there for you

Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows and podcasts you might have missed. Here are five TV comedies worth watching, fi [...] Read full article: Top fives: In need of a laugh? These com...→

Chemistry is key to the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People

Chemistry is key to the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People

Two talented but inexperienced screen actors have captured the passionate bond that's central to the acclaimed novel. Read full article: Chemistry is key to the TV adaptation of...→

An egg, a Pringle, some Lego: Aussies attempt DIY art masterpieces

An egg, a Pringle, some Lego: Aussies attempt DIY art masterpieces

High school art teacher Karen Vincent sat down with her kids to recreate Blue Poles in Lego - the result has gone viral Read full article: An egg, a Pringle, some Lego: Aussies at...→

'Something out of a satire': thousands in arts not saved by JobKeeper

'Something out of a satire': thousands in arts not saved by JobKeeper

Less than half of the nation's artists and performers will qualify for fortnightly $1500 wage subsidy payment, a leading advocacy organisation predicts. Read full article: 'Something out of a satire': thousands i...→

Can climate change finally make political art matter?

Can climate change finally make political art matter?

Picasso, Goya, Vietnam war photographers ... artists have long reflected atrocities to limited effect. Tree planting in a football stadium may have more impact [...] Read full article: Can climate change finally make politica...→

Will we bother going to the cinema after COVID-19?

Will we bother going to the cinema after COVID-19?

Streaming services are getting us through lockdown. Will we be entrenched in our lounge rooms forever? Read full article: Will we bother going to the cinema after...→

Paternal ties: Tom Keneally muses over Dickens' sons being banished to Oz

Paternal ties: Tom Keneally muses over Dickens' sons being banished to Oz

Tom Keneally has turned to the youngest son of Charles Dickens, who was packed off to Australia at a tender age, as the subject of his latest novel. Read full article: Paternal ties: Tom Keneally muses over D...→

Podcast mystery: the hit song that Google couldn't find

Podcast mystery: the hit song that Google couldn't find

An episode of the podcast Reply All about obsession, memory, ’90s alt-rock and an earworm of a song no one remembers, has gone viral. Read full article: Podcast mystery: the hit song that Googl...→

Friends and Rivals

Friends and Rivals

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we hav [...] Read full article: Friends and Rivals...→

What's on | Stand at your letterbox with a candle at 6am

What's on | Stand at your letterbox with a candle at 6am

Waste Management Centre: Bathurst Regional Council is urging residents not to use the Waste Management Centre unless it is essential. Council says the number o [...] Read full article: What's on | Stand at your letterbox with...→

Get your tissues ready when watching this Archie Roach interview

Get your tissues ready when watching this Archie Roach interview

From the teary Living Black Conversations on NITV to ABC's joyful Spicks and Specks reunion, music lovers will certainly be entertained this week. Read full article: Get your tissues ready when watching thi...→

Art workshops for teenagers

Art workshops for teenagers

GENEXT online is a three-hour arts workshop for 12- to 18-year-olds organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Read full article: Art workshops for teenagers...→

Melbourne's new festival RISING from the virus crisis

Melbourne's new festival RISING from the virus crisis

Melbourne's new major arts festival, dubbed RISING, wants to commission $2 million worth of artistic events and performances for next year's inaugural event. Read full article: Melbourne's new festival RISING from the...→

The Televisionaries: is there a formula for making good TV?

The Televisionaries: is there a formula for making good TV?

"If there's a formula to create hit TV shows then why aren't the networks doing it?" asks The Televisionaries host Louise Rugendyke. Read full article: The Televisionaries: is there a formula ...→

Virtual paddles stay raised as art auction houses report steady sales

Virtual paddles stay raised as art auction houses report steady sales

The closure of bricks and mortar stores has meant a wave of new clients and first-time buyers have started dipping their toes in the auction world. Read full article: Virtual paddles stay raised as art aucti...→

How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radio spot

How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radio spot

PS can reveal the plot unfolded a fortnight ago when 2GB's recently installed boss Tom Malone was summoned to Alan Jones' Southern Highlands estate. Read full article: How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radi...→

Is My Kitchen Rules on the chopping block?

Is My Kitchen Rules on the chopping block?

Ratings have crashed by more than 70 per cent. But don’t write off Seven’s prime time cooking show just yet. Read full article: Is My Kitchen Rules on the chopping bloc...→

As young artists watch their dreams vanish, our cultural democracy is in peril

As young artists watch their dreams vanish, our cultural democracy is in peril

Opera Australia's artistic director writes that many young artists will need to forget their dream and retrain, but he argues tax breaks could help revive the [...] Read full article: As young artists watch their dreams vani...→

The wonder of Wandi, a baby dingo that fell from the sky

The wonder of Wandi, a baby dingo that fell from the sky

Author Favel Parrett is writing her first children's book, based on the true story of a baby dingo that fell from the sky. Read full article: The wonder of Wandi, a baby dingo that f...→

Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard

Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard

Works by 15 photographers collectively celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion and culture. Read full article: Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard...→

Beastie Boys Story

Forgoing depth and complexity for cheap nostalgia, Beastie Boys Story has little of the vitality that characterised the band’s music. Read full article: Beastie Boys Story...→

Top five films: best of what's new in streaming

Top five films: best of what's new in streaming

A lovelorn showgirl, a group of eccentric dog-fanciers, Conan the Barbarian, and more. Read full article: Top five films: best of what's new in st...→

Fierce and fearless: middle-aged actresses no longer on TV's edges

Fierce and fearless: middle-aged actresses no longer on TV's edges

Knitting or meddling in their daughters' lives isn't on the cards for the fierce mothers who take centre stage in Killing Eve, Ozark and The Good Fight. Read full article: Fierce and fearless: middle-aged actress...→

Australian artists first as music industry prepares to go live again

Australian artists first as music industry prepares to go live again

Australia's live music industry is starting to look to a brighter future, with things looking up for our domestic acts. Read full article: Australian artists first as music indust...→

Inaugural auction defies pandemic

Inaugural auction defies pandemic

Auction house Leonard Joel is bouyed by its first contemporary art sale result. Read full article: Inaugural auction defies pandemic...→

What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift ideas on its online shop

What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift ideas on its online shop

T.arts Gallery continues to add items to its online shop while the George Street physical gallery space is closed to the public. Visit the T.arts Gallery Faceb [...] Read full article: What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift idea...→

Food glorious food: the best books for cooks

Food glorious food: the best books for cooks

Whet your appetite with our round-up of cookbooks, featuring something for all tastes – from fried chicken to vegan katsu curry, cakes to tray bakes. Read full article: Food glorious food: the best books for c...→

Top five Star Wars movies, viewed in the right order

Top five Star Wars movies, viewed in the right order

Including prequels, sequels and spin-offs there are almost a dozen chapters of Star Wars. But did you realise you actually only need to watch five of them? Read full article: Top five Star Wars movies, viewed in the...→

Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do I need one?

Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do I need one?

Someone sent me a thing the other day about Quibi and it sounds like the new Netflix, but I am not sure what it is. Read full article: Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do ...→

In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a conservator worries over dust

In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a conservator worries over dust

Time is the enemy of art, and even under lockdown the NGV must stay vigilant in protecting its priceless works. Read full article: In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a...→

Live music show for Victorian government's one-stop streaming service

Live music show for Victorian government's one-stop streaming service

In response to the crisis in creative industries wrought by coronavirus, the Victorian government has unveiled a new online streaming platform. Read full article: Live music show for Victorian government...→

Extreme weather dominates 2020 photo prize

Extreme weather dominates 2020 photo prize

Extreme weather was a key theme of entries to the Head On Photo Festival $15,000 landscape prize. Read full article: Extreme weather dominates 2020 photo pri...→

Ghost Species

Ghost Species

While we are all currently distracted by the threat of Covid-19, the environmental crisis remains front and centre in James Bradley’s new novel, Ghost Species. [...] Read full article: Ghost Species...→

Like children’s play, dystopian novels help us understand life's reality

Like children’s play, dystopian novels help us understand life's reality

Philip Roth’s novel is a warning against political zealotry and populism and the threat they pose to democratic ideals. Read full article: Like children’s play, dystopian novels h...→

Generation X takes over at Sydney's MCA

Generation X takes over at Sydney's MCA

The museum is making room for diversity and a generational shift – and Lorraine Tarabay wants to make sure its donor base keeps up. Read full article: Generation X takes over at Sydney's MCA...→

From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: this weekend's top gigs

From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: this weekend's top gigs

Social restrictions may be starting to ease but gigs aren't back yet - here's how to stay in touch. Read full article: From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: th...→

First new Australian comedy about life under lockdown to screen on ABC

First new Australian comedy about life under lockdown to screen on ABC

The eight-part comedy series will parody the surge in parenting, home improvement and wellness advice that has emerged during the pandemic. Read full article: First new Australian comedy about life u...→

What's on | Looking for some regional achievers for awards

What's on | Looking for some regional achievers for awards

RECOGNISED: Bathurst's Steve Semmens was a semi-finalist in the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards last year.... Names sought: Nominations open [...] Read full article: What's on | Looking for some regional ac...→

A comedian finds success in documenting his peers' failures

A comedian finds success in documenting his peers' failures

Normalising the taboo topic of failure can be especially constructive during the challenges of COVID-19, says podcaster and scriptwriter Michael Kahan. Read full article: A comedian finds success in documenting ...→

Living with anxiety in a pandemic of panic

Living with anxiety in a pandemic of panic

When the enemy is invisible and everyone is a soldier, how do we break the habit of fear? Read full article: Living with anxiety in a pandemic of pan...→

Free 'virtual viewing rooms' in redrawn Melbourne Art Fair

Free 'virtual viewing rooms' in redrawn Melbourne Art Fair

Can you fall in love with contemporary art over the internet? A new initiative hopes you can - and that collectors will open their wallets. Read full article: Free 'virtual viewing rooms' in redrawn ...→

Netflix's Unorthodox and The English Game share a similar theme

Netflix's Unorthodox and The English Game share a similar theme

What do a show about a 21st century Jewish woman and a 19th century Scottish soccer player have in common? More than you'd think. Read full article: Netflix's Unorthodox and The English Gam...→

Television production takes first tentative steps after COVID-19

Television production takes first tentative steps after COVID-19

It's early days, but there are signs that life after the virus might not be beyond the local production sector. Read full article: Television production takes first tentat...→

Painting a picture: Cate Blanchett on life in isolation and her role in the gender debate

Painting a picture: Cate Blanchett on life in isolation and her role in the gender debate

Cate Blanchett’s new TV series tells the story of American anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly. She talks equality, isolating with the family and vacuuming [...] Read full article: Painting a picture: Cate Blanchett on li...→

Have You Been Paying Attention, The Weekly return to a grave new world

Have You Been Paying Attention, The Weekly return to a grave new world

Two of Australia's favourite news-comedy shows are about to return to the air, with big changes on screen and off. Read full article: Have You Been Paying Attention, The Week...→

How an Aussie and Lady Gaga's mum pulled off the Live Aid of our time

How an Aussie and Lady Gaga's mum pulled off the Live Aid of our time

Even among global superstars and celebrities, it is personal networks and connections that brought people together to get things done. Read full article: How an Aussie and Lady Gaga's mum pulled...→

Let the good times roll, say Boomers

Let the good times roll, say Boomers

The kids are all right - it's their parents and grandparents who are hitting it hard when it comes to drugs and alcohol, and they've been doing so since before [...] Read full article: Let the good times roll, say Boomers...→

Tome, sweet tome: the great Mother's Day reading round-up

Tome, sweet tome: the great Mother's Day reading round-up

Books, it’s often said, let you travel without leaving home. So this Mother’s Day, reopen this shuttered world for the woman who brought you into it. Read full article: Tome, sweet tome: the great Mother's Day...→

Artists jump for joy as council awards COVID-19 arts grants

Artists jump for joy as council awards COVID-19 arts grants

Loungeroom dance jams, a history of disability activism and a virtual reality journey into the human heart feature among the grants recipients. Read full article: Artists jump for joy as council awards C...→

AVOs at 20 metres in auction house spat

AVOs at 20 metres in auction house spat

Tit-for-tat legal action over a skirmish at the Sydney office of Smith & Singer has been the talk of the usually well-mannered and refined auction industry. Read full article: AVOs at 20 metres in auction house spat...→

Behind-the-scenes worker paints a picture of an industry in crisis

Behind-the-scenes worker paints a picture of an industry in crisis

Thousands of people like Claire Marmur worked to bring performances to life. Now she's one of thousands left stranded by holes in the JobKeeper policy. Read full article: Behind-the-scenes worker paints a pictur...→

What’s on the council’s agenda?

What’s on the council’s agenda?

LISMORE City Council is gearing up for another big night as they prepare to get through several controversial agenda items. Read full article: What’s on the council’s agenda?...→

Del Kathryn Barton to start Puff, the Magic Dragon film 'by end of year'

Del Kathryn Barton to start Puff, the Magic Dragon film 'by end of year'

The two-time winner of Australia's top portrait painting prize isn't about to let coronavirus get in the way of her feature film debut. Read full article: Del Kathryn Barton to start Puff, the Ma...→

Plenty of US dramas to hold your attention in TV this week

Plenty of US dramas to hold your attention in TV this week

From a revenge thriller premiering on SBS to mainstay dramas across the commercial stations, US TV keeps us entertained this week. Read full article: Plenty of US dramas to hold your attenti...→

On my mind: How ACO composer Richard Tognetti spends his days

On my mind: How ACO composer Richard Tognetti spends his days

Violinist Richard Tognetti is a composer, arranger, conductor and artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, which this year celebrates its 30th ye [...] Read full article: On my mind: How ACO composer Richard Tog...→

Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple’s impressive fifth album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters, is the culmination of her decades-long quest to ‘feel everything’. Read full article: Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters...→

Jess Hill wins the Stella Prize for examination of domestic abuse

Jess Hill wins the Stella Prize for examination of domestic abuse

The writer used the prize to raise awareness about how COVID-19 could impact vulnerable women in fraught domestic situations. Read full article: Jess Hill wins the Stella Prize for exam...→

List an event

Complete the form below... Only fields marked with * are mandatory fields, all other fields are optional to complete. The more information you can give about y [...] Read full article: List an event...→

Will there ever be an Australian show like Love My Way again?

Will there ever be an Australian show like Love My Way again?

Claudia Karvan, Brendan Cowell, Asher Keddie and Dan Wylie recall the show that launched their careers and shifted the goalposts of Australian TV. Read full article: Will there ever be an Australian show li...→

Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical instruments during lockdown

Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical instruments during lockdown

Music stores are struggling to keep up with demand as Australians turn to new hobbies during the lockdown. Read full article: Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical...→

Talent. Charm. Ambition. He's a star in the making, but who is he?

Talent. Charm. Ambition. He's a star in the making, but who is he?

From a breakout stage role opposite Cate Blanchett to high-profile turns in moody TV dramas, actor Ewen Leslie is forging a path to success on his own terms. Read full article: Talent. Charm. Ambition. He's a star in ...→

His New York dream on hold, Aussie artist is welcomed home

His New York dream on hold, Aussie artist is welcomed home

The powerful, satirical photography of Michael Cook is part of an exhibition in Fitzroy - a physical exhibition, as the gallery reopens after lockdown. Read full article: His New York dream on hold, Aussie artis...→

Michael Jordan pierces the bubble of elite sport in juicy ESPN doco

Michael Jordan pierces the bubble of elite sport in juicy ESPN doco

The Last Dance, along with The Test and Sunderland 'Til I Die, is one of several recent documentaries that speaks with uncharacteristic honesty about elite spo [...] Read full article: Michael Jordan pierces the bubble of eli...→

The story of Catherine the Great, but not as you've seen it before

The story of Catherine the Great, but not as you've seen it before

Australian screenwriter Tony McNamara delivers a rollicking, brilliant – if periodically inaccurate – Catherine the Great to the screen. Read full article: The story of Catherine the Great, but no...→

Eurovision week: the show must go on

Eurovision week: the show must go on

Despite being cancelled this year, SBS is making sure Eurovision is celebrated. Read full article: Eurovision week: the show must go on...→

Should I stay or should I go? Band venues face existential question

Should I stay or should I go? Band venues face existential question

Live music is part of Melbourne's DNA but the spectre of social distancing at gigs has raised fears about its future. Read full article: Should I stay or should I go? Band venue...→

Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MKR knife

Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MKR knife

The future of Seven's $50 million cash cow is in doubt as ratings tank and talent departs. Read full article: Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MK...→

Captains of industry go cap in hand for the arts

Captains of industry go cap in hand for the arts

Australia's performing arts scene faces an existential crisis that philanthropy alone can't solve, say three chairmen of Australia's major companies. Read full article: Captains of industry go cap in hand for ...→

Fathoms

In her debut book of nonfiction, Fathoms: The World in the Whale, Rebecca Giggs is our mystic guide through the intertwining relationship of humans and whales, [...] Read full article: Fathoms...→

Ambitious new Australian film reflects on images of war

Ambitious new Australian film reflects on images of war

Hugo Weaving stars in a gripping movie that asks hard questions about the morals of war photography. Read full article: Ambitious new Australian film reflects o...→

There's no place like home, for Gold Medal architect John Wardle

There's no place like home, for Gold Medal architect John Wardle

Wardle is now one of the most sought-after architects in Australia but he still draws inspiration from modest, domestic roots. Read full article: There's no place like home, for Gold Med...→

Normal People makes you want to shake its tortured lovers out of it

Normal People makes you want to shake its tortured lovers out of it

The road to true love does not run straight in the adaptation of Sally Rooney's acclaimed and highly popular novel. Read full article: Normal People makes you want to shake it...→

What's on | What will be done for National Dinosaur Day?

What's on | What will be done for National Dinosaur Day?

Dinosaurs galore: National Dinosaur Day will be held this week and Museums Bathurst has some big plans to mark the occasion. Stay tuned for more information. N [...] Read full article: What's on | What will be done for Nation...→

Twisting British thriller is the stuff of any parent's nightmares (and it's really, really good)

Twisting British thriller is the stuff of any parent's nightmares (and it's really, really good)

And if mysteries from the UK aren't your thing, don't worry – there's plenty on TV to keep you entertained this week. Read full article: Twisting British thriller is the stuff o...→

Emerging culture critics announced for the Herald and The Age

Emerging culture critics announced for the Herald and The Age

Five new critical voices will be heard across books, visual arts and theatre thanks to grant funding. Read full article: Emerging culture critics announced for t...→

Lisa McCune plays to type in How To Stay Married

Lisa McCune plays a better version of herself opposite screen husband Peter Helliar in How to Stay Married. Read full article: Lisa McCune plays to type in How To Stay...→

Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom

Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom

TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate was one staffer offered a voluntary redundancy. Read full article: Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom...→

The world's best picture: I've got mine. What's yours?

The world's best picture: I've got mine. What's yours?

Writer Aldous Huxley made the deliberately ludicrous claim that the "greatest painting in the world" might exist. But art appreciation is not a science. Read full article: The world's best picture: I've got mine....→

'Culture shock' for some in office return

A sudden change from home offices to downtown desks could spark a culture shock among Australian workers, an occupational health psychology expert says. Read full article: 'Culture shock' for some in office retur...→

What’s on and what’s open

What’s on and what’s open

IT’S no secret we love our country, so here are some of our top suggestions for Townsville residents to spend Australia Day. Read full article: What’s on and what’s open...→

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass comprises four exciting new works, in which Australian women composers reimagine the myth of Odysseus, the story of the n [...] Read full article: Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass...→

The Adversary

The Adversary

This is a rather extraordinary first novel. It is written in a style that ravishes the reader because it is constantly inventive and nervily inflected with a m [...] Read full article: The Adversary...→

'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 40 years after watershed win in Cannes

'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 40 years after watershed win in Cannes

In 1980, Jack Thompson and Breaker Morant headed to the world's most famous film festival and helped put the Australian film industry firmly on the map. Read full article: 'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 4...→

Worthy read: Henry-Jones's YA novel doesn't sugar-coat social issues

Worthy read: Henry-Jones's YA novel doesn't sugar-coat social issues

Fiction reviewer Kerryn Goldsworthy and non-fiction reviewer Steven Carroll each have four new titles for you to explore, including their picks of the week.... [...] Read full article: Worthy read: Henry-Jones's YA novel does...→

New life: Plague fiction is once again topping bestseller charts

New life: Plague fiction is once again topping bestseller charts

There are lots of novels about pandemics that are enjoying a new lease of life thanks to the new coronavirus. Read full article: New life: Plague fiction is once again t...→

Australian actor stuck at sea turns cabin fever into chat show comedy

Australian actor stuck at sea turns cabin fever into chat show comedy

Australian actor Drew Fairley has taken to Instagram to keep himself, and his followers, entertained while we waits for repatriation. Read full article: Australian actor stuck at sea turns cabi...→

Ticket holders in limbo as live performances face uncertain future

Ticket holders in limbo as live performances face uncertain future

Music lovers are frustrated by delays and uncertainty about refunds for entertainment events thrown into chaos by the coronavirus. Read full article: Ticket holders in limbo as live performa...→

Why HYBPA? is bringing back familiar faces - even if some are in masks

Why HYBPA? is bringing back familiar faces - even if some are in masks

Tom Gleisner and Urzila Carlson on the vital role of Have You Been Paying Attention? and why no one wants to be Sam Pang. Read full article: Why HYBPA? is bringing back familiar fac...→

Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan dies at 53

"Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end," a statement released by the actor's team read. Read full article: Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi actor...→

What's on | Lots of local gift ideas for Bathurst's mums

What's on | Lots of local gift ideas for Bathurst's mums

Buy local: A new buy local promotion is underway as part of Bathurst Regional Council's stimulus measures to encourage spending at local retailers. The promoti [...] Read full article: What's on | Lots of local gift ideas for...→

Alanis Morissette reminds us she's not a relic with new album

Alanis Morissette reminds us she's not a relic with new album

From indie pop to experimental, chamber and singer-songwriter music, our music critics review four new albums that have a multitude of tastes covered. Read full article: Alanis Morissette reminds us she's not a...→

Spotify's new 'tip jar' ... great idea or tokenistic insult?

Spotify's new 'tip jar' ... great idea or tokenistic insult?

Musicians say the streaming giant should be paying them properly first up ... say, more than half a cent per play. Read full article: Spotify's new 'tip jar' ... great idea o...→

What’s on in Townsville

What’s on in Townsville

1. The city is coming alive with style, creativity and passion with the Townsville Fashion Festival presented by Escape Travel. The four days of amazing fashio [...] Read full article: What’s on in Townsville...→

Struggling NSW arts companies given $6.35 million relief package

Struggling NSW arts companies given $6.35 million relief package

Rent assistance has been announced as part of a raft of measures to help the arts sector survive lockdowns. Read full article: Struggling NSW arts companies given $6.3...→

National Theatre Live's Twelfth Night

National Theatre Live's Twelfth Night

With theatres around the world closed, stage productions are now entering our homes, via the internet. The fourth streaming performance from Britain’s National [...] Read full article: National Theatre Live's Twelfth Night...→

The blood bank: a love story

Edition No. 298 April 25 – May 1, 2020... The blood bank: a love story Read full article: The blood bank: a love story...→

Musicians join forces on an Anzac Day unlike any other

Musicians join forces on an Anzac Day unlike any other

The Rubens would normally be playing two-up together on Anzac Day – but this isn't a normal Anzac Day. Read full article: Musicians join forces on an Anzac Day un...→

Tourism slump sees Aboriginal artists take culture online

Tourism slump sees Aboriginal artists take culture online

Sydneysiders can now experience one of Australia's most culturally rich Indigenous communities from their lounge room. Read full article: Tourism slump sees Aboriginal artists ta...→

Musical talents join forces for charity cabaret

Musical talents join forces for charity cabaret

When singer and actor Adam Noviello had all his work cancelled almost overnight, he pulled together a cabaret night to raise money for out-of-work artists. Read full article: Musical talents join forces for charity ...→

'Women aren't a monolith': Blanchett wants Mrs America to spark debate

'Women aren't a monolith': Blanchett wants Mrs America to spark debate

Cate Blanchett was determined to get under the skin of the divisive activist who helped derail the Equal Rights Amendment in Mrs America. Read full article: 'Women aren't a monolith': Blanchett wan...→

Top fives: How to escape overseas from your living room

Top fives: How to escape overseas from your living room

The fact you can't visit in person doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of Europe's finest galleries, as well as foreign-language films that cost nothing to watch [...] Read full article: Top fives: How to escape overseas from y...→

Australian creators fear extension of 'emergency' TV content quotas

Australian creators fear extension of 'emergency' TV content quotas

With little fanfare, Australian television has undergone its biggest change in decades, taking a huge leap towards the abandonment of Australian content quotas [...] Read full article: Australian creators fear extension of 'e...→

'Such an emotional journey': Killing Eve's Sandra Oh on playing the role of a lifetime

'Such an emotional journey': Killing Eve's Sandra Oh on playing the role of a lifetime

Ahead of season three of Killing Eve, Sandra Oh reveals why she thinks people relate to her character and addresses those Grey’s Anatomy rumours. Read full article: 'Such an emotional journey': Killing Eve...→

ABC Radio Melbourne records best breakfast result in two years

ABC Radio Melbourne records best breakfast result in two years

The result is Sammy J's second-ever survey and comes amid a national trend towards AM stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: ABC Radio Melbourne records best breakfa...→

MasterChef records highest-rating season launch in five years

MasterChef records highest-rating season launch in five years

The comeback of the cooking show, which has a new judging team, was also the most-watched reality premiere of 2020. Read full article: MasterChef records highest-rating season...→

'Warm and loveable': Aussie comics pay tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor

'Warm and loveable': Aussie comics pay tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor

"Unlike most comics who make us laugh by being dry or prickly or angry, Tim made us laugh by being warm and loveable," says The Chaser's Andrew Hansen.  Read full article: 'Warm and loveable': Aussie comics pay t...→

From busking to supporting the Teskey Brothers, Little Quirks here to stay

From busking to supporting the Teskey Brothers, Little Quirks here to stay

The folk trio have just released their new EP Cover My Eyes. "Each time we release something new, there’s a lot of growth in it." Read full article: From busking to supporting the Teskey Br...→

Gretta Ray's debut album conundrum

The star of this week's episode of the Mushroom/Victorian Government livestream show The State Of Music has been reshaping her first record for a new world. Read full article: Gretta Ray's debut album conundrum...→

List an event

Complete the form below... Only fields marked with * are mandatory fields, all other fields are optional to complete. The more information you can give about y [...] Read full article: List an event...→

Melbourne's new festival RISING from the virus crisis

Melbourne's new festival RISING from the virus crisis

Melbourne's new major arts festival, dubbed RISING, wants to commission $2 million worth of artistic events and performances for next year's inaugural event. Read full article: Melbourne's new festival RISING from the...→

Secret language business puts Australian innovator on global map

Secret language business puts Australian innovator on global map

Two passions have combined to make sure multilingual company founder Tea Dietterich is ahead of the curve. Read full article: Secret language business puts Australian...→

Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical instruments during lockdown

Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical instruments during lockdown

Music stores are struggling to keep up with demand as Australians turn to new hobbies during the lockdown. Read full article: Coronavirus: Spike in demand for musical...→

RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we'll never know

RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we'll never know

I hate to think how many scandals remained unearthed in 2020 because there was no opportunity to gossip about them. Read full article: RIP the A-list party – and the gossip we...→

How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radio spot

How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radio spot

PS can reveal the plot unfolded a fortnight ago when 2GB's recently installed boss Tom Malone was summoned to Alan Jones' Southern Highlands estate. Read full article: How Ben Fordham secured Alan Jones' radi...→

Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk scene, debuts solo album

Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk scene, debuts solo album

Best known for defining the 2000s pop-punk scene as the lead vocalist for Paramore, Hayley Williams is back. Read full article: Hayley Williams, a queen of the pop-punk...→

His New York dream on hold, Aussie artist is welcomed home

His New York dream on hold, Aussie artist is welcomed home

The powerful, satirical photography of Michael Cook is part of an exhibition in Fitzroy - a physical exhibition, as the gallery reopens after lockdown. Read full article: His New York dream on hold, Aussie artis...→

Top five board books for babies, as selected by bookseller David Gaunt

Top five board books for babies, as selected by bookseller David Gaunt

On the lookout for some new books to read to your little ones? These five titles will thrill children and adults alike.  Read full article: Top five board books for babies, as sele...→

The story of Catherine the Great, but not as you've seen it before

The story of Catherine the Great, but not as you've seen it before

Australian screenwriter Tony McNamara delivers a rollicking, brilliant – if periodically inaccurate – Catherine the Great to the screen. Read full article: The story of Catherine the Great, but no...→

The seats were empty but the band played on to thousands at home

The seats were empty but the band played on to thousands at home

Australian jazz singer Emma Pask was chosen to launch the Sydney Opera House's first performance live streamed from the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Read full article: The seats were empty but the band played...→

Should I stay or should I go? Band venues face existential question

Should I stay or should I go? Band venues face existential question

Live music is part of Melbourne's DNA but the spectre of social distancing at gigs has raised fears about its future. Read full article: Should I stay or should I go? Band venue...→

The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach

The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach

The director's realistic and intimate portrayals of family life are perfect for at-home viewing. Read full article: The binge-worthy films of Noah Baumbach...→

Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MKR knife

Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MKR knife

The future of Seven's $50 million cash cow is in doubt as ratings tank and talent departs. Read full article: Pete's off the menu as Seven sharpens MK...→

Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard

Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard

Works by 15 photographers collectively celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion and culture. Read full article: Online exhibition: The Black Vanguard...→

Sharing our lockdown experiences

The response was clear and immediate. Within minutes of launching the National Museum of Australia’s project to record our collective experiences of the corona [...] Read full article: Sharing our lockdown experiences...→

Fathoms

In her debut book of nonfiction, Fathoms: The World in the Whale, Rebecca Giggs is our mystic guide through the intertwining relationship of humans and whales, [...] Read full article: Fathoms...→

Top five films: best of what's new in streaming

Top five films: best of what's new in streaming

A lovelorn showgirl, a group of eccentric dog-fanciers, Conan the Barbarian, and more. Read full article: Top five films: best of what's new in st...→

Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunch with Barrie Kosky

Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunch with Barrie Kosky

Barrie Kosky, the radical Melbourne-born director now the darling of German opera, on misogyny, anti-Semitism and the dangers of a daytime glass of wine. Read full article: Opera's history is one of misogyny: lunc...→

Ambitious new Australian film reflects on images of war

Ambitious new Australian film reflects on images of war

Hugo Weaving stars in a gripping movie that asks hard questions about the morals of war photography. Read full article: Ambitious new Australian film reflects o...→

Australian artists first as music industry prepares to go live again

Australian artists first as music industry prepares to go live again

Australia's live music industry is starting to look to a brighter future, with things looking up for our domestic acts. Read full article: Australian artists first as music indust...→

What's on | Get your dancing shoes on for upcoming workshop

What's on | Get your dancing shoes on for upcoming workshop

Abercrombie House will be offering its high tea-in-a-box again this Sunday for Mother's Day. The box, which features sweets, sandwiches and other savoury items [...] Read full article: What's on | Get your dancing shoes on fo...→

There's no place like home, for Gold Medal architect John Wardle

There's no place like home, for Gold Medal architect John Wardle

Wardle is now one of the most sought-after architects in Australia but he still draws inspiration from modest, domestic roots. Read full article: There's no place like home, for Gold Med...→

What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift ideas on its online shop

What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift ideas on its online shop

T.arts Gallery continues to add items to its online shop while the George Street physical gallery space is closed to the public. Visit the T.arts Gallery Faceb [...] Read full article: What's on | T.arts Gallery has gift idea...→

Australian cinemas target July restart, pin hopes on Christopher Nolan

Australian cinemas target July restart, pin hopes on Christopher Nolan

Cinemas in Australia are aiming to reopen in July, with exhibitors describing the worldwide release of Christopher Nolan's new film on July 16 as a 'totem' for [...] Read full article: Australian cinemas target July restart, ...→

What's on | What will be done for National Dinosaur Day?

What's on | What will be done for National Dinosaur Day?

Dinosaurs galore: National Dinosaur Day will be held this week and Museums Bathurst has some big plans to mark the occasion. Stay tuned for more information. N [...] Read full article: What's on | What will be done for Nation...→

Food glorious food: the best books for cooks

Food glorious food: the best books for cooks

Whet your appetite with our round-up of cookbooks, featuring something for all tastes – from fried chicken to vegan katsu curry, cakes to tray bakes. Read full article: Food glorious food: the best books for c...→

Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and national for first time in history

Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and national for first time in history

Around 30 films will be screened as part of the festival, running online from June 10 to June 21, with a focus on local documentary and short film prizes. Read full article: Sydney Film Festival to go virtual and n...→

Emerging culture critics announced for the Herald and The Age

Emerging culture critics announced for the Herald and The Age

Five new critical voices will be heard across books, visual arts and theatre thanks to grant funding. Read full article: Emerging culture critics announced for t...→

Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do I need one?

Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do I need one?

Someone sent me a thing the other day about Quibi and it sounds like the new Netflix, but I am not sure what it is. Read full article: Bluffer's Guide: What is a Quibi and do ...→

Instagram series and personalised mix tapes: how creatives are filling their time in the corona era

Instagram series and personalised mix tapes: how creatives are filling their time in the corona era

Chef Dan Hong is teaching home cooks to make prawn toast while actor Heather Mitchell is personally calling Sydney Theatre Company patrons to thank them for th [...] Read full article: Instagram series and personalised mix ta...→

Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom

Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom

TV Week editor Thomas Woodgate was one staffer offered a voluntary redundancy. Read full article: Bauer Media sacks staff via Zoom...→

In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a conservator worries over dust

In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a conservator worries over dust

Time is the enemy of art, and even under lockdown the NGV must stay vigilant in protecting its priceless works. Read full article: In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a...→

'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-star Sam Lloyd dead at 56

'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-star Sam Lloyd dead at 56

Actor Sam Lloyd, who appeared in more than 60 films and TV series, including Scrubs, Seinfeld and Modern Family, has died. Read full article: 'One of the funniest actors': Scrubs co-...→

'Culture shock' for some in office return

A sudden change from home offices to downtown desks could spark a culture shock among Australian workers, an occupational health psychology expert says. Read full article: 'Culture shock' for some in office retur...→

Live music show for Victorian government's one-stop streaming service

Live music show for Victorian government's one-stop streaming service

In response to the crisis in creative industries wrought by coronavirus, the Victorian government has unveiled a new online streaming platform. Read full article: Live music show for Victorian government...→

Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it all from Cate Blanchett's Mrs America

Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it all from Cate Blanchett's Mrs America

Conservative author Phyllis Schlafly is brought effortlessly to life by Cate Blanchett: every time she glides perfectly into frame there is simply nowhere else [...] Read full article: Challenged, confused, charmed? Expect it...→

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass

Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass comprises four exciting new works, in which Australian women composers reimagine the myth of Odysseus, the story of the n [...] Read full article: Sydney Chamber Opera’s Breaking Glass...→

Ghost Species

Ghost Species

While we are all currently distracted by the threat of Covid-19, the environmental crisis remains front and centre in James Bradley’s new novel, Ghost Species. [...] Read full article: Ghost Species...→

Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

In response to the current pandemic, violent attacks against Asian people in Western countries – including Australia – have spiked. Far from isolated events, t [...] Read full article: Minor Feelings...→

'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 40 years after watershed win in Cannes

'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 40 years after watershed win in Cannes

In 1980, Jack Thompson and Breaker Morant headed to the world's most famous film festival and helped put the Australian film industry firmly on the map. Read full article: 'Flagship' Jack Thompson still sailing 4...→

Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of escape from religious lockdown

Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of escape from religious lockdown

A young woman flees a closed Hasidic Jewish community in New York to make a new life in the cosmopolitan freedom of Berlin. Read full article: Netflix series 'Unorthodox': a tale of e...→

New life: Plague fiction is once again topping bestseller charts

New life: Plague fiction is once again topping bestseller charts

There are lots of novels about pandemics that are enjoying a new lease of life thanks to the new coronavirus. Read full article: New life: Plague fiction is once again t...→

From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: this weekend's top gigs

From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: this weekend's top gigs

Social restrictions may be starting to ease but gigs aren't back yet - here's how to stay in touch. Read full article: From boylesque to Ali Barter's house: th...→

What's on your post-Covid bucket list? - Shepparton News

What's on your post-Covid bucket list? - Shepparton News

It looks like maybe, perhaps, possibly, conceivably there might be a sliver of light appearing on the dark side of this bad moon that has descended upon us ove [...] Read full article: What's on your post-Covid bucket list? -...→

Ticket holders in limbo as live performances face uncertain future

Ticket holders in limbo as live performances face uncertain future

Music lovers are frustrated by delays and uncertainty about refunds for entertainment events thrown into chaos by the coronavirus. Read full article: Ticket holders in limbo as live performa...→