August 31, 2018

Djokovic overcomes blip to beat Sandgren at U.S. Open

Two-times former champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse in concentration to beat unseeded American Tennys Sandgren 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 and reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
August 31, 2018

Looking for Gordon Chater

In 1986, reclusive writer Peter Corris abandoned Cliff Hardy one morning to research a new character: Gordon Chater, whodunnit actor.
August 31, 2018

New Zealand Rugby take back ownership of misfiring Blues

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have bought back a 40 percent stake in the Auckland Blues from their private owners after a review of the team's performance both on and off the field.
August 31, 2018

From prodigy to global ambassador, pianist Ambre Hammond is on a mission

Concert pianist Ambre Hammond took her music out of the concert hall and into the streets, where she saw the extraordinary power of music to captivate and calm.
August 31, 2018

Artists open 1000 Doors onto other worlds and emotions for Melbourne Festival

In the warehouse-sized lower level of their Melbourne studio-office, Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney show me the door. It's an old timber one that looks like it's been salvaged from a Victorian terrace house, full of character.
August 31, 2018

Jack Black on childhood, magic and Cate Blanchett

The 48-year-old star of The House with a Clock in Its Walls reflects on an awkward childhood and how comedy (and magic) helped him fit in.
August 31, 2018

Tokyo artist takes floristry to new heights at NGV

For the past 16 years Tokyo-based Azuma Makoto has bridged the divide between traditional florist and radical installation artist. He has set fire to dahlias and gloriosa lilies, launched orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises into space and generally ...
August 31, 2018

Melbourne Festival presents Samuel Beckett’s ‘amazing journey’ through fascism

Actor Barry McGovern brings Watt to life.
August 31, 2018

In a tricky CBD plot, a thriving garden proves (almost) anything is possible

If Karen Sutherland can make a thriving productive garden in a shady slip of land ringed by high-rise buildings, you've got to start believing you could do it anywhere. She barely blinked at the poor soil, the extraction-fan vents blasting out hot air ...
August 31, 2018

New take on fatherhood still leaves families wanting

We continue to expect very little of fathers, and a great deal of mothers.
August 31, 2018

Liverpool to face Chelsea in League Cup third round

Liverpool will host Chelsea in the League Cup third round after Thursday's draw threw up four all-Premier League ties.
August 31, 2018

Your weekend: our guide to what’s on

Our guide to what's on around town this weekend.