October 4, 2018

Mandela’s life a reminder about how much people power can achieve

Two shows – a musical and an exhibition – are trying to capture the essence of Nelson Mandela the man.
October 4, 2018

Kristina Olsson: My first visit to Sydney Opera House was a pivotal experience

Kristina Olsson's Shell brings together the story of Pearl, a spirited journalist, and Axel, a glassmaker from Sweden, who has come to Sydney to make a piece for Jorn Utzon's new Opera House.
October 4, 2018

The new look for Parliament House’s garden

The private grounds of Victoria's Parliament House in Melbourne have been redesigned to blend in with new buildings.
October 4, 2018

The House review: Helen Pitt’s history of the Sydney Opera House

When the Sydney Opera House finally opened, its architect, Jorn Utzon, was driving with his family through Spain. He would never return to Australia.
October 4, 2018

Nineteenth-century Mt Macedon property opens its restored gardens

The ownbers have spent 20 years restoring Glenrannoch's gardens.
October 4, 2018

The Helpline review: Katherine Collette’s debut with a striking character

The narrative of The Helpline is propelled by a lighthearted energy that treads calmly on ethical and moral issues, and does not always go down predictable paths.
October 4, 2018

The new ways to get citizens involved in urban design

Are they a game or are they an app? Whichever, they offer a new approach to getting citizens involved in the crucial business of urban design.
October 4, 2018

Wordplay: Remote influence – the shrinkage of TV-talk

Seven years back, we shared a popular English, coloured by TV. But seven years is a long time in anyone's life.
October 4, 2018

The Death of Truth review: Michiko Kakutani on the decline of political honesty

Central to Michiko Kakutani's argument is the idea that there is an increasing disregard for truth, so that major misinformation and exaggeration allowed Donald Trump to persuade voters to support him.
October 4, 2018

Brothers in dance

Choreographer Antony Hamilton and his brother, The Presets' Julian Hamilton, have collaborated on a dance piece that explores the anxious state of the world.
October 4, 2018

A fairytale fit for the 21st century

If you’re a man in classic fairytales, you chop wood, wolves, or women. If you’re a woman, you’re a wimp or a witch.
October 4, 2018

Anson Cameron: One thing you can be sure of, science ain’t poetry

The PM's prayers set me thinking how routinely science is taken for granted, rejected, and belittled by both left and right.