May 3, 2019

Bribes and lapdances: Drug firm founder guilty in opioid case

The founder of a multi-billion dollar drug company has been convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe its highly addictive fentanyl spray to patients who did not need it.
May 3, 2019

Retail woes hit pocket of shopping centres owner

Shopping centres owner intu expects its rental income to fall by between 4% and 6% this year in a further sign of troubles on the high street.
May 3, 2019

HSBC reports 31% profit hike in first quarter

HSBC has reported a 31% hike in profits in the first quarter of the year, despite counting the cost of economic uncertainty in the UK.
May 3, 2019

New show Tuca & Bertie a candy-coloured consolation for fans of Broad City

Created by Bojack Horseman's production and character designer, Netflix's new show is a whole different... set of animals.
May 3, 2019

Music reviews: Cage the Elephant, Kevin Morby, Aldous Harding and more

Aldous Harding's Designer, Kevin Morby's Oh My God, Heather Woods Broderick's Invitation, the Vampires' Pacifica, Andreas Ottensamer & Yuja Wang's Blue Hour, Cage the Elephant's Social Cues
May 3, 2019

From the Archives: The Castle opens to rave reviews in the United States

20 years ago, Working Dog's film The Castle opened in US theatres. Reviews predicted a surprise hit for the Australian comedy with a "sincere and affectionate heart".
May 3, 2019

The X factor: from fashion to art, collaborations are so hot right now

Young consumers are embracing a design trend that looks like its here to stay.
May 3, 2019

Compassionate, insightful look into the making of a jihadi

Fatima Bhutto's The Runaways deals with the complexities and consequences of radicalisation.
May 3, 2019

Bret Easton Ellis: How Trump is Patrick Bateman’s father figure

Bret Easton Ellis says his writing has always been about wanting to express himself and not thinking about his readership at all.
May 3, 2019

Turning Pages: The horror stories found in vintage children’s books

Jingoistic and racist tales from the 19th and early 20th centuries can prompt dismay, but that's no reason for not preserving them.
May 3, 2019

Delightfully perceptive tale of human fragility and friendship

In her first novel, Australian author Melanie Cheng writes with an unaffected wisdom born of her other career as a doctor.
May 3, 2019

Alexander Chee’s personal essays among the best of an overdone genre

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel tackles a number of subjects, including the problems involved in making art from painful material.