September 16, 2019

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in face of 2,000 opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the embattled US drugmaker accused of helping to fuel the opioid drug crisis, has filed for bankruptcy in the face of more than 2,000 lawsuits across the country.
September 16, 2019

Footsure and fabulous, but keep it close to your chest

You can’t help but laugh and cheer at the freedom to be found in Selina Jenkins’ Boobs.
September 16, 2019

None for six: Australian creatives take a hiding at the Emmys

Off the back of comedian Hannah Gadsby's win, the second night of the Creative Arts Emmys was a bruising experience.
September 16, 2019

The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek is dead at 75

The New Wave Rock visionary was found dead in his New York home. Ric Ocasek "redefined cool" with his '80s band The Cars.
September 16, 2019

Wild West acrobats whip up cowboy hijinks

Melbourne Fringe Review: Head First Acrobats' Railed combines physical prowess with plenty of eye candy.
September 16, 2019

Sometimes it’s hard to Say Something Nice

Sam Brooks’ Say Something Nice is a vapid writing exercise with such a slender grasp of kindness it may do more harm than good.
September 16, 2019

Agatha Christie meets The Office, but nastier

Fringe review: An exceptional cast makes darkly hilarious comedy Wrath fly.
September 16, 2019

Jojo Rabbit becomes hot contender for Oscars

Taika Waititi's controversial Nazi Germany-set satire Jojo Rabbit won the People's Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
September 16, 2019

Monica Lewinsky and Zadie Smith to headline new feminist ideas festival

The two-day festival, to be held in Melbourne, has snared a raft of impressive guests.
September 16, 2019

Beauty in the eye of the storm

The stormy symphonies of Haydn and Mozart that framed this program seemed like a return to an age of innocence.
September 16, 2019

After Toronto, is Tarantino still the Oscar favourite?

The crop of movies that premiered over the last two-and-a-half weeks in Venice, Telluride and Toronto will all shake up the Oscar race in a major way.
September 16, 2019

Oil prices surge after drone attack on Saudi plants

Global oil prices surged by nearly 20% following the bombing of two massive Saudi energy plants.