August 25, 2018

‘I could do better’: How Tkay Maidza pressed the reset button on her career

The direction shift coincided with what Maidza calls a "clean-out" in her personal life. "My parents were like, 'Yeah, that wasn't a good person to hang around'."
August 25, 2018

Matthew Reilly puts his drive behind the Canberra Writers’ Festival

Matthew Reilly might be one of our most successful authors, but he's a humble guy who loves Canberra
August 24, 2018

Child refugees draw out the pain and horror of civil war in Syria

Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty has collected drawings by child refugees from Syria that show the impact of the civil war on their lives.
August 24, 2018

Listen: The strange joys of a live orchestra performance

An bird's-eye view of the Sydney Symphony in action reveals much spit and polish.
August 24, 2018

‘Superman’s not coming to save your ass’ Erin Brockovich tells Australians

The environmental crusader is in Australia - and she sees similarities between what's going on here, and the situation which propelled her to Hollywood fame.
August 24, 2018

Not everyone celebrating as Bar Machiavelli turns 30

Sydney's original power restaurant celebrates a major anniversary next week, but some on the guest list won't be popping corks.
August 24, 2018

Review: Speed north to Darwin to see the latest, most dynamic Indigenous art

Don't sit in Sydney waiting for work from the most dynamic Indigenous artists to trickle into local galleries or the Wynne prize. Go to Darwin to see this year's NATSIAA award.
August 24, 2018

Better Call Saul is now as dark as Breaking Bad. But is it just as good?

In its fourth season, the lines between Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul and its originator are blurring.
August 24, 2018

Gardening: in the season of the narcissus

Reborn from the Brunet family's famous cut flower farm at Mount Tomah, the Daffodil Festival hits gold with swathes of daffodils and jonquils.
August 24, 2018

Art’s Lavender Bay mob: friendships, rivalries, drugs, infidelity and cheap rent

In 1969, Brett and Wendy Whiteley found cheap rent in a stinking industrial harbourside suburb and became the core of a tight artistic community that dabbled not only in paints but in the infidelities and drugs of the era.
August 24, 2018

A city deconstructed: from The Newcastle Song to top five hipster city

Once the heartland of the masculine working class, Newcastle has transitioned from the bogan to the barista with its customary humour and a growing literary scene.
August 24, 2018

Film Review: Book Club could do with a dash of wit and a hint of anarchy

Featuring four renowned actors, Book Club's plot relies on mature women being shocked by Fifty Shades of Grey.