August 23, 2018

Miles Franklin award: The authors have their say about their shortlisted novels

The winner of this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award is announced tomorrow. Here, the six shortlisted authors look at the writing of their acclaimed novels.
August 23, 2018

Ben Affleck reportedly back in rehab after ‘intervention’ from Jennifer Garner

The star is said to be seeking treatment for alcohol addiction following a series of unflattering paparazzi pics published this week.
August 23, 2018

Roxane Gay and John Edgar Wideman review: Writers who won’t compromise

They don't appear to be similar in either content or style, but one thing binds these two writers.
August 23, 2018

Jill Stark and Sam Twyford-Moore review: Memoirs of dealing with a troubled mind

Jill Stark and Sam Twyford-Moore chart their climbs out from the bottom of the wells of their despair.
August 23, 2018

Sticky Carpet

Sticky Carpet: Vale Spencer P. Jones, a guitar slinger who knew how to tell a helluva story.
August 23, 2018

Identity on parade: What is Australian music today, asks Mojo Juju

Growing up in regional Australia, Mojo Juju didn’t see herself reflected anywhere. Now she’s holding up the mirror with her new album Native Tounge.
August 23, 2018

Interpol find their inner glow

Interpol are back with new album Marauder and bouncing into their 21st year.
August 23, 2018

‘Can’t believe I shaved my legs for this’: shunned bachelorette’s parting shot

They saved the best zinger 'til last in Thursday night's episode.
August 23, 2018

‘I broke down’: Jimmy Barnes on how Working Class Boy has healed him

On the heels of bestselling memoir and a successful stage show, Jimmy Barnes brings Working Class Boy to the screen.
August 23, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians has already won the battle. But what about the war?

The all-Asian rom-com was North America's top film in its opening weekend, but there's plenty yet to come, says star Constance Wu.
August 23, 2018

The Happytime Murders review: Muppet mystery dead on arrival

While the Happytime Murders has the aura of a predestined flop, it holds attention better than the average catastrophe as there's something mesmerisingly awkward about filmmakers trying to be outrageous when they have no natural bent for it.
August 23, 2018

Three days to learn a show? That’s Shakira Clanton’s Long Forgotten Dream

When the star of Sydney Theatre Company's latest production fell ill, they turned to this rising star to step in at the last moment.