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.
August 23, 2018

n What’s happening in the Canberra arts scene, August 25, 2018

From new exhibitions, to a great Canberra read, there's plenty to see, do and read this week.
August 23, 2018

Mike Nock benefit draws stellar jazz line-up

The cream of the Australian jazz scene will come together next week in an all-star gig to help out legendary pianist Mike Nock.
August 23, 2018

American Masters: from Blue Poles to Campbell’s Soup cans

A new exhibition from the collection of the National Gallery reflects Australia's courage and ambition.
August 23, 2018

Litbits: What’s happening in the Canberra literary scene, August 25

What's happening in the Canberra literary scene this week.
August 23, 2018

Absurdities of motherhood laid bare in hilarious romp

The spirit of La Mama thrives in Liz Skitch's Mothermorphosis - albeit in a temporary location following a fire at the theatre.
August 23, 2018

Sam Dastyari lobbies influential Labor mates – to vote for his TV show

While the Liberal Party tore itself apart on Wednesday night, senior Labor figures were being targeted by a former powerbroker.
August 23, 2018

String ensemble HIP to the times

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra plays period pieces on period instruments.
August 23, 2018

Social Seen: Sydney’s usual suspects flock north for Hamilton Island Race Week

Sydney's best-known VIPs and social climbers make their annual pilgrimage to The Whitsundays; the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards; and Glassons launch their summer swim collection. By Amy Croffey – amy.croffey@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
August 23, 2018

Bang on a Can have yet to find a boundary they won’t cross

When young music graduates Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe moved to New York in the 1980s, fresh from Yale, they found a city divided along arbitrary lines.
August 23, 2018

Olivia Newton-John hits back at ‘false’ reports over tour cancellation

The singer cancelled two upcoming speaking appearances, sparking concerns about her health.