August 24, 2018

Philip Hoare: From the punk rock scene to an obsession with the sea

Philip Hoare, the author of Leviathan and many other books, says the sea provides an outlet in the same way that the punk scene did: ''Another kind of under-the-surface thing, where you were off the radar.''
August 24, 2018

‘All women are beautiful’: Trevor Noah explains controversial joke

"My intention was to [say] stop putting one group above another," the comedian told Brisbane radio station 98.9 FM.
August 24, 2018

Why Courtney Barnett is Australian music’s great hope

Courtney Barnett delivers a high-wire act inches from the ground, all tension and excitement but with no real harm in stepping off at any moment.
August 24, 2018

Turning Pages: When it’s good to break the writing rules

Some inviolable writing advice needs to be broken from time to time.
August 24, 2018

Flight Facilities review: Dynamic duo quickly reaches cruising altitude

Sydney electronic musicians Flight Facilities have achieved considerable success via a clutch of singles and two albums.
August 24, 2018

Music reviews: Interpol, Blood Orange, Mehdi Rostami & Adib Rostami and more

Mehdi and Adib Rostami's Melodic Circles, Blood Orange's Negro Swan, Interpol's Marauder, Andy Zimmerman's Half Light, Indigo Girls' Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Wild Nothing's Indigo.
August 24, 2018

Exhibition digs deep into the remarkable gardens of Gordon Ford

Horticulturalist Annette Warner says there is still much to uncover.
August 24, 2018

On her way to Australia, Dionne Warwick counts her blessings

With a chart record surpassed only by Aretha Franklin, the septuagenarian survivor seems mostly content to let her hits do the talking.
August 24, 2018

Soprano Jessica Pratt prepares for the tears as Victorian Opera’s Juliet

Shakespeare's doomed lovers will be played by two of Australia's most acclaimed female opera stars.
August 24, 2018

A hundred years on, can Germany learn to love Bauhaus?

The inter-war movement that revolutionised art and design has always been more popular abroad.
August 24, 2018

Sorry, James. That conversation-killer behind you has caught my eye

I want to drink in a bar without a TV. I want the unsullied intertwining of sullied minds as we travel, laughing, from sobriety to that other place.
August 24, 2018

Circus tradition and experimentation make a seductive mix in Lexicon

A 250-year-old art is made new again as NoFit State joins this year's Melbourne Festival.