Brodie Lancaster

is a critic and the author of No Way! Okay, Fine.

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Culture August 08, 2020

Search Party

As a dark comedy about self-absorbed millennial killers, Search Party focuses heavily on the lies that bind. In doing so, it also tells a lot of insightful truths.

Music February 15, 2020

Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush

Tame Impala’s long-delayed fourth album, The Slow Rush, reckons with the passing of time and the value of solitude. It’s well worth the wait.

Music December 14, 2019

Harry Styles’ Fine Line

Harry Styles’ second solo album, Fine Line, is at its best when the pop star reveals his vulnerable side, but the record needs some reining in.

Sport September 28, 2019

Peggy O’Neal’s eye on the Tigers

As the first – and still only – woman to serve as an AFL club president, Peggy O’Neal is keenly aware of her role as a groundbreaker, and of her responsibility to the future of her beloved Richmond FC.

Culture August 17, 2019

Sleater-Kinney’s The Center Won’t Hold

With their brilliant new album, The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s defiantly feminist brand of punk remains vital as ever, 25 years after they began making music.

Culture June 08, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jack River

A bagel and a coffee with Holly Rankin, better known as Jack River.

Culture June 01, 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Dedicated

On her fourth album, Dedicated, Canadian popstar Carly Rae Jepsen continues to explore heartbreak, love and infatuation against a backdrop of disco synths and catchy melodies.

Culture April 27, 2019

Top End Wedding actress Miranda Tapsell

Taking the journey from The Sapphires to Top End Wedding with Larrakia actress Miranda Tapsell.

Culture March 23, 2019

Dean Lewis’s A Place We Knew

The appeal of Dean Lewis’s debut album, A Place We Knew, is that the earnest musings on broken relationships can be moulded to anyone’s story. But what his formulaic songwriting gains in popularity, it lacks in depth and insight.

Film December 01, 2018

I Used To Be Normal

Tracking four boy-band-obsessed young women over several years, a new Australian documentary, I Used To Be Normal, turns the spotlight off the stars and onto the fangirls in an effective and sensitive paean to blind infatuation.

Music September 08, 2018

Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’

Troye Sivan’s album Bloom delivers polished, romantic pop music laced with an appreciation of longing and regret.

Life June 23, 2018

The power of fandom

As the National Library raises funds to preserve 19th-century fan scrapbooks, the author reflects on giving herself over to fandom – and how its obsessiveness is both critical and self-reflective.