By this author
Culture July 20, 2019
Novelist and playwright Peter Polites
In his second novel, The Pillars, Peter Polites uses Australia’s fixation on home ownership to explore the intersection of race, class and sexuality – as well as a growing conservatism within the queer community. “If you look at the generic images coming out of the queer community, there is a very specific aesthetic going on that’s obviously tied to race and class … You can be a total slut monster but still operate within a hegemonic discursive framework. There’s nothing radical about reinforcing dominant discourse. To me, that’s the opposite of sexual liberation.”
Culture September 09, 2017
Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli find comic relief
Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli’s graphic memoir takes an insightful look at big issues such as clinical depression and sexuality – but at its heart it’s also just an intimate portrait of long-time friends.
Television September 29, 2018
The third season of Australian Survivor on Network Ten finds the reality show developing an entertaining style distinct from the enduring juggernaut of its American forerunner.
Travel September 26, 2015
An obligatory gondola ride on the canals of Venice
In Venice, everyone’s romantic sojourn provides the picture-postcard moments of everyone else’s.
Culture November 29, 2014
David Shrigley behind the lines
The humour of David Shrigley’s ink sketches and installations is a Trojan horse for deeper ruminations.
Culture August 09, 2014
Comic relief for Megahex creator Simon Hanselmann
As a gender-confused teen, Simon Hanselmann retreated to the world of art. Now, he’s on the brink of becoming a global comics superstar.