theatre January 23, 2021

Sydney Festival

Although Covid-19 restrictions enforce a lack of spontaneity, this year’s Sydney Festival feels like spiritual healing.

film January 23, 2021

Stephen Maxwell Johnson and Witiyana Marika

Director Stephen Maxwell Johnson and musician Witiyana Marika drew on three decades of friendship to create the Northern Territory action thriller High Ground.

television January 23, 2021


The hit adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Regency romances gets everything right, almost.

games January 23, 2021

Among Us

After a year of being nice in Animal Crossing, the casual, uncurated indifference of Among Us comes as a relief.

in progress January 23, 2021

Antony Hamilton

Running a dance company under lockdown presents unique challenges, but that hasn’t stopped Chunky Move’s Antony Hamilton.

books December 19, 2020

Best books of 2020

In 2020 reading nonfiction felt, to me, like an anchor to normalcy: reading about the big ideas and intimate dramas that were the stuff of our lives and the centre of our concerns before the pandemic reshaped our imaginations and our everyday, for...

books December 19, 2020

Best books of 2020

It has been said so many times that it’s almost considered a banality. 2020 was A Year, one that saw societal inequalities further magnified. No thanks, of course, to the elite who carried on business as usual, and who own many of the tools we use...

television December 12, 2020

Film director Glendyn Ivin

Since his first short film won the Palme d’Or in 2003, Glendyn Ivin has established himself as one of Australia’s most exciting film and television directors. The forthcoming Penguin Bloom, starring Naomi Watts, brings some light to his dark meditations.

television December 12, 2020

The Queen’s Gambit

Netflix’s hit series The Queen’s Gambit reveals what genius is considered to be – and who is allowed to have it.

art December 12, 2020

Unfinished Business

The first large-scale exhibition of Gordon Bennett’s work at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art reveals a terrible beauty.

music December 12, 2020

We Will Always Love You

The Avalanches’ third album is their most explicitly spiritual record – and their best yet.