festival   November 25, 2023

New York’s Performa Biennial

Performa Biennial takes an open view of performance art, showcasing work that might as easily be dance or theatre for a visual art audience.

music   November 25, 2023

Frost Children and the ‘indie sleaze’ revival

Siblings Lulu and Angel Prost, recording as Frost Children, are among the few who make the historically vague revival ‘indie sleaze’ a real thing.

television   November 25, 2023

The Curse

Nathan Fielder’s new comedy drama, The Curse, takes his work into wilder territory.

middle east   November 25, 2023

Far-right ‘anarcho-capitalist’ wins Argentine presidency

Death toll soars in Ukraine. Chinese sonar incident injures Australian divers. Genocide fears in Sudan.

podcasts   November 18, 2023

Body Electric

The podcast Body Electric seeks to undo many of the physical and mental harms of working with technology.

theatre   November 18, 2023


Queensland Theatre’s production of  Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone considers the long shadow of war on those who suffer through it.

visual art   November 18, 2023

Miwatj Yolŋu

The Miwatj Yolŋu exhibition at Bundanon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this collection of masterworks, which engage with colonial experience and the modern world.

visual art   November 11, 2023

Surrealist Lee Miller

The life of American surrealist Lee Miller – from her traumatic childhood to the horrors she encountered as a war correspondent – was as extraordinary as her photographs.

television   November 11, 2023

Steven Spielberg’s Life on Our Planet

Spielberg’s Netflix series renders evolution as an extended feud between rival crime families.

theatre   November 4, 2023

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Sydney Theatre Company’s adaptation of Pip Williams’ best-selling novel The Dictionary of Lost Words is loyal to the book but weighed down by exposition.

festival   November 4, 2023


Both honouring and expanding its legacy, the 40th Liveworks brought the ghosts of past performance to startling life.