Culinary fare in Cinema is a subtle dish, whether used to bring people together, or drive them apart. That, and it looks far better than the food we sneak in to view it.
While necessity is the mother of invention, we don’t necessarily honour the right man who fathered it.
Anthropomorphism is a long standing part of fiction. From the hare and the tortoise to Disney’s Zootopia, giving human thoughts and feelings to animals is a time-honoured tradition, in spite of its critics. Long may it reign.
The modern-day take on the Gladiator places him as a slave fighting alongside brothers to escape. The reality is entirely different. They were well funded, popular and rather egocentric.
It’s a familiar tale. Woman sleeps with a man, his wife finds out and turns her weave into a bed of asps. I’m thinking Medusa should sue Jerry Springer.
Madama Butterfly articulates the tryst between a handsome naval captain and a young Japanese girl. A match made somewhere, but it sure wasn’t heaven.
While Hollywood digs a good murder story, it pales in comparison to the love felt when it happens for real. What a town.
Selfish, destructive, morally questionable. While J.D. Salinger gave us The Catcher in the Rye, he also left us with a question. How fine is the line between the love of their work and hate of the artist?
We spoke to Jessica Tovey about the complexities of playing not only a Shakespearean role, but his most honoured and nuanced female character, Portia in The Merchant of Venice.
Today marks 48 years since Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin took that famous small step for all of us. The grip of wonder and confusion still holds me, as it did in 1969.
Love, as the movies told us, means never having to say you’re sorry. I’m sorry, but there are some romantic examples in movies that make me want to weep, and then die.
Spiders in this country get a terrible rap. However, we’ve wrangled the finest mind in the Queensland Museum, Robert Whyte, to explain why we should embrace them.
July 1 is Canada Day, and what better way to honour that wonderful place by highlighting some of their best writers. Plus, it’s handy information if you ever meet Trudeau.
On this day in 1870, a possibly great Australian literature voice was silenced. If the ball had broken differently, we’d know the name Adam Lindsay Gordon.
Sadly, the legacy of the romantic poets is kept to lazy sitcom writers, woke teens and apathetic husbands. However, they deserve their day in court; read on…
For millennia, the mysteries of ancient Egypt eluded western study – until some 200 years ago, when scholars unscrambled the Rosetta Stone and opened our eyes to a new world of old wonders.
Never has the term ‘include your brother’ been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.
Needlepoint artist Natalie Fisher has embraced the beauty and intricacy of Moroccan architecture to create gorgeously textured tapestries that speak of the universality of art.
You’ve heard of the 27 Club – Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse – but there’s also a 47 Club. Tortured and tragic, its members gave much to the world, but cashed in their chips before they could truly live the fruit of their genius.
With the rarely-seen Mercury revealing itself to us tomorrow morning, we spoke with Sydney Observatory about this, as well as other recently-discovered celestial phenomena.
Donizetti’s opera tells the story of a military alpha jock who fights it out with a local derelict for the hand of a well-to-do lady who wants nothing to do with either. Add a mysterious potion and you have a story of love that is as beautiful as it is awkward. Bravo.
Orson Welles. Philanderer. Egotist. Auteur. With his long-dead project exhumed by Netflix, why not share your breakfast with Orson. Just mind your fingers. And your manners.