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.
Listen up, kids. Mama is getting tired of all the Baby Boomer bashing and wants to say a few words.
International Jazz Day is upon us, so let the expertise of the local jazz scene explain why you should care about not just the day, but the art of arts.
Modern day Anzac celebrations are increasingly becoming a day of nationalist fervour, where we wear the flag, instead of honouring those we lost defending it.
Very few artists allow you to travel back in time, but the warm charm of Al Bowlly instantly drags you back to the optimistic sepia blur of the 1920s.
For many, Easter starts and ends with Jesus, but throughout history there are strangely similar holidays that predate it. So, it might behove one to climb down from your cross.
Today is an auspicious day in the calendar, as we’re to honour the original boy band concept – the barbershop quartet. Turns out it has nothing to do with having your hair cut. Scandal.
The incomparable Bette Davis is the focus of our “Happy birthday, you’re…” treatment today. Just because someone has passed, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Party?
Émile Zola was a man who escaped definition. A writer, activist, philosopher of some renown, he even ceased living in a memorable manner. Bloody overachievers.