To celebrate Agatha Christie’s 127th birthday our resident book club explains the Queen of Crime’s influence on their preferred medium: television. A book club that prefers telly… that explains a lot.
Beyond art school and into the art world, the aphorism ‘in it to win it’ is oft-repeated. But through the many applications funded on last dollars, I’ve realised that there’s something else at play.
While we celebrate the output the fundamentally unwell artist creates, we often ignore the conditions they suffer under; because art.
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.
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.
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.
Robin Clonts is an artist with a difference, through the medium of oil on lols, but she also knows that great art comes from great pain.
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.
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.
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.
To most of us, Clive Palmer is a man with too much money and too little sense. However, when we study his broad strokes, his real message becomes clear.
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.
We spoke with tattoo artisan Ben Kaye about using his craft as a conduit to tell the stories of others. That and the correct amount of fire one should use.
Long before Stephen King appropriated it, there was but one murderous clown. Si chiama Pagliacci. Welcome to the brutal embrace of Leoncavallo’s bloody masterpiece.
Yes, he spoke to a truck in a movie, but the unique work that Shia LaBeouf is producing surely makes him as an artist we should listen to.
Not just words to fill out funerals or film scripts, the elegy possesses a great power to move the most stoic of listeners. Get better acquainted, you lot.
We’re all familiar with pa, but his kids (all ten of them) didn’t do too badly in their own right. Strap in, because we’re bringing sexy Bach.
Arguably more famous than the versions carved by Chaplin and Bugs, The Barber of Seville is an enduring classic for a reason. (Spoiler alert – it involves cockblockery.)