Banjo Patterson’s classic Australia poem retells the tribulations of an impossible pursuit. So, I wrote the millennial version of it.
The name Hercules is famous the world over. He’s been a cartoon, an adhesive pitchman a punchline to an Eddie Murphy joke. But what did he actually do? Well…
‘Blood, Sweat & Vinyl’ is a weekly introspective dip into the bubbling cesspool that music forgot. BYO gumboots.
Almost 60 years ago, Lady Chatterley’s lover brought sex and lust into the courtroom and changed the way we thought about censoring literature.
A new play is the setting for a revisionist take on God’s wrath, as he descends to Earth with a brand new set of commandments.
In an age where we overanalyse art (and those who created it) to death, poetry is a singular force. It is what it is and forever has value because of it.
A circadian novel is one that follows their characters over a 24-hour period. It’s tough to produce, but when done correctly, the results are spectacular.
Abstract art is a wonderful form, beset by confusion. Sure, it looks good and all, but what exactly are we looking at? We tasked Anne Spencer to fill in the mental gaps.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
Stop-motion filmmaking is an ornate, highly skilled medium that is fast being consigned to history’s bin. It’s best we pay homage to the true masters.
The power couple is a long-running social concept. However, only in the literary sphere do they do it properly. In fact, their love enabled the production of true classics.
The right piece of furniture quickly becomes much more than that. A platform, a frame and a tableau for your memories that follow.
Yes, there is now a ferry named Ferry McFerryface, and yes it’s ours. But, to those who aim criticism at the decision clearly don’t get Sydney.
For many, ‘Mack the Knife’ is a song that been covered to death. The truth, however, is far darker. And yes, it involves death.
Much more than just France’s first Oscar winner, Simone Signoret’s steadfast activism saw her become the example the morally conscious movie stars of today follow.
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.
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?