THE PRIVATE, THE PUBLIC, AND THE LINE IN BETWEEN

You know that old line, ‘whoever invokes Hitler first has lost the debate’?   Anthony C. Grayling may be the exception to that rule. He … Read more

WEATHER FESTIVAL

MY 21st birthday party involved a lot of mud tracked over the carpets of a Glebe terrace walk-up, an industrial-sized jar of pickled cucumbers provided … Read more

MCA REOPENS

The mademoiselle of Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is getting on a bit – this year she turns 21. And what better age … Read more

LYREBIRD

The fires that burned through Kinglake three years ago, on Black Saturday, were some of the worst in the state – 38 people died in … Read more

CLUB CAB SAV

Remember when concerts were mostly music and crowd-surfing? Then the Flaming Lips came along, and Wayne Coyne was like, “AW HELL NO”, and now every … Read more

THE VOICES PROJECT 2012: THE ONE SURE THING

There are, as they say, two sure things in life: death and taxes. Part of me is disappointed that the Australian Theatre for Young people … Read more

NEVER DID ME ANY HARM

It used to be that, in polite company, you didn’t talk money, politics or sex unless you wanted to make trouble. Now, if you want … Read more

TOOMELAH

The price of a ticket to Toomelah, Ivan Sen’s unsparing portrayal of Indigenous community life, should include a stiff drink. The film unfolds in … Read more

GROSS UND KLEIN

It takes a moment for the clapping to begin. Botho Strauss’ Gross und Klein (Big and Small) was first staged in 1978, in divided Germany, … Read more