ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

OPERA: BLISS

Opera Australia’s much anticipated new work Bliss, based on the Peter Carey novel, premiered at the Opera House on March 12. The opera, in … Read more

MAGNETIC FIELDS – REALISM

Oh Stephen Merritt we do love you so. Even when you digress – 2008’s Distortion – you are never less then challenging. And while Merritt’s … Read more

JASON ISBELL THE 400 UNIT – JASON ISBELL THE 400 UNIT

Jason Isbell is a breakaway from that exuberant country-rock extravaganza that is The Drive-By Truckers.  As much as the country scene is saturated with either … Read more

AN HORSE – REARRANGE BEDS

Having reached the thumbs up from the US including appearances on David Letterman and touring with indie giants like Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and … Read more

MOVIE: THE BOUNTY HUNTER

The Bounty Hunter is an action-comedy-caper the likes of which have not been seen since the 1980s. Indeed, the film takes its cues from genre … Read more

THEATRE: THE SUICIDE

“Life is beautiful, life is shit …” with nothing but vomit and sausages in between. So goes the metronomic dilemmas of the unemployed and useless … Read more

THEATRE: STORIES FROM THE 428

What do you get out of sitting on the bus? Is it drab and dull or do you indulge in fantasies? Stories from the 428… Read more

THEATRE: STOCKHOLM

Complex physicality and quality production are the big stars in Bryony Lavery’s Stockholm, a collaboration between the Sydney Theatre Company and Britain’s Frantic Assembly. Meet … Read more

THEATRE: S-27

Humans reduced to numbers, ideals reduced to bitter realities. This earnest staging of Sarah Grochala’s prizewinning play sets up in stark and simple relief the … Read more

THEATRE: VS MACBETH

From its first performance in 1606, Macbeth has been plagued by misfortune. Supposedly a curse of the dark arts punishing Shakespeare for reproducing verbatim certain … Read more