So, you’re going to show your non-support of Russia by booing their Eurovision entry this year? With fancy anti-booing technology on the cards, Tim Chandler suggests you think again. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken the extraordinary measure of installing anti-booing technology as a Plan B to any unfavourable audience reactions – mainly towards Russia. Russia wasn’t the crowd favourite at…
Juliette Furio chats with painter Dolan Reskov, who explores how the discipline, beauty and freedom from his past in graffiti and street art translates to the canvas. Street artist turned painter, Dolan Reskov aka Cheeba, gained some notoriety as a “writer” (graffiti artist) in the late ’90s during the 2nd wave of Sydney street art,…
Don’t let the “based-on-a-true-story” label scare you off, Glen Falkenstein found Woman in Gold to be a touching drama about two very different people with a common past.
For those unaware, Dave Letterman officially retires today from his long running and highly successful Late Show with David Letterman…here’s a story from Mike Welsh about his brush with Letterman fame.
Power chords, key changes, fluoro, hair gel, synths – Eurovision 2015 is here, and the comp that made Jedward and ABBA famous has an honorary entrant in Australia, with a chance for Eurovision glory.
Mike Welsh teams up with Sydney rock band Velveteen to offer PM Tony Abbott a spot on the musical landscape, accompanied by illustrations from the team at Friday Mash. Given I’d knocked out scores of corny ditties for radio shows, including for Prime Ministers Howard (little Johnny H) and Gillard (Julia G the Ginger Dreamboat), and…
Museums allow objects to speak, to bear witness to past experiences and future possibilities, writes René Wadlow, which is why they are deserving of greater protection, particularly during times of conflict.
Ivana Brehas presents her Top Five Queer cinematic gems in celebration of yesterday’s #IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia).
Johnny Depp may have unknowingly illegally brought his lil pooch buddies Boo and Pistol into Australia, but the way Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce dealt with it, while legal, was bloody embarrassing, right? Ugur Nedim looks at the legal side of it all.
All dog owners develop a special relationship with their dogs, but the back and forth between Paris Portingale and pet poodle Gerry is…particularly…unique…
Glen Falkenstein’s review of the latest entry into George Miller’s universe of Mad Max in the recently released Mad Max: Fury Road.
Longtime Ian McEwan fan Loretta Barnard shares her disappointment in McEwan’s latest novel, “The Children Act,” in TBS’ latest #bookreview
Through Sherryn Groch’s interview with Sian Prior we learn that while writing is an act of creativity for some, it is therapy for others. Prior’s “Writing as Therapy” workshop takes place later this month.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Waterloo (no, not the ABBA song) and Glen Falkenstein says it’s the right time to make Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon movie.
With all the hysteria engulfing Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi and her “pornographic” paddle boat, Jacob Lynagh’s “got a feeling in his waters” there may be some double standards at play.
Laura Cordero is no crazy cat lady, but she has formed a special bond with her furrier family members and can teach you how to speak fluent feline-ese in no time.
The government is ramping up its fight against boat people with immigration guards given super powers and dehumanised, Jordan King Lacroix reports.
Miranda July’s “The First Bad Man” starts out an hilarious portrait of oddball Cheryl Glickman, but for Katherine Quinn, it’s the darker, intimate, thought-provoking moments that will stay with her.
In his review of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Glen Falkenstein finds equal measures of “The Good, Bad and Ugly”, but overall finds it a whimsical, technically-accomplished, deeply-flawed enthralling beast.
Jordan King Lacroix has the jump on us again, with the latest info being that scientists have found there is nothing left to laugh about.
In her latest #artistinterview, Juliette Furio chats with Liam Gale of Liam Gale and the Ponytails, discovering what’s next for the man and the band, and learns about things bluesy, expressive, and human.