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Taylor Mac’s ‘HIR’ at Belvoir is not your average kitchen-sink drama
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Malthouse Theatre’s ‘The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man’ runs the risk of erasing its protagonist
Luc Besson discusses humanity, utopia and his latest film, ‘Valerian’
The second season of ‘Top of the Lake’ once again battles male sexual and psychological violence
Viewers are embracing new technology to watch shows that tap into a yearning for a pre-digital age
Australia’s biggest-selling author is largely unknown to contemporary readers – but that’s about to change
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan bring their signature banter – and talk of mortality – on ‘The Trip to Spain’
Ian Strange’s latest exhibition, ‘ISLAND’, explores our complex relationship with the family home
Sydney Opera House (touring Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne)
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Jen Cloher’s self-titled album is a unique take on the trials of a touring musician
David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural
Image of The Rabble’s ‘Special’
La Mama, one of Australia’s most influential theatre companies, turns 50
Reko Rennie, ‘OA_RR’ (detail), 2017
‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia
Life Is Strange
Is the new diversity in video-game characterisation liberating or appropriating?
Don Winslow’s latest novel transcends the New York cop story clichés
Vale Simon Holmes and Dr G Yunupingu
Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius deliver the wake-up call Australian theatre needs