Australian politics, society & culture


Malthouse Theatre’s ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.’ is an exciting but nihilistic condemnation of how contemporary feminism has been derailed.
By Alison Croggon
‘Macbeth’ at Melbourne Theatre Company attempts to draw on the tension between high and low art
By Alison Croggon
The streaming giant is paying big money for big names as it expands into film, but will that be enough?
By Harry Windsor
Cover of Men Without Women
Harvill Secker; $35
By Stephanie Bishop
Cover of Anything Is Possible
Viking; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Image of Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert reviewing sound-effect tapes produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
The Radiophonic Workshop, creator of those ‘Doctor Who’ sound effects, is back
By Anwen Crawford
Still from Hounds of Love
Ben Young’s ‘Hounds of Love’ presents horror in all-too-familiar surrounds
By Shane Danielsen
Image of ‘Snow-covered Field with a Harrow (After Millet)’
‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ at the National Gallery of Victoria
By Sebastian Smee
Brutalist masterpiece or harbour eyesore? Sydney’s Sirius building faces an uncertain future
By David Neustein
‘The Gulf’ explores the family dynamics of abuse and its effects on children
By Alison Croggon
David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ shatters the tedium of prestige television
By Luke Goodsell
‘Wild Bore’ at the Malthouse Theatre is an irreverent criticism of criticism itself
By Alison Croggon
Image of David Lynch and Mark Frost
The groundbreaking series’ co-creator and co-star discuss its enduring appeal and new season
By Andy Hazel
Joan Didion’s ‘South and West’ only scratches at the surface of America’s complex Southern states
By Elle Hardy
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company’s co-production of ‘Away’ explores the shadows of Gow’s sunny and much-loved text
By Alison Croggon
Kelly Reichardt’s latest film is another quiet triumph
By Anwen Crawford
Oil, money, murder and the birth of the FBI
By Elle Hardy
Cover of Exit West
Hamish Hamilton; $32.99
By Helen Elliott