Australian politics, society & culture


The Dirty Three on stage at Fowler's Bar in Adelaide, 2010. © Ben Searcy
The Dirty Three’s 'Toward the Low Sun'
By Robert Forster
Allen Toussaint © Gilles Petard/Redferns
Allen Toussaint and New Orleans
By Paul Kelly
Carl Vine, 2011. © Keith Saunders. Image courtesy of Musica Viva.
Meeting composer Carl Vine
By Anna Goldsworthy
Scene from 'The Theft of Sita'. Image courtesy of Melbourne Festival.
An Australian–Indonesian production - ‘The Theft of Sita’, 2000
By Robyn Archer
The members of Ten Part Invention, founded by John Pochée (third from right).
Ten Part Invention - ‘Unidentified Spaces’, 2001
By John Clare
The incendiary Meow Meow, 2011. © Magnus Hastings
Meeting Meow Meow
By Peter Conrad
Sarah Blasko's 'As Day Follows Night'
By Robert Forster
She’s a restless soul, Sarah Blasko, three albums in her recording career done: one in Los Angeles, one in Auckland, and now her latest from Stockholm. Each has been shaped by its location. From LA came the neat, crafted pop of her debut, The Overture & the Underscore (2004); from Auckland there was the nautically
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Paul Kelly