The Rocky Horror Show and its star, Frank-N-Furter, debuted in 1973. His character owes much to older performance traditions.
It's not only fans that dress up on Melbourne Cup Day. There is plenty of gear racehorses can wear, from blinkers to nose bands, ear plugs and even a tail chain. But do they do any good?
We love to be scared by creepy movies. But fear has other uses too. It can be used negatively by politicians to control us, but can also be a tool to harness internal change.
We need to learn how to rebuild from loss, failure, or defeat in life, and that can also help in sport.
Research shows that trust is 'knowable' -- you can calculate whether you can trust an individual, based on their behaviours.
My investigations have generated stunning insights into how the ancient Greeks made music.
Be careful how you reward success. Was it achieved through hard-earned skill or just a lucky break?
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia's major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
From its origin in the early 19th century, lion taming has elicited both awe and horror.
In The Second Woman, actor Nat Randall replays the same scene, across 24 hours, with 100 different men. Leaving the audience to join her on stage is a thought-provoking experience.
It can be tough for younger players to make it to the top of professional tennis. But it's not impossible, if you look at the numbers.
Some of today's top tennis players are playing more games and at an earlier age than the court stars of yesteryear. And that can lead to injuries.
Does the Eagles' vaunted defense give them an edge? Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to test the popular adage.
While we appreciate an actor's craft on the stage, the deep emotions they draw on in performance take their toll on mental health. Actors need to "take off" their characters to return to normal life.
What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
Data shows that growth in total CEO pay has outstripped average Australian wage growth in every year of the last five years. But perhaps we need to look more closely.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
Drags kings have recently been declining in popularity, partly due to the evolving debate around gender and identity. But now a new and more inclusive drag culture is taking the stage.
Musical theatre nominees at the 2017 Helpmann Awards are dominated by overseas productions. Our own productions need way more support to compete on the world stage.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.