The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Geoffrey Rush as Basil Hunter on a ferry near Luna Park Sydney in Fred Schepsi’s The Eye of the Storm (2011).
A marvellous exhibition of Australian film stills, now showing in Adelaide, offers a form of visual ethnography.
Coins from the Hoxne Treasure,
Hoxne, England, late 4th – early 5th century CE.
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A major exhibition of treasures from ancient Rome presents a distinctly old-fashioned tale of the empire's rise and expansion, which is out of step with contemporary scholarly thinking.
In Insatiable, Patty (Debby Ryan) seeks revenge on the people who caused her misery.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.
Vicki Van Hout in plenty serious TALK TALK.
Two new dance works allow the public to engage in a conversation around constitutional recognition and sovereignty for Indigenous peoples.
The review of South Africa's list of zero rated VAT items faces a tricky challenge of shielding the poor while ensuring that the relief isn't exploited.
A “cloud” of Mexican freetail bats leaving their roost.
Bats have symbolised everything from insanity to good luck. A new book explores their place in our collective imagination.
But is it art…? Fast-car fans Maurice and Harry in the Art Gallery of New South Wales in ABC’s Everyone’s A Critic.
The ABC's reality TV show Everyone's A Critic puts 'everyday' Australians in galleries. It is a compelling premise for an art show, but a tad disappointing.
Rozanna Lilley, the author of Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life.
Rozanna Lilley’s book Do Oysters Get Bored? explores the complexity of family life, contrasting her own unconventional childhood with caring for her autistic son.
Brenton Spiteri as the priest of Baal, with Emma Pearson as Athalia, Queen of Judah.
Pinchgut's typically excellent production of Athalia brings vividly to life the tale of the rogue Biblical queen.
Dancers perform in Bangarra’s premiere production of Dark Emu.
Bangarra's Dark Emu is a response to Bruce Pascoe's book of the same name. But it doesn't embrace the full potential of its source's game-changing impact.
Melita Jurisic as the mother who confines her four daughters to their house for eight weeks of mourning.
Federico Garcia Lorca's shocking civil war play is successfully transferred to the Australian desert by the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Flamingoes dance on a lake in South America in Planet Earth II Live in Concert.
Planet Earth II Live fuses footage from the BBC series with live orchestration. Despite some narrative flaws, it's a stirring call to look after our environment.
Akram Khan in Xenos.
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Dance can't literally tell history, but it can tell historical truths, as shown by Akram Khan's Xenos at the Adelaide Festival.
The term ‘Leb’ embodies hyper-masculinity on the street.
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Circus Oz’s Model Citizens seamlessly intertwines entertainment with political and social commentary.
Circus Oz's latest show furthers the company's commitment to politically driven, gender balanced circus.
Elaine Cromby and Ursula Yovich in Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
Barbara and the Camp Dogs transformed Sydney's Belvoir Theatre into a pub gig. But what started as a comedy became a searing tragedy about Australia's inability to listen to Indigenous people.
Ngathu, in Bangarra’s Ones Country, is a brilliant combination of the contemporary and traditional, telling the story of the ngathu, or cycad, in Arnhem Land.
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Bangarra’s current season of three new works, Ones Country, is uneven in parts but worth seeing for the diversity of Indigenous stories from some new choreographic voices.
Donald Horne saw Australia as a country that had got lucky, but was squandering its luck.
Donald Horne saw Australia as a lucky country that was squandering its luck. His bold ideas captured the nation's imagination. But being a public intellectual is no longer easy. Who will come up with the next grand ideas?
Cameron Goodall in The Sound of Falling Stars at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
The Sound of Falling stars brings 31 male singers who died young, including Sid Vicious, Jim Morrison and Jeff Buckley, back to life, and forces us to question our role in their fates.