The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.
Small organisations are creating Australia's most exciting art. Yet a recent report shows that even the most popular art-forms are bleeding revenue, while government funding dwindles.
The Otsuka Museum of Art in Tokushima features a full-sized replica of the Sistine Chapel.
Increasingly sophisticated technology allows us to make close-to-perfect copies of everything from paintings to burial chambers. Can a replica bring artefacts to new audiences?
Football is becoming an increasingly important weapon in Britain's soft power arsenal.
Clockwise, from left: White nationalist William Pierce, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, white nationalist Richard Spencer, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, professor Kevin MacDonald, and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart.
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An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
Recently I got told this joke. Two economists are having lunch. One of them has to make a decision about changing jobs, moving cities, disrupting his family and so on. What should he do, he asks the other…
Terracotta warriors date from over 2,000 years ago and are considered to be one of the most important recent archaeological finds.
For centuries, historians have assumed that 'primitive societies' couldn’t have possibly come up with advanced techniques on their own.
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Subculture is on the decline, according to many pundits. But a trip to Whitby on certain weekends would demonstrate otherwise.
Watercolour painting of a Haida painted wooden mask.
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With the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of populist extremism, we must defend the teaching of anthropology. And in doing so, we might expand and rethink ideas of "the humanities".
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All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
Culture and family can play an important role in whether you can pay off your mortgage, new research shows.
People from South East Asian countries are less likely to default on their mortgages because of a culture of financial assistance from families, new research shows.
Local diet is often influenced by other countries.
Is food sovereignty possible in the global world we live in today? Yes, if governments can develop appropriate policies.
The Record – a genre-less, story-less dance piece – would never fit into a standardized category.
Modern society has become addicted to ratings and league tables. But a new scorecard, which aims to give 'good art' a numerical ranking, is utterly wrong-headed.
Antony Osler - from ‘Mzansi Zen’.
A new book on Buddhism in South Africa is more than a beautiful coffee table book. If Zen ever finds a foothold in Africa, the truths the book reveals could be seen as monumental.
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments.
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One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
For Grumpy Cat, a random internet post led to global fame and red carpet appearances.
This scientific field suggests people have been passing along memes since long before the birth of the internet. What makes one bit of culture take off, while another sinks from sight?
Humans co-opted the anatomical structures for breathing and chewing to create speech.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
Pages one and two of issue 31 of OZ magazine.
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Richard Neville was a man of his times: a smart-alec student in the 60s; a drug-smoking hippie on trial in the 70s; to a family man, writer and public speaker in the 80s and 90s.
A JR giant.
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It's time to finally put art on the Olympic map, prove the sceptics wrong, and renew and advance some of the more tired aspects of the Games staging process.
A candid assessment of the impact of the games, from an academic on the ground.