Peter Coleman-Wright and Merlyn Quaife during a dress rehearsal of Bliss in 2010: it is one of few important local operas over the past three decades to have been staged a second time.
Australian operas have been written about many pressing topics - from the Stolen Generations to the Lindy Chamberlain case - but few have been staged a second time. What is going wrong?
A woman wipes a tear as Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood community gathers for a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto on July 22 that killed an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl.
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After acts of violence, we want to make sense of what is right and wrong and where we stand in the world. But we must ensure our belief systems are periodically and systematically checked.
A shifting sense of national identity.
A survey of British Remain supporters living elsewhere in the EU after the referendum found feelings of shame and loss about what they felt their country had become.
A giant rally in Thessaloniki and another in Athens show the strength of feeling in Greek Macedonia – and all over a country's name.
New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during a game against the Denver Broncos in 2016.
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A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
Wilfied Zaha playing for England under-21s in 2013.
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National team rules still aren't doing diverse societies justice.
Protesters hold signs at the Chicago Women’s March in January 2017.
John W. Iwanski
In the first study of the relationship between gender and national identity, the authors wonder if the answer might explain why the country still hasn't had a female vice president or president.
Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau?
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Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Red jerseys in their 32-10 drubbing of Maori All Blacks on June 17.
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The birth certificates of the 41 players in the squad touring New Zealand are an eclectic mix.
Marine Le Pen at a political rally in Metz, France.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
Workers wash freshly harvested bananas on a banana plantation near Parrita, Costa Rica.
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While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Can Britain be European without the EU?
Children in the 1940s were brought up believing that European identity was the way forward – so what went wrong?
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of best supporting actress.
Australian cinema has offered striking, intelligent and forceful evaluations of our national identity. Rather than play an outdated gambling game this Australia Day, why not watch the best of Aussie film?
The 1850s gold rush in Victoria brought an influx of prospectors from China, seeking their fortunes.
National Museum of Australia
Historians may not be the media stars they were in the 1980s, but understanding our history remains vital to understanding ourselves.
Paul Keating put the idea of a new flag, shorn of any traces of the Union Jack, on the political agenda.
By the end of 1992, Paul Keating had done more than anyone to place on the political agenda issues of national identity that had been either dead or dormant for years.
The EU referendum came down to deep divisions over immigration, borders and cultural identity that cannot be safely ignored.
Enough playing around.
Mainstream politicians see no benefit in playing to English identity. They're missing a trick.
Bush balladeers celebrate the district, its identities and their adventures.
When Brian the farmer finished his poem the crowd went wild. Small wonder he earned the People’s Choice Award on the night. We were at a so-called poetry “slam” at a country hall in a place so tiny it…
A real national conversation about democratic values will be inclusive and challenging – not fear-mongering.
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Events in the Middle East that have both shocked and horrified us seem to have opened the doors to anyone who wants to criticise Islam, raise concerns about multiculturalism and romanticise an age when…
Negotiating our position in the world has been a constant facet of Australian art.
Edmund Capon, the former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) last week commented that Australian artists remain unknown overseas because their work is “too strongly defined by place…