Jacqy Phillps as Karen and Russell Kiefel as Chris in the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 1986 production of Dreams in an Empty City.
Stephen Sewell's 1986 exemplifies the traits of the decade: apocalyptic in feel, epic in scope and unforgiving in length
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar in 2016.
The n-word is a means through which hip hop reminds white listeners of the chasm of culture and experience between them and black America.
Sampa the Great won the Australian Music Prize this year but until recently, few women in hip hop were acclaimed here.
Valerie Maciver PR/AAP
Australia is home to a diverse range of female hip hop artists. Here's our guide to five of the best.
Melbourne in 1846: a view from Collingwood. T. E. Prout.
State Library of Victoria
Ngár-go (Fitzroy), Quo-yung (Richmond), Yálla-birr-ang (Collingwood), and Bulleke-bek (Brunswick), are just some of the Woiwurrung names uncovered in the notebooks of a 19th century anthropologist.
Tourists take a photo of sunrise at Angkor Wat in 2016.
An influx of tourists is irrevocably changing UNESCO-listed towns in Asia. Controls on visitor numbers are urgently needed.
Australian book clubs are overwhelmingly white, middle-aged, middle-class and female.
Most book clubs are white and middle-class. Even today, books and reading can presume a divide between Indigenous oral story-telling and non-Indigenous literacy.
Elle Fanning as the author Mary Shelley.
The author Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was 18. A new film investigates the gender politics of the novel's creation.
Hillsong United at Petofi Csarnok, Budapest.
While some other churches are losing attendees, Pentecostal membership is growing. Good branding may be the key to their success.
Whistling tree frogs, Litoria verreauxii, are one of the species monitored around Canberra for their response to climate change.
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July 5, 2018
Climate change can seem far removed from our everyday lives, which is why a citizen science program measuring how frogs are dealing with a warming world is so important.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
July 1, 2018
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
Close up of the wheel in Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, 1951 (third version, after lost original of 1913) Metal wheel mounted on painted wood stool.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
In his Bicycle Wheel, Duchamp made the perfect kinetic Futurist sculpture.
Composite: Stills from Godfather (1972), Shutterstock
The final scene of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola deploys a technique known as parallel montage to great and rhythmic effect.
Statue of Eros of the type of Centocelle. Roman artwork of the 2nd century AD, probably a copy after a Greek original.
June 26, 2018
Erotic spells were a popular form of magic in ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient spells were often violent, brutal and without any sense of caution or remorse.
Artists and creatives often work in industrial spaces, which are declining in Sydney.
June 28, 2018
The loss of creative spaces to development is pricing Sydney artists out of the city. But they could be encouraged back with new cultural policies.
A curry-themed shoulder bag: ‘Curry’ is a word that no self-respecting subcontinental would own without a thousand caveats attached.
June 28, 2018
Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season ten.
RuPaul's Drag Race, now in its tenth season, is an extraordinary success. But the show valorises a specific form of masculinity and is still grappling with a rapidly changing discourse around gender.
Ring trees were made by binding young branches of young trees with reeds. As the tree grew, it formed a ring.
Tim Church/Timmy Church Films.
June 24, 2018
In the forests around the Murray River, Victoria's Watti Watti people have trained trees to mark significant cultural locations in the landscape.
Sign and spoken language share the stage in a theatre production, with Deaf actors performing in their first language.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.
The “Don Quixote” windmills in Consuegra, Spain. They were made famous by the novel in the 16th century.
June 25, 2018
Guide to the classics
Completed by Cervantes when he was in prison, Don Quixote is the tale of a man so passionate about reading he leaves home to live the life of his fictional heroes.
Australia’s cultural obsession with the US and the UK has real impacts on our politics.
June 21, 2018
Coined in a science-fiction novel in 1995, the Anglosphere has become Australia's cultural (and political) obsession. That leaves us blind to other perspectives.