Set firmly within the BBC’s public service broadcasting ethos of informing, educating and entertaining, Doctor Who quickly became a mainstay of Saturday evening viewing
Michael Crichton’s cautionary tale showed that high-concept feature films could act as a vehicle for social commentary.
A new book about an old political leader asks what New Zealand has lost in the past five decades – and what it might yet regain.
Feminism helped power the tide of change carrying Gough Whitlam to power in 1972. What were his government’s historic achievements for women? And what do Australian women need to fight for next?
Often sneered at for its avocado bathrooms and flared trousers, the styles and tastes of the 1970s are worth reconsidering for other reasons.
The US economy is cooling, yet inflation remains elevated, a combo that suggests stagflation might be right around the corner.
People like to blame the green transition for high energy prices, but this is only true up to a point.
A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.
With Congress designating Aug. 11, 2021, as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, a scholar and performer of the art form makes the case for hip-hop to become more prominent in American academe.
The subject of a new Netflix miniseries, Halston once ruled over New York’s fashion world. But the designer with a devil-may-care approach to his business dealings attempted too much, too quickly.
They chained themselves to buildings, entered male-only pubs and were dragged out by police. The documentary Brazen Hussies tells the story of the warriors of second wave feminism.
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Hidden for decades in a vault at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the photographs depict a regime fixated on establishing order, meting out punishment and stoking nationalism.
Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever
The Conversation, CC BY69,6 MB (download)
The stories shared with you today are drawn from consultations and interviews with more than 60 Nimbin residents, Aquarius Festival participants and Indigenous elders.
President Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ has received 10 Oscar nominations. Here, a sociologist explains the hidden historical and cultural context of the film.
The 1970s transformed Australian drama. It was a time of imaginative brilliance as the Empire wrote back.
In the 1970s thousands of women in media took their employers to court over pay inequality. While many were successful, similar cases today show the fight for equality has a long way to go.
He was a true heart breaker.