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A still from Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. The Japanese director has announced that this is his final film. © 2013 Nibariki - GNDHDDTK

Miyazaki’s swan song conjures up a dying art

It is a strange and transitional time in the history of cinema. As the medium itself shifts irreversibly from celluloid to computation, the last generation of true film-makers is gradually, but inevitably…
Cosplayers come in all shapes and sizes. zigazou

Explainer: what is cosplay?

I’m standing in a line at Brisbane Supanova 2013, a pop culture convention, when I’m approached by a young family with a tiny girl in a sparkly Snow White gown, complete with bright red hair bow. “We were…

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