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Nuclear war? No, just a play...for now

The Sydney Theatre Company’s 2023 season will feature a post-apocalyptic classic that is oddly prescient as nuclear weapons fears heighten.

  • Michael Bailey

‘Mentally moved on’: Lyndon Terracini leaves Opera Australia early

The artistic director has called time on a 13-year tenure that reversed the fortunes of Australia’s largest performing arts company.

  • Michael Bailey

Curse of the Jedi: why nobody wants to direct Star Wars

Although the newest addition to the Star Wars universe, ‘Andor’, began streaming last week, there are no movies in franchise on the horizon. What went wrong?

  • Ed Power

This Month

Record expectations for Tracey Moffatt photo series

The Indigenous artist’s suite of 10 works has been consigned from the Balnaves Collection and has an expected range of $350,000 to $450,000.

  • Gabriella Coslovich

Whirling dervishes and Spanish steps for Brandenburg 2023

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra has unveiled a typically international new season, but will also take its period instruments to local streets.

  • Michael Bailey
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Leon Bridges review: A soul stylist with substance

Leon Bridges showed plenty of style - from his white winkle-pickers on upwards - but there was no denying the soul in his singing at Monday night’s Sydney Opera House show.

  • Michael Bailey

September

Guitar music is dead? Nobody told The Darkness

Twenty years after their debut album sold 4 million copies, the British glam rockers are still gleefully uncool, and making a stand for real musicianship.

  • Michael Bailey

How to raise kids without bribery, stickers and punishment

Is “gentle parenting” just the latest in a long line of strategies or is it the breakthrough technique modern parents have been looking for?

  • Courtney Weaver

Forget Harry Styles, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ belongs to Florence Pugh

Olivia Wild’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ has been in the news for its off-screen dramas, and its chaotic ending is a reckless manoeuvre.

  • John McDonald

Indigenous Australians dominate 2022 cultural power list

Linda Burney heads the annual list of the nation’s 10 most culturally powerful people.

  • Lisa Murray

Tee up at 10 of the best public-access golf courses in the US

Swing getting rusty? Longing to get back to international travel? North America has plenty of challenging fairways to offer.

  • Richard Allen

Which woman artist will make an impact this time?

If the last couple of years are any guide, a sale dedicated to women artists could bring overdue recognition to a few more forgotten Australian painters.

  • Gabriella Coslovich

Rod Sims to take centre stage as Opera Australia chairman

The former competition tsar become chairman of the country’s largest performing arts company, after Glyn Davis’ departure to a role with the prime minister.

  • Michael Bailey

Modern love: rebranding Charles and Camilla’s adulterous union

Revisionists keen to honour and embrace a new monarch are reframing the relationship that led to Charles being scorned by the general public.

  • Theo Chapman

No birth certificate, no licence, no passport: meet the invisible man

Living completely under the radar and off the grid might sound like the ultimate freedom – but wait until winter sets in or you need a hot shower.

  • Peter Papathanasiou
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Artistry and gore in this dark and brutal witch’s tale

If this Serbian-Australian-British co-production may be classed as an Australian film, it’s one of the best of the year.

  • John McDonald

Why Noomi Rapace couldn’t say no to an Australian witch tale

The original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star says she’s determined to continue to forge her own path with unconventional roles.

  • Anthony Frajman

Cost of living crisis? Not at this $10m art sale

The market is so strong that Deutscher and Hackett is on track to have the best year for an Australian auction house since before the GFC.

  • Gabriella Coslovich

Rich Listers hit the Sydney Dance floor

With Financial review Rich Listers dotted throughout the room, it’s little wonder that Sydney Dance Company’s ‘Dance Noir’ fundraiser on Saturday night was one of its most successful ever.

  • Michael Bailey

Marianas Trench review: Canadian pop-rockers should be bigger.

The guy who wrote ‘Call Me Maybe’ has a band that produces pop just as irresistible.

  • Michael Bailey