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A Star is Born Standing in the shadows of love
by Mark Mordue
The film has something powerful to say about ‘toxic masculinity’, painting an unusually believable portrait of male energy hedged between self-determination and self-destruction.
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Best Day Ever Mulga and the mural at Bondi Beach Public School
by Regina Botros
“One kid keeps asking me, ‘How does your beard grow’?” says Mulga. “He said this morning, ‘I hope your beard had a good night’s sleep.’”
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Ghost Dance Marrugeku’s Le Dernier Appel at Carriageworks
by Mark Mordue
You really felt these people were dancing for their lives. Or if not quite that, fighting to understand who they were – part liberation struggle, part exorcism.
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Calling on Paradise Laurie Anderson at HOTA on the Gold Coast
by Kirsten Krauth
What Laurie Anderson loves most about creating and experiencing art is the chance to feel lost, to be disembodied.
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Justin Bieber: As Long as You Love Me Ghosts in the Machine
by Colin Gore
Last night I met Justin Bieber in a dream.
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Don’t Blink World Press Photo exhibition 2018
by Tanya Lake
When I fall asleep that night the images return. Strangely enough, I think of the face of a Japanese garbage man.
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Brothers’ Nest When blood really is thicker
by James Douglas
The Jacobsons are large men, with the heft of bulls but the contour of toddlers. They make a charismatic double act – Tweedledumb and Tweedledevious.
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Still Together Lighting a fire for the Warumpi Band
by Neil Murray
Acknowledging our special history, Sammy Butcher and I talked about writing songs again. We felt we could still make a statement.
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‘40,000 Years is Long, Long Time…’ Restoring Redfern’s famous mural
by Kate Bettes
“One woman walking past said it was a childish work. But I think that’s irrelevant. It’s important to community as a whole.”
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Blak Douglas and Uncle Roy Kennedy An Archibald finalist
by Steve Dow
Two blokes get together in a small artists’ studio, on Redfern’s Little Eveleigh Street, and yarn.
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Machismo Schmismo The Presets’ on ‘HI VIZ’
by Bernard Zuel
Blokey electronica is, like blokey rock and blokey country, all about the balls, the balls, the balls.
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Interview
Fear rules. Fear explains. Fear predicts. St. Vincent on charity, love and light
by Bernard Zuel
“I think we should do enough soul-searching to… know when we are being guided by fear or guided by something brighter.”
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